Learning Mentor - Woodfield School

Hawthorn Lane, Tile Hill, Coventry
Grade 5 (actual salary £19,500 to £24,385)
07 Apr 2022
16 May 2022
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Learning Mentor
Grade 5 (actual salary £19,500 to £24,385)
37 hours per week
Term Time Only

An opportunity to join the Woodfield team has arisen for dedicated and motivated individuals with a passion for supporting young people with special educational needs. Woodfield provides specialist SEMH education across Coventry between early years to the end of KS4. Woodfield currently comprises a Primary and Secondary provision on split sites. You would be joining the school at a very exciting time as the school looks forward to joining Sidney Stringer MAT and moving to one site provision on the Woodlands School site in September 2024. At this point the school will be one of the biggest providers of SEMH provision in the country, with the goal to the very best provision in the country and recognised as such nationally. 

We are seeking to add to our team of skilled learning mentors as we build towards creating an exceptional educational and therapeutic provision at Woodfield School.

You will be a critical part of a developing therapeutic and pastoral team at Woodfield School. Working closely with individual teachers and professionals to provide targeted personalised support. You will be expected to support our pastoral team in addition to classroom-based work.  A developed knowledge of children’s mental health, child cognitive development and the ability to deliver small group and one to one intervention will be integral. 

The successful candidate needs to be flexible, versatile and nurturing and able to work effectively with whole classes and 1:1.  Your time will be directed by our inclusion leaders and SENCOs and will involve an identified case load of students to have a positive impact with.  Student EHCPs will guide your work as we endeavour to provide highly personalised provision to ensure we meet student needs.  All of the young people we serve have EHCPs with the majority of primary needs revolving around SEMH, a large percentage of our cohort have a diagnosis of ASD and ADHD. Many have also experienced difficult personal experiences in their lives, and need nurturing, supporting and an opportunity to shine. We are looking for somebody who could help our students do this.

An understanding of the ‘Thrive’ approach which underpins all of our work is required along with an empathetic nature and a desire to understand what drives and triggers certain behaviours.

You will be expected to work independently with small groups and plan and prepare for this. You will need to have patience as well as strong behaviour management skills. You will also need a passion for working with young people and supporting those with barriers to their learning

We are committed to staff professional learning and this role could provide a stepping stone towards qualified teacher status and further advanced roles within a developing integrated mental health team and out-reach hub at Woodfield School. It is a chance to be part of an exciting movement that will shape the lives of many disadvantaged young people for years to come!

If you are resilient and passionate about the social, emotional and mental well-being of young people then we need to hear from you!

Closing date: 16th May 12 noon
Interview date: TBC

Applications packs are available to download below and are returnable direct to the school – shands@woodfield.coventry.sch.uk

Key Requirements

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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