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Learning Mentor - Full-time

Meopham Community Academy, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-2656-203S
  • Posted:27/07/2022
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:30/08/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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We have an exciting opportunity for a flexible and passionate individual to join our fantastic school as our Learning Mentor from September 2022.

The successful candidate will join our Pupil Support Team and will focus on supporting children who are find learning tricky or experiencing difficulties at school to succeed. The successful candidate will develop strong positive and productive relationships with the children to identify the root causes of any issues and work towards achievable goals to help improve engagement, build self-esteem and increase attainment.

Using a range of resources and strategies, including our Dog Mentor Bruno, you will support children with their wellbeing, learning and behaviours to ensure their time in school is positive and successful. You will also work with parents through building positive relationships and providing workshops and coffee mornings developing our partnerships with parents.

The hours will be 8am - 3.30pm, Monday-Friday. Pay will be at Kent Range 6 with a starting salary of £20,997 FTE; pro-rata to £17,084.02 for 35 hours per week, term time only plus inset days.

 We are looking for someone who:

  • has recent experience working and supporting children
  • has high expectations and is passionate about encouraging the best from every pupil, enabling every child to fulfil their potential
  • is able to contribute to, and work as part of a team
  • has excellent communication skills and a flexible attitude
  • has effective time management and an ability to work on own initiative
  • has good IT skills
  • Relevant mentoring/counselling qualifications or ELSA training are also desirable.

We can offer you: 

  • positive, happy pupils with an excellent attitude to learning
  • a passionate and committed leadership team
  • opportunities for professional development and career progression
  • a great place to work with a fantastic team who like to have fun!
  • Previous experience of working with children an advantage. Relevant mentoring/counselling qualifications or ELSA training are also desirable.

 

To find out more about our school and whether you would like to become part of our team, please take a look at our school website to have a look at the vast array of learning opportunities we provide and contact us via the details below to book a tour with one of our senior leaders.

Meopham Community Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check).

Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview, so early application is encouraged. We reserve the right to close the advert when we are in receipt of sufficient applications and without notice.  If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We wish to stress that no discourtesy is intended in following such a procedure, and you should not let this deter you from future applications.

 

Information about the school

Meopham Community Academy is a two form entry primary school set in a beautiful village location and the school prides itself on providing a happy, safe and caring environment for all its pupils. We are a busy, friendly and popular school with a warm and welcoming ethos; recognised by all who visit!

The staff, parents and governors of our school work together to provide the best for the families we serve. We want our children to enjoy their time and education with us and to achieve the highest possible standards in all aspects of their lives. We are very proud of our school and the high standards of behaviour and learning that our children achieve.

Our broad curriculum, wide range of extra-curricular activities and support for pupils were all recognised in the most recent, short Ofsted inspection in October 2018, where the school continued to be rated as "Good".

We work closely with our partner schools within The Pathway Academy Trust; Wrotham Road Primary School, Riverview Infant School, Riverview Junior School and Culverstone Green Primary School.

The Pathway Academy Trust (TPAT) is ‘dedicated to ensuring every child has the opportunity to achieve a remarkable life’.

TPAT is a small local trust that puts children at the heart of its decision making. We understand the value of strong collaborations in achieving our goal.

Working for TPAT offers our employees a wealth of opportunities for professional development as well as an emphasis on wellbeing. Our Staff Charter is our pledge to put employees at the centre of our organisation. Our Staff Charter and Wellbeing package can be found on our website.

Some of the benefits in our Staff Charter include: - Two additional days off per year, one as a 'Happy Birthday' from the Trust, following a successful probation period, which can be taken during term time - Free breakfast club place for your child if you work in breakfast club or after-school club, and half price places for other staff members - Subsidised eye test and contribution to glasses for eligible computer users - Annual flu vaccination - Free tea, coffee and refreshments - Christmas lunch - Termly breakfast for all staff

The Pathway Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role will involve contact with children, referred to as 'regulated activity', therefore all applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

The Pathway Academy Trust, an equal opportunities employer, values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. The Trust provides all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. The Pathway Academy Trust is committed to providing reasonable adjustments to individuals with disabilities.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Michele Sowden-Mehta
  • Address:Meopham Community Academy, Longfield Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0JW
  • Telephone: 01474812259
  • Email: office@meophamca.com

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.