Behavior and Learning Mentor, Hackney

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The Petchey AcademyHackney

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary dependant on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Please note that this job description is a draft. Changes can be expected in the light of further development within the academy. 

STATUS OF POST:        Permanent - Term Time plus 10 days

RESPONSIBLE TO: Vice Principal for Behaviour

WORKING TIME: 8.00am-4.30pm, 38.5 hours a week 

SALARY:                 Dependent on experience 


The post holder will have a keen interest in working with young people with barriers to learning, including emotional, social and mental health needs. A warm, flexible and common sense approach is important. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to shape the lives of young people at The Petchey Academy leading on the delivery of behaviour programmes which include Internal Exclusion, Re-tracking, Reflection and support for the Renaissance Project, to deliver successful outcomes for our students.


• Support students who have been internally excluded or on the re-tracking programme or The Renaissance project and work with parents to minimise risk of repeating behaviour.

• To promote and role model academy’ policies on behaviour, rewards assessments, home learning, uniform and attendance. 

• Contribute to the writing of behaviour reports; providing data and evidence to support success.

• Participate in the supervision of Internal Exclusion room activities

• Design, prepare and deliver a planned programme of behaviour support and targeted interventions on a 1-1, or small group basis 

• To support students adhere to the academy’s high expectation of progress and behaviour whilst taking part in any of the academy’s behaviour programmes.

• Monitor, review and evaluate support and intervention programmes, with clearly communicated selection and success criteria

• Support and observe students in the classroom and communicate strategies to classroom teachers for improving student engagement.

• Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers exchanging information, facilitating support for their child’s attendance, behaviour and learning.

• Reward good behaviour and challenge/take action on poor behaviour.

• With the Behaviour Manager, support training and/or induction for staff on behaviour management.

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• Maintain accurate and up to date records, support plans, and evidence of student progress.

• Supervising leadership detention sessions on and after-school rota as required.

Working with students

• Ensure all safeguarding procedures are in place and safeguarding matters are reported immediately, as required by law and the academy Safeguarding policy.

• Restraint guidelines are followed and recorded, in accordance with academy policy

• Promote Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development of students.

• Promote and participate in Restorative Justice between students and students/staff.

• To establish and promote a good partnership with the parents of students on any behaviour programme.

• To support students to re-engage back into mainstream lessons and monitor their progress through regular feedback from teachers.

• Be a positive role model and demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviours that are expected of students.

• Treat students with dignity and build relationships routed in mutual respect whilst at all times, observing boundaries appropriate to the professional position.

Working with others

• Work with academic tutors, pastoral staff, the Behaviour Programme Coordinator and other Renaissance staff in the early identification of students who may benefit from additional support, particularly those for whom behaviour is a barrier to learning. This will include students who are:

o Underachieving;

o At risk of exclusion;

o Poor attenders;

o Disaffected;

o Experiencing learning difficulties;

o Lacking in self-esteem and confidence.

o Involved in criminal activity.

• Regularly communicate with the wider staff body of developments, improvements in performance and successful strategies for working with identified students.

• Conduct parental meetings as required.

• Work closely with the internal exclusion manager, the behaviour programme coordinator and the assistant year lead as part of the wider behaviour team, taking responsibility for improving student behaviour across the academy, and supporting students.

• Represent the academy at multi-agency professionals meetings as required.

The Petchey Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check. 

The Petchey Academy is committed to promoting equality for all students and employees. Every individual will be treated with courtesy and respect and their contribution to the learning process will be valued.

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More about The Petchey Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, London, E8 2EY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7275 1500
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