Learning Hub Mentor (King Edward VI School)
Following the successful introduction of our Learning Hub in 2020 we are looking to further expand our provision. This is an exciting dual role, providing day to day support for pupils working in the Learning Hub alongside mentoring of Sixth Form students with an academic focus. The role will include some lunchtime and after school sessions. We are looking for a member of staff with excellent communication skills and the expertise to identify and reduce barriers to learning. Experience in a school setting would be an advantage but above all we are looking for the right person to work with our young people.
The Learning Hub role will include liaison with departments and provide structured support for students who need to continue their learning beyond the classroom. This will include support for students accessing modified timetables and students who are not in their normal timetabled lessons for a period of time. The Learning Hub is not linked to provision for students who have been internally excluded from lessons, it is typically used to support students in the short term to help reduce barriers to learning so they can go back to their usual classroom environment and thrive amongst their peers. This might, for example, include a student who is returning to school following an illness. It is overseen by our Learning Hub Lead Teacher.
The equivalent of two days a week will be designated for Sixth Form mentoring, linking closely to the Sixth Form Achievement Team in establishing priorities, working with students and evaluating impact. The successful candidate will promote positive learning attitudes and inclusion; liaise with staff and parents; take opportunities to continue their professional development, and carry out a range of duties to support our students’ social, emotional and academic needs.
The working hours will be agreed to meet the needs of the student cohort; you will need to be available to start at 8.30am and be available to finish at 4.15pm on agreed days. A working day will usually be 6.5 hours plus a break for lunch.
King Edward VI School is a popular 11-18 comprehensive school rated Good by OfSTED in 2017 with recognition of outstanding practice and a highly positive ethos. The school is well-regarded within the community and has a reputation for high quality teaching. Lichfield is a small, vibrant cathedral city which is easily accessible from the surrounding areas.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (Formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions.