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Vulnerable Student Support

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Teaching Personnel are recruiting on behalf for one of our client Secondary schools in Newport.  Due to the challenges Covid has brought this year, the school is seeking a 'Vulnerable Student Support' Champion to provide pastoral support for vulnerable students at the school.

This is a full time role and will be for the rest of the academic year. There will also be an opportunity to join the school directly after a review.

GBP300 - GBP350 a week

About the Role:

The Vulnerable Student Champion will provide support, guidance, mentoring and training to individual and groups of vulnerable learners, responsibilities include:

  • To support students and their families who have been identified as vulnerable or on Free School Meals (FSM)
  • To work with the Heads of Year to identify families in need who could potentially qualify as FSM
  • Regularly communicate with parents of vulnerable children about their child's progress and engagement with learning (in school and remote)
  • Work as a learning coach with specific groups of vulnerable students whilst we are in school and accessing distance learning.
  • Home contact visits to support family needs

Who are we looking for?

You must have previous experience in a role working with children or vulnerable individuals.

You must also be very confident with safeguarding as your role will be key to ensuring the welfare of vulnerable students.

An interest in helping vulnerable and potentially challenging students is essential.  There will be an element of behaviour support in this role.

You will be providing support for families at home as well as in school so it is desirable that you have your own car - travel expenses will be covered.


  • You will need an enhanced DBS on the update service - Teaching Personnel can help you apply for this if needed.
  • 2 references
  • EWC registered

If you are interested a pastoral role support and would like to find out more about the role please apply with your CV. 

This role is to begin immediately so please apply early to avoid disappointment.


All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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