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Year 11 Transition Mentor - Full-time/Part-time

North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-1106-102S
  • Posted:23/11/2021
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:02/01/2022 at 15:00
  • Interviews:13th & 14th January 2022


Do you have the passion and dedication to make a difference to the educating of young people with SEMH?

Do you crave to work as part of an Educating TEAM of problem solvers?

Are you ready to join a TEAM of reliable, responsible leaders and educators who have a genuine commitment towards making a difference?

At the forefront of our criteria are the ability to be positive, a can-do attitude, a resilient personality and a creative and flexible approach to teaching that builds success through challenge, personalisation and innovation.

This role forms part of the newly developed service that provides bespoke packages that support post-16 pathways and reduce NEET for students who have been in alternative provision.

The service takes a holistic view of supporting individual’s needs to secure better post 16 outcomes and enable them to sustain further learning, training and employment opportunities and lead fulfilled lives by helping them to realise their full potential and aspirations.

We are looking for exceptional individuals who are experienced at working with young people with multiple needs, and their families, to help them overcome barriers that are preventing them from progressing into positive outcomes. Additional experience and/or skills that would be beneficial to this role, but are not mandatory include, an understanding of qualifications at Key Stage 4 and of options for young people when they leave Secondary education. You will be confident in developing a supportive, trust based yet challenging relationship with service users and have a sound understanding of the barriers that they face to sustaining education, employment or training post-16. You must be a skilled communicator and have a willingness to undertake training specific to this role.

To be considered you do not need any specific qualifications, but the following attributes are desirable.

· Relevant experience working with children

· Knowledge of Key Stage 4 Qualifications and KS5 Options for Young People

· Experience working with special educational needs

· Ability to develop professional relationships with children, young people, families and staff

· Strong communication skills


Information about the school

NWKAPS has been on a considerable and fast-paced journey Ofsted inspection, making exciting and positive strides forward which were recognised it our December 2019. We have an amazing team who are focused on providing the best outcomes for our students, promoting positive behaviour for learning and creating a high quality teaching environment.

Ofsted say that, ‘For many pupils, their time at North West Kent Alternative Provision Service (NWKAPS) is transformational.’ We strongly believe in this moral purpose and seek to continue to grow the exceptional team working to achieve this. With the right facilities and a well renowned SEND department, now is the time to come and work with us.

Once employed you’ll be given excellent support and training as we want to upskills the right candidate to ensure we have an excellent support team for our young people.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Suzanne Knott
  • Address:North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, The Westcourt Centre, Richmond Drive, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4DJ
  • Telephone: 01474 332897
  • Email: sknott@nwkaps.kent.sch.uk


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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).