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Learning Mentor - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Grange Park School, Wrotham

  • Ref:KCC886-7052-166S
  • Posted:22/01/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 + SENA
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:23/02/2020 at 12:30
  • Interviews:3rd March 2020

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

Grange Park School is an autism specific provision for children ages 11 to 19 located in a purpose built school in Wrotham and for children 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.  

We are looking to appoint a flexible, organised and enthusiastic Learning Mentor, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work at our Wrotham site.

This contract is initially offered from September 2019 until August 2020, but could be extended as the school is at an exciting time of expansion.  I

Kent Range 3 plus a Special Needs Allowance of £1,257 per annum.

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

Currently judged as “Good” by Ofsted, the school is very well placed to becoming Outstanding and is oversubscribed.

A full job description and person specification is attached.

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.

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 2018.

All references will be taken up before interview.

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

Information about the school

Grange Park School is an autism specific provision for 8 – 19 year olds and has been accredited for over 9 years by the National Autistic Society (NAS), who highly commended our school. The school is currently going through the application process for enhanced status which recognises the work we do as a school to support young people with a diagnosis of autism.

The Stansted Site opened in September 2019 following a £400,000 refurbishment modelled on the purpose built secondary site. The building is located in the pretty rural village of Stansted next to the village green.

Currently judged as “Good” by Ofsted, the school is very well placed to becoming Outstanding and is oversubscribed.

Class sizes at the Stansted and Wrotham sites are between 11-13 pupils with a teacher and 1-2 learning mentors.

At the Partnership colleges 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.

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

Grange Park School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure application to the Criminal Records Bureau and ISA Registration, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

All references will be taken up before interview.

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

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01732) 882111

Documents

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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.