Learning Mentor (GR3)
Learning Mentor (GR3)
£20,903 - £27,041 pro rata
Hours per week: 32.5, term time only
Contract Type: Fixed Term 12 months - Maternity Cover
Regents Park Community Primary School
Job Start Date: as soon as possible
Job Information: Required as soon as possible at our highly regarded school, judged ‘GOOD’ in our most recent OFSTED inspection. OFSTED recognised that ‘pupils enjoy coming to school’, ‘staff are proud to work at this school’ and ‘this is an improving school. The leadership have high expectations of, and ambitions for, staff and pupils.’ Regents Park Community Primary School is a rapidly improving school that provides our children with the very best start in life. We are fortunate to work with children who are highly enthused and very keen to learn and a community who are
supportive and friendly. Our staff work hard and are dedicated to providing the highest quality teaching and learning for the children in our school. We are looking to appoint a Learning Mentor to join our pastoral team and cover maternity leave. The successful candidate will work closely with teachers and other support staff to support children with varying social and emotional needs. The role is primarily class-based in the mornings, working with children to enable them to successfully access learning and providing them with the necessary pastoral and learning support to help them succeed.
The afternoons will be a mix of class-based support and 1:1 or small group sessions, supporting the social and emotional needs of the children. There will also be time for planning and meeting with the wider pastoral team.
The core role involves:
Supporting the vulnerable, underachieving or disengaged pupils.
Supporting the pastoral needs of pupils both in and out of the classroom.
Engaging pupils at break and lunchtimes with their social interactions
To be able to use de-escalation strategies when dealing with challenging behaviour.
Leading 1 to 1 and small group activities aimed at improving social interaction and emotional well-being
Working alongside our Pastoral Team which includes another learning mentor, a family support worker, an Attendance Administrator and Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion, Behaviour and Attendance)
Liaising with parents and outside agencies as necessary
We are looking for a learning mentor who:
Has experience of working with children who need additional support (e.g. Learning Mentor, Therapist, Family Support Worker, Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Social Worker, etc).
Is caring, compassionate and is keen to make a difference to the lives of our pupils.
Has a good knowledge of the social, emotional and mental health needs of pupils.
Can see beyond the behaviour that may be presented - has a good understanding of children’s lived experiences and can help develop resilience, confidence, self-esteem and self-regulation.
Can build positive relationships with pupils and their families.
Can work independently and use their own initiative.
Can plan and carry out interventions, and review and assess impact.
Can support and advise staff to remove barriers to learning so that children can access their learning and achieve their full potential.
Is committed to engaging and inspiring our pupils and can make a real difference to their learning and well-being.
Has good communication skills and can liaise effectively with other staff, parents and outside agencies.
Can adapt quickly and show strong commitment to meeting children’s individual needs.
We can offer:
A commitment to support you in developing new skills through a wide range of professional development opportunities and experiences.
The opportunity to make a huge contribution to the education and lives of children who respond very positively to high quality teaching and support.
A friendly and inclusive working environment.
Dedicated and supportive staff, governors and parents.
Applications from experienced learning mentors are encouraged. Candidates must meet all requirements of the person specification. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
Closing Date: 05 May 2021, 13:00
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: 0121 464 6746
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.