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Learning Mentor - Term Time - Special Needs Position

The Sallygate School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-6137-73S
  • Posted:02/02/2024
  • Pay:22,319
  • Start Date:2024
  • App Close Date:27/02/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:FEB 2024


Learning Mentor

£22,319 FTE + SEN Allowance £2k (£24,319)– TERM TIME ONLY

Responsible to: Pupil Support Lead & Headteacher

Purpose of the Job:

Through supportive and encouraging learning relationships and interventions, establish effective mentoring with pupils with complex needs and a history of severe trauma and attachment difficulties to achieve and reach their learning potential.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist the Pupil Support Lead and wider leadership team with the identification of specific difficulties and associated risks that prevent individual pupils from engaging in education and reaching their full potential.

Develop additional and alternative creative interventions and learning activities that support progression and achievement, build self-esteem and encourage learning and social participation in a restorative and therapeutic environment. 

Deliver interventions and learning activities on a one to one or small group work basis, in a variety of environments under the direction of the Senior Leadership Team and the guidance of Pupil Support Lead. 

Support and assist pupils to develop positive behaviours and strategies for managing difficult situations. Implement agreed approaches and personal support plans in a consistent, fair and unbiased manner. 

In conjunction with other key staff, help develop, review and implement the Personal Learning Plan’s for each student. 

Contribute to the positive emotional health and wellbeing of all pupils. Build positive relationships with pupils, parents/carers and external agencies, modelling good practice and undertaking robust and consistent child safeguarding working practices as directed by Policies and Procedures. 

Monitor effectiveness and accurately record progress and achievement in areas of behaviour, engagement, wellbeing, and learning. Complete any associated paperwork and reports as required and contribute to all Personal Learning Plans as directed by the Senior Leadership Teams. 

Undertake additional or other duties as may be appropriate to achieve the objectives of the post and as directed and deemed appropriate by the Senior Leadership Team. 

Always demonstrate and model a commitment and contribution to the Equal Opportunities and Multi-Racial policies as well as anti-sexist practice.

Follow and adhere to all Policies and Procedures at all times. 

Undertake ongoing appropriate CPD and in service training as required by the job role. 

Undertake any training to use all relevant technology and ICT packages to support students with their learning and relevant qualifications 

Provide information towards EHCP/Annual Reviews and Personal Education Plan Meetings as requested. 

Partake in ‘extra curricula’ activities (out of school hours and in school holidays as directed by Senior Leadership Team) in line with the identified needs of the pupils.

Maintain high standards by always behaving and communicating in a professional manner.

Information about the school

Channels and Choices was established in 2005. It was founded by a group of Qualified Social Workers who had become increasingly frustrated with the quality of children’s services when placing young people. From that time Channels & Choices has developed in to a centre of excellence in therapeutic child care services. Channels and Choices Therapeutic Community comprises of 7 children’s residential homes, a DfE registered school, a therapeutic fostering service and a resident therapy team. Currently graded Good with Outstanding Features at the last Ofsted Inspection in 2022

In December 2011 Channels and Choices opened The Sallygate School. This is a school for children with SEMH (Social, Emotional, Mental Health) needs. The school curriculum caters for key stages 2, 3 and 4 and has a high level of staff to pupil ratios to ensure that each individual child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. The school offers a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum blended with the National Curriculum.

The school works alongside the resident therapy team, to help young people work through difficult emotional and behavioural difficulties, which often present as extreme barriers to their learning.

Job Contact Information

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 Education.