Student Progression Mentor

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Penkridge, Stafford
Grade 5 SCP 6 pro rata; (£10.21 per hour, actual annual salary £17,030.00)
14 Jan 2022
24 Jan 2022
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Student Progression Mentor

Job number:PV21- 32

Job Summary:

Base: The Rural Enterprise Academy

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent, Term Time (39.2 working weeks)

Salary: payable on Grade 5 SCP 6 pro rata; (£10.21 per hour, actual annual salary £17,030.00)

Start date: ASAP

The Role:

We are seeking to appoint a Student Progression Mentor on a permanent basis to support the educational and pastoral needs of our students in an environment that is both stimulating and supportive. The successful candidate will need to be a team player as well as being able to use their own initiative

This post offers an opportunity to join a school where creativity, innovation and the ability to work effectively in a team is valued.

You will be calm under pressure, resilient, confident and be curriculum aware. 

The successful candidate will be required to:-

  • Contribute to the effective implementation of individual programmes by supporting the teaching and learning experiences, which enhance the learning and development of our young people 
  • Assist with the management of the learning environment, ensuring that any behavioural or physical occurrences are addressed promptly  
  • Support senior staff by contributing to the development of care and learning plans and contribute to the preparation of reports and update daily records and logs
  • Maintain a professional relationship while developing a good rapport with our young people
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils at lunchtimes

An NVQ 3 qualification (or equivalent experience) is required for this role.

Visits to the school are strongly recommended.  Please contact Sarah Walker via email Sarah Walker or by telephone on 01785 333360.

The Rural Enterprise Academy:

It is a unique school which offers a different educational experience for children who are interested in environment, sustainability and land-based subjects.

The Rural Enterprise Academy is based in a safe, rural setting where pupils have access to a range of high-quality facilities as well as the great outdoors. Our curriculum makes the most of both, ensuring pupils are able to develop the skills and knowledge they need for a career in our specialism.

Our pupils make our school unique and we are very proud of them. Through our research-based approach to teaching and learning, we believe that each and every pupil has the ability to excel regardless of their starting points.

Being part of Penk Valley Academy Trust:

Penk Valley Academy Trust is the local academy trust for the following schools Marshbrook First School, Princefield First School, St John’s First School, St Mary& St Chad CE First School, Penkridge Middle School, Wolgarston High School and The Rural Enterprise Academy. The Trust’s vision is to take collective responsibility for ensuring that every child and young person in our Trust receives an excellent education, achieves high outcomes and realises their potential. All members of staff work incredibly hard to provide the very best education for every child in our care.
Employee Benefits:
As an employee you will be covered by our excellent well-being support programme through
Schools Choice.
We offer a cycle to work scheme.
We use every opportunity to develop staff at all levels, we have a comprehensive CPD Programme
and support staff at all levels to develop and experience opportunities to progress their careers.

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: 

Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Penk Valley Academy Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months.  This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments.  Applications will still be reviewed, and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities may vary. We will still aim to conduct face to face interviews where possible. Candidates will be given the option to interview via online video if you cannot attend in person, this can be discussed if your application is shortlisted.  We will always adhere to Government advice.

Application Procedure:
Completed application forms to be returned by email to or by post for the
attention of HR at:
Penk Valley Academy Trust
c/o Wolgarston High School
Cannock Road
ST19 5RX

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday, 24th January 2022

Interviews: Week commencing 31st January 2022

"This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and responsibility.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All staff working in the School during the school day will have contact with children and will therefore be in regulated activity. 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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