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Student Support Mentor - SEND

Castle Phoenix Trust
Coventry, West Midlands
Grade 3 £23,114 – £24,294 pa
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

SEND Student Support Mentor (Teaching Assistant)


Caludon Castle School


Grade 3 £23,114 – £24,294 pa – Pro rata to hours worked (Up to 32 hours per week).


Permanent - 39 weeks per year


Required for December 2023


Our motivation is that every child can achieve their targets with the right support. We understand where the students are at and scaffold them to move to the next level. If you feel the same way and want to make a difference, we would love to hear from you. Our student support faculty is integral to the school’s vision to ensure the young people in our school overcome barriers to their learning and achieve their full potential.


We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated professional to inspire and enthuse our students to meet their aspirational targets. This is a unique opportunity to combine providing specialist support in a traditional teaching assistant (TA) capacity, as well as mentoring a small group of students (‘cohort’), whilst also observing a wide range of lessons across all subjects and years, enabling you to glean good practice from colleagues and teachers.




This is a unique opportunity to provide specialist support utilising your skills, whilst also observing a wide range of lessons across all subjects and years.  The post could suit an experienced Teaching Assistant or someone looking to enter teaching, as the position would offer school-based experience prior to applying for a PGCE or an apprenticeship.




You will have a strong commitment to inclusive education, have had some experience of, or training in, learning strategies, and have the ability to supervise and support the teaching activities of individuals or groups of young people. The role will include meeting a range of needs of individuals and groups of students (11-18) both in the classroom and other learning environments.




We can offer you a range of benefits which includes cycle to work, free parking, an employee discount scheme, a commitment to staff wellbeing and recognition initiatives through the Trust’s people strategy and well-being committee.




This is an exciting time to join us.  We are part of Castle Phoenix Multi Academy Trust which specialises in leadership and is committed to invest in and develop all staff and, most importantly, bring about the best possible outcomes for our students who deserve the very best.




Closing Date: Midday Thursday 7th December 2023


Interviews: w/c 11th December 2023


If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date for applications, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.


Please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2022.


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 the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Trust is committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people and creating a culture of vigilance and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and vigilance


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