Teaching Assistant (Student Support Mentor)
Permanent, 32 hours per week (5 days per week), term time only plus 5 teacher training days
Grade 3 – £17,173 to £18,870 - salary is £12,831 pa to £14,099 pa pro rata to hours worked each week and the number of weeks worked each year.
Required for September 2018.
We are looking to appoint two teaching assistants to be part of our friendly and hardworking student support team. In the last couple of years Caludon has invested into this team and actually increased the number of support staff to ensure the young people in our school achieve their full potential.
We renamed the Teaching Assistants in our team to Student Support Mentors and this is because all Student Support Mentors have a cohort of students that they get to know and mentor. This opportunity is for a Year Student Support Mentor whereby you would be a key worker to an identified year group, inspiring and enthusing a number of identified students to achieve their termly targets, and also to provide assistance to classroom teachers with timetabled intervention/support.
Our student support team really is integral to the school’s vision to ensure young people overcome barriers to learning. You will be approachable, enthusiastic, motivated and resilient and able to support our vulnerable students as well as our most able, encouraging them to become independent learners.
This is a unique opportunity to combine providing specialist support in a traditional teaching assistant capacity, mentoring a cohort of students, whilst also observing a wide range of lessons across all subjects and years, enabling you to glean good practice from colleagues and teachers. This post would suit an experienced Teaching Assistant or someone looking to enter teaching, as the position would offer school-based experience prior to applying for a PGCE or School Direct opportunity.
Through the leader in our student support faculty, we provide comprehensive induction training so that you can shadow our other staff, get a really good understanding of our systems and policies and have the opportunity to ask questions and get to know our students during your induction programme.
Caludon Castle has a great deal to be proud of. We are an oversubscribed, high performing school with ICT-rich, state of the art premises. Our specialism in Leadership, Teaching School status and Castle Phoenix Trust profile, mean that we have exceptional facilities, motivated students and staff, and a host of exciting opportunities. We offer a range of benefits which includes cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes, access to the on-site gym and swimming pool, free parking, an employee discount scheme and a commitment to staff wellbeing and recognition initiatives through our wellbeing committee.
If you are passionate about improving students’ life chances, as we are, please contact Emma Over, HR Director for information, an informal discussion about the post or to arrange a visit.
Application packs are available to download on the school website www.caludoncastle.co.uk and www.wmjobs or from Emma Over via email: HumanResources@caludoncastle.co.uk Application forms should be returned to Emma Over by 9.00 am on Wednesday 18 July 2018 via email to: HumanResources@caludoncastle.co.uk.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.