Teaching Assistant (Student Support Mentor)

Coventry, West Midlands
Grade 3 - £18,426 to £19,554 - salary is £13,767 to £14,610 pa pro rata to hours worked
14 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Emma Over
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Teaching Assistants x3

(Student Support Mentor)

Permanent, 32 hours per week (5 days per week), term time only plus 5 teacher training days

Grade 3 – £18,426 to £19,554 - salary is £13,767 pa to £14,610 pa pro rata to hours worked each week and the number of weeks worked each year. 

Required as soon as possible.

Are you motivated by knowing the things you do well will make a difference to young people? If so, come and visit us to find out more!

We are looking to appoint three Teaching Assistants (called Student Support Mentors at Caludon) to be part of our friendly and hardworking team. This opportunity is for a Year Student Support Mentor whereby you would be a key worker to an identified year group, inspiring and enthusing a number of identified students to achieve their termly targets, and also to provide assistance to classroom teachers with timetabled intervention/support.

Our student support team really is integral to the school’s vision to ensure young people overcome barriers to learning and achieve their full potential. We have recently enhanced leadership support in the team with the appointment of four team leaders.

You will be approachable, enthusiastic, motivated and resilient and able to support our vulnerable students as well as our most able, encouraging them to become independent learners.

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.  This post would 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 School Direct opportunity.  Excellent numeracy and literacy skills would be an advantage so that you can support the young people in our school with their English and Maths. 

Caludon Castle has a great deal to be proud of.  We are an oversubscribed, high performing school with ICT-rich, state of the art premises. Our specialism in Leadership, Teaching School status and Castle Phoenix Trust profile, mean that we have exceptional facilities, motivated students and staff, and a host of exciting opportunities.  We offer a range of benefits which inclu

des cycle to work, access to the on-site gym and swimming pool, free parking, an employee discount scheme and a commitment to staff wellbeing and recognition initiatives through our wellbeing committee and people strategy.

If you are passionate about improving students’ life chances, as we are, please contact Emma Over, HR Director for information, an informal discussion about the post or to arrange a visit.

Application packs are available to download on the Trust website http://castlephoenixtrust.org.uk/job-opportunities/vacancies/and www.wmjobs or from Emma Over via email: humanResources@caludoncastle.co.uk  Application forms should be returned to Emma Over by 9.00am on Monday 01 July 2019

In the meantime find out more about us on  https://youtu.be/9mlmgmD90fw

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this posts 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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