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Behaviour Mentor

Harris Academy BermondseySouthwark

Do you have experience with behaviour mentoring? Join our thriving academy and support our students. We are currently looking to appoint an experienced Behaviour Mentor at Harris Academy Bermondsey. 

About Us

Harris Academy Bermondsey is a girls' school with drive and ambition in the heart of London. Our students achieve the very highest standards in their education. Ofsted rated us as Outstanding in every one of their categories in November 2019.

We are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our young women, ensuring that they have every opportunity to succeed by identifying and nurturing each one's individual talents.

Our well-qualified teachers and highly effective support staff are committed to providing an education that ensures every girl achieves excellence and becomes a leader, within a safe and happy learning environment.

HAB is a diverse and inclusive comprehensive school for girls in central London. Many HAB girls are from disadvantaged backgrounds, but all study the EBacc and are prepared for university so as to compete with their more advantaged peers. HAB teachers and support staff are uncompromising and caring in achieving this.

Main Areas of Responsibility

  • To support the consistent implementation of the academy Behaviour for Learning policy
  • To be responsible for the calm and purposeful entrance and exit of students into/out of the academy
  • To work with the other members of the pastoral team as a unit to ensure students are monitored and supervised before school, during break and throughout lunch
  • Managing detentions every afternoon
  • To act as one of the liaisons between the academy and the local community (including the Police) for any aspect of behaviour issues arising during the academy day eg, truancy sweeps, liaising with local shopkeepers
  • Ensuring that students enter the building in full academy uniform and if not, following the agreed procedures
  • Ensuring that follow up action is taken for students failing to meet academy standards particularly outside lessons
  • To follow through any issues to do with behaviour as required by the academy Leadership Group, for example, taking student statements regarding incidents and passing these on to relevant colleagues
  • To support the pastoral team in completing Complex Intervention plans and ensure actions are shared with relevant staff
  • To support with mentoring students on Complex Intervention Plans, ensuring progress is being made towards targets
  • To mentor students on BSPs, supporting successful achievement of targets and contributing to meetings/ reports in relation to student progress on PSP. This may include supporting in lessons as appropriate
  • To prepare student’s files for governor’s disciplinary panels or exclusion hearings
  • To present reports of student’s progress to BSP and CIP review meetings
  • To ensure that all issues that relate to student safety such as allegations of bullying are passed on to academy colleagues, in a timely manner, for further investigation as required
  • To liaise with the local community, including the Police, including dealing with incidents received by the academy, such as student identification, investigating incidents outside the academy, and ensuring that all statements/records are passed on to the relevant academy staff
  • To be responsible for supervising students internally excluded
  • To liaise with the Heads of Year to deliver the curriculum offer for the students in internal exclusion and the re-integration into mainstream lessons
  • To liaise with teaching staff to ensure appropriate work is set and appropriate provision is in place
  • To liaise with parents/ carers and relevant Heads of Year, APs and subject staff to ensure smooth transition to and from internal exclusion
  • To be responsible for maintaining a calm and purposeful learning environment
  • To follow-up on any truancy or attendance concerns
  • To reduce potential permanent exclusion by offering an alternative curriculum which includes rigorous behaviour for learning intervention
  • To be a role model for the students
  • To provide the students with very clear expectations of conduct, in line with those for all academy students
  • To ensure that follow up action is taken for students failing to meet academy code of conduct while internally excluded
  • To follow through any issues to do with behaviour as required by the Senior Leadership team and Heads of Year, for example, taking student accounts regarding incidents and passing these on to relevant colleagues
  • To ensure that all issues that relate to student safety such as allegations of bullying are passed on to academy colleagues, in a timely manner, for further investigation as required
  • To be trauma informed and restorative in approach

Qualifications & Experience

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the academy behaviour for learning policy
  • Knowledge of the range of barriers to learning that students face
  • Training in child protection and safeguarding procedures
  • Basic knowledge of first aid; e.g. emergency first aid course
  • Two years’ experience of working in an inner city school or educational establishment
  • Experience of dealing successfully with a range of behaviour issues
  • Experience of working with staff to ensure excellent behaviour for learning
  • Experience of working with families
  • Experience of supervising a group of students for detentions, referral and internal exclusion as appropriate
  • Experience of working with challenging students and finding ways in which we can meet their needs more successfully

Professional Development & Benefits

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

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