Student Progression Mentor

Penkridge, Stafford
payable on Grade 5 SCP 6 pro rata; (£10.39 per hours, actual annual salary will be dependant on work
15 Jul 2022
08 Aug 2022
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Student Progression Mentor

Job number:PV21- 92


Job Summary:

Base: The Rural Enterprise Academy

Hours: Part time hours to suit the right candidate

Contract: Permanent, Term Time (39.2 working weeks)

Salary: payable on Grade 5 SCP 6 pro rata; (£10.39 per hours, actual annual salary will be dependant on working hours agreed with successful candidates)

Start date: September 2022

Are you looking for more flexibility, to work around family, hobbies or other commitments? we have an excellent opportunity for individuals who are looking for flexible working with part-time hours which you choose!

The Role:

Our school, over the last two years has expanded to include two additional year groups and in these exciting times we are seeking the right people to join us to increase our capacity to give the students the support they deserve.

The role is to support students on a one-to-one basis with curriculum support, anger management sessions and supporting small groups with class-based activities. The role will involve working under the direction of a class teacher.

This is an ideal opening for an experienced Teaching Assistant or Classroom Support Mentor to join our pro-active team. You will support students across a range of different subjects, therefore you do not need in depth subject knowledge, and instead, skills in working with challenging behaviours and or pastoral needs of students are required.

We are looking for a confident and proactive individual with a calm and empathetic nature to work with us.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to young people.

What we need from you:

  • Adaptability
  • Able to differentiate Dedication and resilience
  • Confident supporting challenging behaviour
  • Innovative
  • Team player

What we can offer:

  • Generous rates of pay
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Friendly and approachable environment
  • A dedicated SENCO

An NVQ 3 qualification (or equivalent experience) is desirable for this role but we would also greatly value the skills and experience that you bring from other positions.

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 and ethos is encapsulated in our motto ‘Learning Together’. Our main aim is to work collaboratively and 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:

  • Access to first class CPD opportunities.
  • Genuine opportunities for career progression - with 7 schools within the academy
  • Professional assistance - you will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential, independent and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. If clinically advisable, it also offers face-to-face counselling sessions.
  • Pension - automatic enrolment into the to the Local Government Pension Scheme one of the most competitive on the market, with employer contributions of above 20% in most cases.

We take a collaborative view of learning where good practice is shared through structured INSET programmes within school and across the Trust. You will join a friendly team.

Application Process:

All completed application forms should be sent by email to

Application forms and job specification are available on the school website.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday 8th August 2022

Interviews Dates: 16th & 24th August 2022, Please indicate your preferred date on the application.

"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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