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The Cherwell School

Oxford (OX2)

  • Expiring soon
Actual Annual Gross Salary: £14,745 - £16,432
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
February/March 2018
Apply by:
19 February 2018

Job description

Learning Mentor

Rolling 1 Year Contract
(Dependant on Pupil Premium Grant)

36.25 hours per week, term-time only                                                                       Monday to Friday; 8:15am – 4:00pm 

Salary Grade 6: £18,070 - £20,138 pro rata, per annum                                             Actual Annual Gross Salary: £14,745 - £16,432

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and hard working Learning Mentor to join our school student support and inclusion team, working with individual students who receive free school meals or who are looked after.  The appointed colleague must have the ability to motivate and inspire students to take pride in their work. We want someone with a positive approach who is able to promote academic excellence as well as social success.  This is an excellent opportunity and should you wish to be part of our future we welcome your application. We are particularly interested to receive applications from individuals who are able to work with students in the 14-17 age range who are working towards their public examinations.

The Cherwell School is a high performing and oversubscribed comprehensive school in Oxford (1890 students on roll, including 540 in the Sixth Form).  We achieved GCSE progress results in the top 10% of all schools in 2017.  We are pleased that we hold an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted as we feel this is a fair reflection of the school, not least as we recognise that we have the capacity to develop and improve further.  We consider ourselves to be ‘A Centre of Opportunity’ and we aim to make this a deeper reality for all of our students and staff in the years to come.  Our aims are supported by our designation as a National Teaching School and by a number of school awards including Investors in People certification, the International Schools Award and the Inclusion Quality Mark.  We are committed to the professional learning and career development of our staff and are a School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider as well as a lead National Teaching School within the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance.  We take a lead role in the initial training and professional development of teachers and support staff, and work with other schools to contribute to the raising of standards. 

To find out more about the school and to download the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form for this role please visit our website: www.cherwell.oxon.sch.uk.  For further information about the post please contact Mary Maguire, HR Administrator on recruitment@cherwell.oxon.sch.uk or 01865 518257. 

To apply for this post, please submit a completed application form (available on our website) along with a cover letter of no more than one side of A4 to recruitment@cherwell.oxon.sch.uk.  Please note we cannot accept CV's. 

The closing date for applications is Monday 19th February 2018 at 12 noon

 Interviews will be held on Friday 23rd February 2018

The Cherwell School and the River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff are expected to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.  The Cherwell School is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school community.

The Cherwell School is an academy managed by The River Learning Trust, which is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with a registered company number 7966500.  Registered Office: The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, OXFORD OX2 7EE United Kingdom

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About The Cherwell School

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The Cherwell School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Oxford. It is an academy converter supported by a multi-academy trust called River Learning Trust. The school provides 1,990 places for students between the ages of 11 and 18 when fully subscribed.

The Cherwell School became an 11-18 school after a reorganisation in 2003 and it converted to academy status in April 2012.


Chris Price

Values and Vision

The Cherwell School is a unique and remarkable school that has been central to our part of Oxford for a long period of time. We have a commitment to excellence in all that we do. The opportunities that we offer are extensive and rich. As a school community we take responsibility to reduce barriers and offer a 'no limits' culture and ethos.

We believe in the importance of seeing each child as an individual within our wider community. We are a non-uniform school. Our young people are encouraged and supported to be themselves. We work with them to develop incredibly strong and durable relationships with the adults around them - it is this which makes our big school feel small.

We offer a rich ambitious curriculum that genuinely opens up the world to our young people. In addition our personal development programme and wider curricular offer helps to create rounded young people who mix skillfully with staff and with each other. All of this is done in a highly inclusive environment that champions diversity. We have a commitment to support children with Special Educational Needs.

The school is an exciting place to be. There is always something different, innovative and enriching happening. We currently have over 30 clubs and societies operating as well as continual unique events and experiences. Our students tell us that they are proud to come to The Cherwell School and we are proud of who they are and what they become.

Ofsted Report

“The Cherwell School is providing an outstanding level of education. The prior attainment of students on entry is slightly above average but this masks the very wide range of ability students have on admission. This makes students’ outstanding achievement through the school even more impressive. Another key factor in students’ excellent academic achievement is the great strength in their personal development and well-being. Their mature and responsible attitudes also prepare them very well for the next stage in their lives.”

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