Long Lawford Primary School is a large 3 form entry primary school situated in the village of Long Lawford, Rugby. We are a happy, forward thinking school, passionate about ensuring all children have access to the highest quality education in a safe and stimulating environment.
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Learning Mentor to support and enhance the educational provision at our school, particularly with children with varying social and emotional needs.
The position is term time only with 5 teacher training days per academic year. The hours are 35 hours per week (8.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri). This will be a 1 year fixed term contract until 31st August 2022 in the first instance.
To support the future vision of Long Lawford Primary School the successful candidate would be required:
•To be innovative and creative in engaging children and families inspiring positive attitudes.
•To work collaboratively and provide a complementary service to that provided by teachers and Pastoral/ Inclusion Team in order to address the needs of pupils who need help and support to overcome barriers to learning.
•To contribute to raising standards of attainment, improving attendance, reducing exclusions and maintaining good standards of behaviour.
•Develop positive mentoring relationships with pupils identified as needing support devising pupil action plans which raise standards.
•To engage with Senior Leaders in pupil performance data, [pupil premium pupils] identifying pupils in need of targeted support. To design and implement strategies for pupils to ‘make up lost ground’ enabling him to become independent learners and achievers.
•Establish and maintain home/school liaison with the families and carers of pupils receiving support in order to keep them informed about pupil needs and progress, and to secure positive family and carer involvement and support.
•Establish good relations and be proactive in engaging and brokering interagency support - e.g. Behaviour Support, Child Guidance, and Counselling - so that the needs of the pupil concerned are met in a focused and integrated way.
•To develop an induction support package for newly arrived pupils as well as efficient and effective transfer of pupil information at points of transition.
•To facilitate well planned social skills support groups for pupils enabling them to thrive both as individuals and within a range of friendship /collective groups
In return we can offer:
-Children who are eager to learn.
-A forward-looking school with high expectations of all.
-A welcoming, supportive and committed staff team.
-A positive and encouraging environment in which to work and learn.
-Opportunities to develop professionally.
To be considered for this role it is preferable you have previous experience of working in an educational or training setting with primary school aged children who have support needs.
Additional Information & How to Apply
Completed application forms to be sent and marked for the attention of Mrs L Grant, School Business Manager.
Long Lawford Primary School
Or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 11/06/2021 at 12.00pm
Interview date: 17/06/2021
(Shortlisting to take place at 12.30pm). Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted further. Please note we only accept applications made directly to school by candidates via our application process and not via recruitment agencies.
Long Lawford Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.