Lead Learning Mentor, West London

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Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA)West London

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

About KAA 

 KAA is a growing 11-18 academy. In our first three years we have built a school which has the very highest standards, both in terms of academic teaching and life beyond the classroom. We now have 720 students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10, and 200 in Y12 & 13. Our school is heavily oversubscribed at both Year 7 and Sixth Form. 

At KAA we are building a school which has the very highest standards - both in terms of academic teaching and life beyond the classroom. In July 2014 the Department of Education reported we are “one of the best new academies they had ever seen” in terms of our planning and curriculum development. In November of that year we were inspected by Miriam Rosen, former HMCI, who wrote “the academy has made a remarkable start and is already securing highly positive outcomes for students.” We look forward to our first full Ofsted inspection in due course and aim to achieve ‘outstanding’ in all areas.

We are currently looking for a talented and committed Lead Learning Mentor to join our growing Academy.

The Role

  • You will lead a specialist learning mentor service bridging learning and pastoral support for students and those engaged with them, in order to remove barriers to learning and promote academic achievement.
  • You will raise standards of SEND student inclusion, attainment and achievement by monitoring and supporting student progress
  • You will liaise with Learning Support staff, Heads of Department, class teachers, Heads of House and parents about students with SEND and, where necessary, refer students to the appropriate external agencies for further support.
  • You will lead and implement new initiatives with relevant agencies as a response to and meeting the needs of students and their families.
  • You will advise and guide learning support assistants and learning mentors of the needs of students with SEND and of suitable methods and strategies to remediate these needs. This may include the modelling of good practice or support with planning and review. 
  • You will advise staff in developing a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum to help SEND learners succeed. 
  • You will develop and maintain effective and supportive mentoring relationships with a case load of students in order to support their behaviour, social and/or emotional barriers.
  • You will provide timetabled support and guidance to SEN students with complex support requirements or for those who are disengaged with their learning or struggling to cope at school.
  • You will monitor student progress through the use of Learning Support Plans, standardised assessments and other school wide or departmental assessment data to ensure that appropriate intervention strategies that raise overall standards are implemented 
  • You will advance students’ learning in a range of classroom settings, while providing ongoing support outside the classroom through 1-1 and group sessions and specialist enrichment programmes.
  • You will use behaviour management strategies effectively and in line with the school’s policy and procedures, and fully contribute to a professional and purposeful learning environment.
  • You will promote the inclusion of all students ensuring that they have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • You will work within an extended range of networks and partnerships to broker support and learning opportunities and improve the quality of services to students.
  • You will monitor the well-being and progress of individual students and maintain excellent communication with all stakeholders.
  • Within the context of the Academy’s aims and policies, you will work with the Head of Learning Support to develop and implement SEND policies, plans, targets and practices

The ideal candidate will be a qualified learning mentor with a successful track record in a learning mentor role, who has the ability to lead an experienced team. 

Deadline: Apply by Monday 20th November 2017

Please send your completed application form to recruitment@kaa.org.uk

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. The post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Temporary Address, Scrubs Lane, North Kensington, London, W12 0DE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 313 5800
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