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Learning And Wellbeing Mentor - Fixed Term

Aylesham Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2648-106S
  • Posted:14/05/2020
  • Pay:KR4 (£18,129 - £19,239) or possibly KR5
  • Start Date:Sept 2020
  • App Close Date:02/06/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:WC 08/06/20


Hours: 35 hours per week (8:30am-3:30pm) Term-Time only (38 weeks a year).

Contract: Fixed term - 12 months with the possibility to be made permanent.

Would you like to work in a brand new building with excellent facilities for a school rated ‘Good’ in all areas (Ofsted: December 2017)? Do you want to embark upon an exciting journey at Aylesham Primary School?

We are seeking someone who can: Work with guidance to provide short/medium term support in addressing the needs of a case load of pupils who are demotivated or disengaged to overcome a range of barriers to learning. This support is likely to include working individually with pupils, working with pupils in small groups, working with other parties/agencies including parents.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with selected pupils in and out of the classroom situation. This could include pupils not working to a normal timetable.
  • In conjunction with the class teacher, develop 1:1 mentoring arrangements for pupils which enable the pupil to agree plans and targets to move forward.
  • Provide information and advice in accordance with agreed school strategies to enable pupils to make choices about their own learning/behaviour/attendance.
  • Provide support to pupils to enhance their emotional health and well-being – referring any concerns to the teachers and SENCo.
  • Help pupils and staff implement individual EHC plans where appropriate providing feedback to teachers and SENCo.
  • Assist in organising and running small group interventions under the guidance of SENCo.
  • Challenge and motivate pupils.
  • Promote and reinforce self-esteem.
  • Receive and supervise pupils excluded from, or not working to, a normal timetable.
  • Act as a positive role model.
  • Undertake day to day liaison with parents/carers.
  • Network with other learning mentors, teachers and professionals.

If you are interested in this role please read the full job description and person specification. 

Whilst we would normally encourage visits to school, we are currently unable to facilitate this and interviews are likely to take place online. Please do visit our website to gain a virtual 'feel' for our school.

Aylesham Primary School is committed to recruiting with care in order to safeguard the welfare of pupils. We expect all staff and volunteers to share that commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for Children, plus verification of right to work in the UK.

Information about the school

Aylesham Primary School is a two-form entry primary school in the heart of the Kent countryside, six miles south of Canterbury, serving Aylesham and the surrounding villages.

We offer a highly supportive and dedicated Leadership Team set in a fantastic working environment. Our brand-new state-of-the-art building boasts first class facilities, discreet technology, an art room, studio/music room, library and a new school hall for physical education, games, movement and drama.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact our friendly school office on 01304 840392.

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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.