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Learning Mentor - College Provision (Medway/Maidstone) - Term Time

Grange Park School, Wrotham

  • Ref:KCC886-7052-297S
  • Posted:07/05/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 4 + SENA
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:24/06/2024 at 13:30
  • Interviews:ASAP

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Would you like to join a school at an exciting time in its development? Are you pupil/student focused and committed to making a difference? If so then we are the school for the next stage of your career.

We are looking to recruit a part time or full time Learning Mentor to support in creating a learning environment that stimulates and encourages the best possible progress and the highest possible attainment for all pupils/students.

Positions are available at our Medway college site and the salary is Kent Range 4 plus a Special Needs Allowance.  A full job description and person specification is attached.

Grange Park School is an autism specific provision for children aged 11 to 19 located in a purpose built school in Wrotham and for children aged 9-11 located in Stansted village 3 miles from the main school site. 

Currently judged as “good” by Ofsted, we are ambitious and are well placed to becoming outstanding. We are committed to providing our pupils with the best possible learning opportunities and supporting them in their development.

Grange Park is part of KSENT a collaboration of 24 special schools in Kent. This includes CLASS the Collaborative Learning Alliance.  This creates numerous training and development opportunities, shared working practices and career progression.  

The school offers comprehensive training in autism, exceptional CPD support and development opportunities through our Co-operative Trust of SEN schools.

The successful candidate will embrace the special ethos of the School, and the role will provide an opportunity to take Grange Park School into this next exciting phase and beyond.

All references will be taken up before interview.

Grange Park School is committed to the positive promotion of equal opportunities for all.

Grange Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointment to this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Including the barred list, as well as other pre-employment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2022.

Information about the school

Our School

Grange Park School is an autism specific provision for children aged 11 to 19 located in a purpose built school in Wrotham and for children aged 8-11 located in Stansted village 3 miles from the main school site. The school also operates a post16 provision in partnership with a local college in Maidstone and Medway. All of our pupils have educational heath care plans.

All of our pupils are expected to sit GCSE’s and transition into adulthood with the skills to be successful. Class sizes at the Stansted and Wrotham sites are between 11-13 pupils with a teacher and 1-2 learning mentors. At the partnership college, learning mentors are supporting individual students or small groups of students aged 16-19 years in the college tutor groups / classrooms and out in the community.

Currently judged as “good” by Ofsted. We are committed to providing our pupils with the best possible learning opportunities and supporting them in their development.

The school has achieved a number of external awards including • Advanced NAS status • UNICEF rights respecting (Gold) • Wellbeing award for schools • IQM Flagship School • IQM Inclusive School • National online Safety • Leading Parent Partnership Award • Kent Messenger Team of the year (2021) • Kent Messenger Headteacher of the year (2022) • Kent Messenger Science Teacher of the year (2023)

Grange Park is part of KSENT a collaboration of 26 special schools in Kent. This creates numerous training and development opportunities, shared working practices and career progression.

The successful candidate will embrace the special ethos of the School, and the role will provide an opportunity to take Grange Park School into this next exciting phase and beyond.

All references will be taken up before interview.

Grange Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children and other relevant pre-employment checks.

Please note as part of Keeping Children Safe In Education requirements, Grange Park will carry out online searches for all shortlisted candidates

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01732) 882111

Documents

Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.