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Senior Learning Mentor - Full-time - Special Needs Position

The Sallygate School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-6137-74S
  • Posted:16/02/2024
  • Pay:£23,801 - £25,262
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:13/03/2024 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC


 JOB ADVERT – Senior Learning Mentor (HLTA) – with Behaviour Support Responsibilities

Annual Salary - £23,801 to £25,262 per annum, pro-rata will apply for Term time only.

This position includes an SEN Allowance of £2,000 per annum.

Responsibilities to include: 

Assist the Senior Leadership Team to support the identification of specific difficulties and associated risks that prevent individual pupils from engaging in education and reaching their full potential. 

Help develop additional and alternative creative interventions and learning activities that support progression and achievement, build self-esteem and encourage learning and social participation. 

As directed by the Pupil Support Lead, lead and 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 Lead Teachers. 

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

In conjunction with other key staff, lead on, 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. 

Support 1:1 Pupils with challenging behaviour to help stabilise placements.

Providing consistent boundaries and working as part of a support team to de-escalate situations and minimise disruption to learning throughout the school.

Demonstrate and model a commitment and contribution to the Equal Opportunities and Multi-Racial policies as well as anti-sexist practice at all times. 

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

Maintain high standards by behaving and communicating in a professional manner at all times. 

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

Essential - a minimum of 2 years experience and GCSE Maths and English C grade or above. 

Desirable - Level 3 Training - Specialist Responsibilities - THRIVE, C&I, Pupil Support. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01304361888 for more information. 

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.