SEN Learning Mentor - Term Time

The John Wallis Church of England Academy, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-6919-405S
  • Posted:18/11/2021
  • Pay:Academy Band D £19,723 - £20,893
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/11/2021 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The John Wallis Academy is a dynamic all through school catering for babies, children and young people from the age of 3 months to 19 years. We are committed to excellence and providing our pupils and students with the skills and knowledge they require make real choices about their future pathways. We are a Church of England school with our Christian values of Love, Integrity, Generosity, Hope and Tolerance (LIGHT) are embedded in our day to day practice.


We invest in our team to ensure our staff are committed to our vision and feel valued for the work they do. We offer all our staff:


  • 25% discount on our onsite nursery fees for 3 month to 4 year olds
  • Health Assured Employee Assistance Program
  • Pension packages in line with Local Authority Schools
  • Free off road parking
  • Extensive professional development with opportunity to be trained by leading figures in the world of education
  • A school that has a professional partnership with Benenden – a leading independent school in the UK
  • An associate school with The Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Opportunity for degree qualified staff to partake in Teacher Training to become Qualified Teachers
  • A well funded and well resourced environment, limited only by our imaginations!


We are seeking to appoint individuals to work as part of a hardworking, skilled and enthusiastic SEN team, providing support to a number of students with additional needs in both KS3 and KS4 as a member of a team transforming provision for our most vulnerable students.


The applicant will have responsibility for:


  • A number of key students for whom they will be responsible for supporting in class
  • Working 1:1 with some of our students with more complex needs
  • Withdrawing some students from class for interventions
  • Maintaining and reviewing students personalised plans alongside the SENCO
  • To feedback to the SENCO/Inclusion Director
  • To hold termly review meetings for children on caseload with the SENCO
  • To engage in Professional Learning and development
  • To take an active role in developing your knowledge of SEN and the meeting the children’s needs


You will be joining a very skilled and knowledgeable team and will have a lot of support from your colleagues. We are a very welcoming team that have the children at the very centre of all our thinking. We expect candidates to have the following qualities:


  • Can plan, deliver and reflect on learning activities, adapting these for the next day
  • Can work with individuals and small groups
  • Will liaise well with the Inclusion team, parents and professionals
  • Aspires to be an ambitious and energetic member of the school team
  • Has a passion for teaching and learning
  • Committed to the highest possible expectations and pupil outcomes
  • Is motivated, hardworking and has good organisational skills
  • Has the ability and determination to inspire and motivate children
  • Is committed to promoting high standards of behaviour



TJWA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including, safeguarding, an enhanced DBS check, references and the right to work in the UK.


Should you like any further information on this role or wish to visit the school please contact


Please note that this post is subject to an Enhanced DBS and receipt of two acceptable references.


Information about the school

The John Wallis Church of England Academy is a 0-19 Academy in Ashford, Kent. The Academy provides an outstanding learning environment that ensures a wealth of opportunities for students to achieve their full potential, with a curriculum that engenders a love of learning; high attainment, helping students to become qualified, skilled and adaptable; a personalised learning approach, offering outstanding tutorial support; high expectations of all its students, irrespective of their ability or needs; a strong ethos of security, care and warmth for one another, increasing students self esteem and confidence; providing stepping stones to and from the community it serves.

The Academy values the contribution of all it’s staff and offer the following benefits: • Discounted fees at our on-site Nursery provision • Salary Extras employee initiatives including a Cycle to work scheme and discounted shopping, • An Employee Assistance Programme with a arrange of benefits available to staff and their immediate family, • Discounted membership at local gym facility.

The Academy Privacy Impact for job applicants is available on our website.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Recruitment Team
  • Address:Millbank Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3HG
  • Telephone: 01233 623465
  • Email:


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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).