Learning Mentor
Location
Ark Academy
Salary From
£21,946 actual pro rata salary
Salary To
£21,946 actual pro rata salary
 
Details

Opportunity to join an ‘Outstanding’ all-through academy specialising in mathematics & citizenship.


Start date:
   Immediate Start
Salary:  Scale 7 pt 23 (£21,946 actual pro rata salary – 36hrs per week 40 weeks per annum)
Contract: Fixed contract to 31 August 2019
Location: Wembley, London
Nearest Tube station: Wembley Park (Jubilee/Metropolitan)
Deadline: 3pm Friday 12 October 2018

Interviews: will be arranged on an ongoing basis so early application is recommended.

OfstedOutstanding (2010)


Visits to our school are encouraged; to arrange, please call 0208 385 4370.

Ark Academy is an all-through school based in state-of-the-art accommodate in Wembley, set against the backdrop of the iconic Wembley Stadium, with excellent transport links.

We are currently seeking a Learning Mentor, who will mentor and support identified vulnerable pupils with their social, emotional and mental health needs in order that they can flourish and make good progress, both academically and socially. You will work alongside the SENCo and SLT to provide support for the school’s most vulnerable pupils.

A calm and patient manner and a strong presence are essential, and an understanding of restorative justice is desirable. A good understanding of the academy’s teaching and learning and behaviour policies are also desirable, and specific training will be provided to support you in the role.

As a member of Ark Academy you will receive support and professional development geared towards excellence.

Our successful behaviour policies treat student behaviour not as the responsibility of individual teachers, but of the entire school.  This ensures as a member of Ark Academy, your time is never wasted dealing with discipline. Our students know what is expected of them, allowing students to focus on learning and our staff to focus on what they do best.

Ark is one of the UK's most successful school groups with a network of 35 schools in 4 locations across the country, it is an international charity transforming lives through education. As a central part of the network, our staff can expect:

  • Access to a range of discounts through the Ark Rewards Scheme which includes reduced gym memberships, discounts at major retailers and travel loans
  • Twice as many training days as standard
  • Support from a network of 35 schools across the UK

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged; to arrange, please call 020 8385 4370 or email info@arkacademy.org.  For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact our Recruitment Manager Denise McKenna on 020 8385 4370 or d.mckenna@arkacademy.org    

Please submit your application online by 3pm on Friday 12 October 2018. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged.


Deadline:
    3pm on Friday 12 October 2018
Contract:     Fixed to 31 August 2019
Start date:
   ASAP
Interviews: will be arranged on an ongoing basis so early application is recommended.


Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check
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Job Description
Reports to
:     Assistant SENCo
Contract:        Fixed Contract to 31 August 2019 -  Term Time 36hrs per week 40 weeks per annum
Salary:             Scale 7 point 23 £21,946 (Actual Pro rata salary)

The Role

  • To mentor and support identified vulnerable pupils with their social, emotional and mental health difficulties in order that they can flourish and make good progress.
  • To develop with Pupil Support, a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which these students will make good progress in their learning.
  • To develop behaviour strategies that decreases the likelihood of reoffending and exclusions.
  • To support the development of the roles of Learning Support Assistants who support these pupils and facilitate a better understanding of cause and effect.

Key responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the behaviour mentoring and support the learning of pupils on a reduced timetable for emotional/behaviour reasons.
  • To assist the SENCo(s) with the support of this group, including creating materials for curriculum delivery and implementing processes and procedures to support a positive learning environment.
  • To develop individual programmes and deliver 1:1 mentoring sessions.
  • To observe, record and feedback information on pupil performance and to inform future planning and interventions with groups or individuals.
  • To liaise with parents/carers re; behaviour strategies, change in circumstances, support needed etc. and feedback to relevant staff.
  • To liaise with SLT, HOYs and class teachers re: behaviour strategies, change in circumstances, appropriate work etc.
  • To continue to track progress on return and offer further 1:1 support where necessary.
  • To analyse, record and feedback data information on pupil performance and to inform future planning and interventions with group or individuals.

Other Duties

  • Undertake other duties that are reasonable as requested by Line Manager/Principal.
  • Participate in wider academy activities and duties

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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Person Specification: Learning Mentor

Qualification Criteria

  • Right to work in UK
  • Relevant qualifications (NVQ accreditation)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience of working with young people
  • Proven track record of successfully working with disaffected young people
  • Experience of working in a secondary school setting.
  • Excellent literacy and communication skills
  • High level of proficiency with ICT, particularly Microsoft Office
  • Willingness and ability to learn and operate new IT systems and databases
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to deal with minor incidents, first aid, and the personal health and hygiene of the students
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality and discretion.

Personal Characteristics

  • Genuine passion for and a belief in the potential of every student
  • Deep commitment to Ark’s mission of providing an excellent education to every student, regardless of background
  • Able to take direction, but also make good judgements and take initiative when required
  • Helpful and positive nature, calm and caring
  • Highly skilled and adaptable ‘people skills’
  • Can relate well to children, parents and members of the community

Other

  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.