Student Support Mentors (Year Group and English Faculty)

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Coventry, West Midlands
Grade 3 – £18,933 to £20,092 - salary is £14,146 pa to £15,012 pa pro rata to hours and weeks worked
12 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
Emma Over
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Term time

Student Support Mentors (Year Group and English Faculty)

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

Grade 3 – £18,933 to £20,092 - salary is £14,146 pa to £15,012 pa pro rata to hours worked each week and the number of weeks worked each year. 

Required as soon as possible.  Posts until 31 August 2021.

Are you motivated by knowing the things you do well will make a difference to young people? If so, we could have just the job for you!

We are looking to appoint two Temporary Teaching Assistants (called Student Support Mentors at Caludon).  One position is as a Year Group Student Support Mentor (SSM).  You would be a key worker to an identified year group, inspiring and enthusing a number of students to achieve their termly targets, and also provide assistance to classroom teachers with timetabled intervention/support.  The other post is an English SSM; a key worker too but with the focus on support students in English.  The English post is to cover maternity leave.

You will be part of our student support team, which 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 three team leaders.

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

These are unique opportunities to provide specialist support utilising your skills, whilst also observing a wide range of lessons across all subjects and years.  These posts would suit an experienced Teaching Assistant or someone looking to enter teaching, as the positions would offer school-based experience prior to applying for a PGCE or School Direct opportunity.  We do need to ensure that you have strong numeracy and literacy skills for the Year SSM 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 includes 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 who would be delighted to talk to you about these opportunities, please email if you would like to arrange a time

Application packs are available to download on the Trust website and www.wmjobs or from Emma Over via email: 

Completed forms are returnable to

Application deadline:  9:00 am on Friday 23 October 2020

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

Due to the current coronavirus situations, interviews may be subject to date change.  All interviews that do take place will do so in a safe environment observing government guidance under social distancing criteria.  Please do continue to submit your application if you are interested in the opportunity.  We will maintain contact with all candidates so you are clear of selection process arrangements if you are shortlisted.

These posts are exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these 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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