Learning Mentor

Salary: £16,891 - £18,648
Job Type: Part Time
Contact Name: Mrs Whitham-Jefferson
Location: Pontefract
Closing Date: 04/01/2022 10:00
Email: recruitment@delacy.patrust.org.uk

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Officer
Interview Date: 11/01/2022
Start Date: 04/01/2022
Contracted Term: TTO Plus - Term time only plus weeks
Contracted Hours: 32.50
Contracted Weeks: 39.00
Department: Pastoral Team
Pay Grade: Grade 6, Scale Range 12 - 17

Job Advert

Ref: SCH-PAT-0020

 

Required as soon as possible

 

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, six primaries and two 11 - 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Pupils are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas. 

 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and experienced Learning Mentor at De Lacy Primary School. This candidate will complement the professional work of teachers by addressing the needs of pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning. They will work within an established behaviour policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self control and independence, and provide pastoral support to pupils.

 

This is a 32.5 hours per week, term time plus five days, permanent contract, equating to 195 working days per annum.

 

The school can offer:

 

  • hard-working and highly committed staff who share a common sense of purpose and high expectations of what pupils can achieve
  • a supportive Trust as your employer that are strongly committed to providing high quality CPD and career progression
  • significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues in this school and across the trust
  • the opportunity to work with ambitious and inspirational leaders

 

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:

 

·       has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils

·       will make a difference in changing children’s life chances

·       has the skills and abilities to support children of all abilities and personal needs

·       can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative

·       has the ability to form effective relationships with pupils and parents/carers

 

For more information on the role, or to discuss a visit (depending on current covid restrictions), please contact the school at 01977 722620.

 

Completed application forms should be returned via the online Face-Ed applicant system no later than 10:00am on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

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Learning Mentor JD & PS (2021_09_17 V1).pdf Learning Mentor Job Description

Safeguarding Information

Pontefract Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.


Pontefract Academies Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Qualifications

Qualification Title Grade
5 GCSEs including Maths and English (grade 4-9) or equivalent C/4 or higher
Essential
Qualifications equivalent to NVQ Level 3 Pass
Essential

Skills

Qualifications
5 or more GCSE's at Grade C/4 or higher, including English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications)
Essential
Understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection issues
Desirable
Understanding the purpose and role of learning support
Essential
Training in relevant learning strategies e.g. literacy
Essential
Specialist skills/training in curriculum or learning area e.g. bilingual, sign language, ICT etc.
Desirable
Education to degree level or equivalent relevant experience
Desirable
Level 3 qualification (NVQ. A Level, BTEC) or equivalent
Essential
Personal Qualities
Respect confidentiality
Desirable
Reliability, integrity and stamina
Desirable
An excellent record of attendance and punctuality
Essential
Commitment to personal development and learning
Desirable
Abilities, Skills and Knowledge
Ability to seek support, when required
Essential
High personal standards
Essential
Initiative to support learning, with some guidance and support from the teacher
Essential
Ability to communicate effectively with young people and adults
Essential
Ability to organise self to plan and complete tasks
Essential
Ability to set up basic, and routinely use, equipment and resources under the instruction of the teacher
Essential
Ability to relate well to children and young people
Essential
Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
Essential
Ability to plan and deliver effective actions for pupils at risk of underachieving
Essential
Full working knowledge of relevant policies and codes of practice legislation
Essential
Working knowledge and experience of implementing relevant learning programmes and strategies
Essential
Work as an effective team member and apply directions/instructions
Essential
Ability to apply written and verbal instructions
Essential
Experience
Experience of dealing with the behaviours not conducive to learning, and ability to deal with a variety of situations
Essential
Understanding of first aid
Desirable
Experience of working with or supporting SEN/D pupils
Essential
Previous experience of working with children of the relevant age range in a learning environment
Essential
Experience of successfully working with identified disaffected pupils, or groups of pupils (of relevant age to the setting)
Essential
Experience of monitoring and recording progress of learners
Essential
Experience of basic technology, PC, internet, MS Office packages
Essential
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