Learning Mentor, Bexley

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East Wickham Primary AcademyBexley
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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Hours/Percentage of week: 25 Hours per week (11.00am to 4pm)
Weeks per year: 39 weeks (ie. Term time plus training days)

East Wickham Primary Academy is a three form entry school with a warm caring atmosphere.  The school has been an Academy since 2013 and is part of The Kemnal Academy Trust. Our last Ofsted rating in April 2016 was Good.

We are looking for a Learning Mentor to work principally in KS1, but the ability to work across both key stages is desirable, supporting our pupils and teachers. You will be an enthusiastic individual, keen to enhance our children’s education, who will help our learners stay focused and on task. You will take small groups as directed and provide support to teachers in the class. You will also be expected to act as a cover supervisor on an occasional basis.
 
You will need to be flexible in your approach to the different needs of our pupils, have a sense of humour and a calm manner.

Ideally the successful candidate will have experience in “draw and talk”, sand tray or Lego therapy or other intervention programmes. You will be expected to be proactive in engaging with our hard to reach families and encouraging their participation in programmes to support their children. Training or experience in bereavement counselling would also be an asset.

A good personal standard of mathematics and literacy is expected. This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers.  The school  therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS and other employment checks.

The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.
For further information about the school or to download an application form please visit the school website: www.ewp-tkat.org. You will also find here the job description, person specification and lots of information about the school. Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged with the School Business Manager – see below.

The posts are considered to be customer-facing positions; as such they fall within the scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers.  The school  therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. These requirements are set out in the job description. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

YOU CAN PRINT YOUR APPLICATION FROM OUR WEBSITE AND RETURN BY POST OR EMAIL IT BACK TO Christine Conner, School Business Manager at sbm@ewp-tkat.org by Friday 23rd February 2018. Paper copies are also available from the school.

References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview.
Short-listing will take place on Monday 26th February 2018 only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Interviews are scheduled to take place during the week commencing 5th March 2018.

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