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Child In Care Learning Mentor - Fixed Term

Folkestone Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4020-348S
  • Posted:11/02/2019
  • Pay:Academy Range 04
  • Start Date:Mar 2019
  • App Close Date:24/02/2019 at 18:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 25th February 2019


Turner Schools is looking for a Child in Care Learning Mentor to work with our vulnerable young people and their carers. 

The successful candidate will:-

  • Contribute towards the Trust's vision and ethos;
  • Have patience, emotional resilience and a consistent and calm approach to managing challenging behaviours;
  • Have an understanding of issues around attachment;
  • Enjoy completing their work in a professional and positive manner, relish solving problems and take pride in helping people;
  • Have a genuine passion and belief in the potential of every student;
  • Have strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity and be able to work under pressure in a professional and confidential manner;
  • Be highly motivated and have a flexible approach towards work and working hours;
  • Have a strong academic track record to degree level and above.

Knowledge and experience of working with external agencies and voluntary groups is desirable. 

In return we will offer you:

  • A professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff;
  • Enthusiastic students who are willing to learn and are proud of their learning environment;
  • The opportunity to develop in a supported and structured environment.

For our ethos and values, please see our website: www.turnerschools.com

This position is subject to funding and the contract is fixed term until 31/08/2019.

The working hours for this post are 30 hours per week, term time plus two weeks. 


Information about the school

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast.

Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters.

Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission sea-change.

Following Aristotle's philosophy, we believe that educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Accordingly, we have encapsulated the Trust's ethos and values in the acronym HEART meaning we have:

H: High Expectations - of yourself, of others, including in terms of aspiration for the community and children we serve, conduct and standards in the widest sense

E: Enthusiasm - in attitude and to nurture it in others be they pupils/students/scholars, parents or colleagues; an

A: Academic subject-based curriculum - tried and tested subjects delivered in coherent sequence

R: Reading for all - achieving chronological reading age as well as love of this enabling and vital skill; and

T: Teamwork - recognising that together we can achieve more than we can alone.

Our HEART model gives stakeholders, staff, pupils and parents a common language.

Our schools include:

Folkestone All Age Academy; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com

Fax: 01303 842417

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.