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Pastoral Support Worker

Grade D – actual salary £17,054 – £18,829 (£20,092 – £22,183 pro rata)

Total hours 37 hours per week – term time only (39 weeks per annum)

Start date:  ASAP

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Pastoral Team, supporting students in ensuring they live our school motto of ‘Work hard. Be kind.’ The primary function of the role will be to work alongside the Head of Pastoral Support to manage our Refocus Room on a day to day basis. This room is a place where students come to report incidents, to reflect when they have not met our behaviour expectations and it is where any incidents are investigated and recorded.

Responsibilities will include working with students to help them reflect on and improve their behaviours, listening to students who report incidents or appeal teacher decisions, collecting statements from students, keeping records of all activities, liaising with families and mentoring key individuals to support and guide them.  Post holders are therefore expected to develop positive working relationships and to be able to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.  The successful applicant will work closely with the Head of Pastoral Support and Heads of Year to ensure excellent standards and levels of support are maintained on a daily basis.

The role will be varied and the successful applicant will need to demonstrate the ability to work in a flexible and supportive manner. They must also be a responsible and trustworthy team player, confident and effective in coordinating and delivering programmes of support, and experienced at communicating with various audiences by email, telephone and face to face.

An application pack providing furher information including a job description and person specificiation is available here.

For any information not provided in the application pack, please contact Diana Davenport, Head of Pastoral Support by email at

Closing date:  9am on Tuesday 25th January 2022

Interview Date:  TBC

Applications forms are available at the bottom of this page.  Please email your completed application form to by the closing date and time.

Exams Invigilator

Casual various hours – £9.62 per hour

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people? Are you able to relate to young people? Are you reliable, punctual, flexible, accurate, a confident communicator and able to work under pressure? If so we need you!

St James School is seeking an excellent invigilator to support the Exams Officer during the busy exam periods throughout the academic year.  The role will involve working with students, teaching staff and other invigilators.  The ability to work as a part of a team is essential.  Full training will be given.

A job description outlining the responsibilities of the post can be viewed here – Exams Invigilator Job Description

If you would like further information, please contact Josh Sweetland at

Closing date:  9am Tuesday 1st February

Interview Date:  TBC

Teacher of Food Technology (0.8 FTE)

St James is looking to appoint an excellent Teacher of Food Technology on 0.8 FTE from 25th April 2022 on a temporary basis until April 2023 to cover maternity leave.  From September 2022 the hours could be negotiable for the right candidate.  The successful candidates will be passionate about their subject and an excellent classroom practitioner who delivers innovative, engaging and challenging lessons that ensure all students achieve their best.

We are an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school of 980 students situated in the East of Exeter on a relatively new, purpose-built site which offers excellent facilities for all our departments.  We are an innovative and aspirational school that is driven by the highest of expectations in all that we do. We offer a rich and personalised learning environment for all of our students and work hard together to ensure everyone succeeds on a pastoral, extracurricular and academic basis.

We have a lovely staff body here at St James who are committed and passionate about all that they do. We work closely with other schools in the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust and are currently developing an aligned curriculum that will allow for shared resources and expertise. We offer our staff weekly coaching sessions, bespoke CPD, in-house career progression opportunities and regular staff-wellbeing events.

At St James, our work is underpinned by the following four pillars:

  • Having uncompromising high standards for all
  • Keeping the arts at the heart of the school
  • Valuing being outward facing
  • Practising kindness

If you share these values, are driven and are prepared to go that extra mile to support our students, then we would welcome your application.

We would welcome applications from NQTs and RQTs.  We provide a personalised and comprehensive programme of support to our NQTs which progresses into year two to ensure RQTs continue to receive guidance and coaching.

An application pack providing further information including the job description and person specification is available here.

Applications forms are available at the bottom of this page.  Please email your completed application form to by the closing date and time.

Closing date for applications:    9am Monday 17th January

Interview date:                        TBC

 The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is a values driven, rapidly growing 2 – 18 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivering outstanding outcomes for every student, regardless of background. Our priority is to ensure that our pupils, regardless of social-economical background can learn, thrive and be successful. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our students.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.  This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.