“St Marylebone is a vibrant, warm-hearted community … which has a profound effect and positive impact on all aspects of students’ development” (SIAMS). We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and creative Lead Mentor for our outstanding, non-selective state school.
Learning Mentors provide an invaluable service, supporting teaching, learning and pastoral care, addressing the needs of students who need help to overcome barriers to learning both inside and outside school.
Learning Mentors play a key role in the School’s wider pastoral team, led by the Deputy Headteacher: Pastoral and Safeguarding.
St Marylebone is situated in the heart of central London, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street on the tranquil Marylebone High Street, with Regent’s Park just moments away. We are close to excellent transport links: Regent’s Park and Baker Street Tube Stations are both a two-minute walk away.
Salary: NJC points 19 – 23 actual salary= £24,631 - £26,451
Hours: term time only, 36 hours per week (including a lunch break).
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
• leading the School's mentoring offer, including line-management of others, monitoring and evaluation and the provision of excellent, effective mentoring for students
• leading the School's Behaviour for Learning Centre (BLC) which supports students in developing positive learning behaviour
• pro-active design and implementation of support packages for individuals and groups of students to be delivered from the BLC
• finding creative solutions to addressing students' difficulties, in line with the School's ethos, practice and policy
• promoting students' personal and academic development
• enabling access for all to the curriculum and enrichment
• advising teachers and pastoral staff in their support for students
• delivering training and CPD as relevant
• engagement of external agencies and partners
• effective liaison with parents and other important stakeholders
• active contribution to the School's Pastoral and Safeguarding team
• A strong vision and motivation for the purpose and role of mentoring in a secondary school context
• Demonstrable experience in working with young people, ideally in a secondary school environment
• Demonstrable skill and ability in mentoring young people
• Knowledge and understanding of the personal and contextual issues affecting young people and the ways they can be helped to address these
• Knowledge and understanding of the secondary school curriculum and the factors affecting students’ progress, attainment and development through the curriculum
• Experience of planning and implementing programmes which effect positive change for young people
• A proven track record in working safely and effectively with young people, promoting positive and safe behaviours and values
• The ability to work collegiately, developing others and contributing to the team
• The ability to work with stakeholders across and beyond the school
• Strong spoken and written communication skills
• Strong administrative and ICT skills, excellent record keeping and sharing information appropriately
• Relevant mentoring qualification
• Experience of dealing with safeguarding issues and a relevant qualification
• Experience of line-management
• Familiarity with school-based ICT systems such as SIMS
• Experience of working with students with a range of needs including SEN, Looked After Children, EAL and students from disadvantaged backgrounds
• Experience of attending multi-agency meetings
HOW TO APPLY
Application forms are available to download from the School’s website:
Please return your completed application form via email to:
Closing date: by 5:00pm on Thursday 5th December 2019
Interviews will be held w/c 9th December 2019
Start date: as soon as available
Please note that applicants may be called earlier, so we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults and it is our expectation that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).