Teaching Assistant (Student Support Mentor), Coventry

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Caludon Castle SchoolCoventry
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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: 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.
Contract term: Permanent

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. 

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More about Caludon Castle School
Address: Axholme Road, Wyken, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 5BD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 24 76444822