Learning Mentor – SEMH (Level 3 Learning Support)

Status: 37 hours per week term time only
Salary: Actual Salary £17,365 to £18,428 (FTE Salary £19,945 to £21,166)
Location: Oakwood High School
Closing date: 4th December 2019, 12:00pm

Oakwood High School is an over-subscribed 11-16 High School with a strong emphasis on respect for all; we forge effective and supportive relationships with both pupils and adults in our learning community.  Together we maximise every opportunity to achieve success for all, inspiring pupils to achieve excellent academic progress.  We are a Good school with ‘Outstanding Leadership and Management’ at all levels.

We are looking for a well-qualified candidate who will join an enthusiastic, supportive and successful school as a Learning Mentor working under the guidance of teaching staff to implement agreed work with individuals and groups in and out of the classroom.  Candidates will support pupils with a range of difficulties to enable them to experience the broad and balanced curriculum, which is their right, in particular candidates will be required to work with pupils who need emotional support and nurture to empower them to access the curriculum.

Candidates will be truly committed to supporting pupils to progress and achieve, have high aspirations for the pupils’ success and will contribute to ongoing planning with imaginative and dynamic ideas.  To enhance pupils’ learning and create independence, all pupils and staff are provided with a chrome book.

Our school has a focus on delivering a core curriculum as a priority to support all learning; all teachers are required to deliver and support both literacy and numeracy strategies alongside their specialism/s.

Oakwood High School is a Leadership School for ITT Provision and recognised by Sheffield Hallam University as “a school of excellent practice” for NQTs.  In addition the school offers CPD routes through a Core Leadership Development Curriculum with the Learners First Schools Partnership. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 4 December 2019 at 12 noon; interviews will be held Monday 9 December 2019.  Candidates must ensure that their referees are available and willing to provide a reference at short notice. Please apply via our website https://www.inspirelearningtrust.uk/oakwood-high-school-vacancies/

PLEASE NOTE we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments, all applicants must complete an application form in full.

Inspire Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy in all its work places.  We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

Oakwood High School is part of the Inspire Trust (Multi Academy Trust).

Job Description/Person Specification (pdf)