Learning Mentor, Cranbrook

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The High Weald AcademyCranbrook

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £12,869 to £14,316
Contract term: Fixed Term


The High Weald Academy

The High Weald Academy is a highly aspirational academy that serves our local rural community. High expectations and a balanced approach to support and challenge enable our students and staff to succeed and achieve. The academy community is future focused but holds fast to traditional values and takes pride in the achievements it makes whether these be in the exam hall, on the sports field, in the creative arts or down on the farm. The High Weald Academy is rightly proud of the hard work and determination that saw GCSE results improve substantially over the first three years of opening from 34% to 66% A*-C including English and maths. 

The High Weald Academy invites all students and staff to belong to one of three Houses; Ambition, Achievement and Aspiration.  Membership of a House affords each member of the academy an opportunity to be known for their individual talents and interests as well as enabling them to compete in a variety of ways. Leadership in our academy is not reserved for the staff and the contribution made to the ethos, values and operation of the academy by our student leaders led by our Head Prefects and their team cannot be underestimated. Together the High Weald community works toward continual improvement.

Learning Mentor

The High Weald Academy are looking for a Learning Mentor to work with students on a 1:1 or small group basis. You will support students in lessons, ensuring that they are on-task and that their behaviour does not become a barrier to their learning. You will need to establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and supervising them in their interactions with staff and other students, both in and out of lessons. The successful candidate will need to have experience of working with students, preferably in supporting with complex needs, and will need to have excellent communication skills. The job description provides additional information about the responsibilities and requirements of the role.

This is a fixed term position linked to high needs funding, and the hours will be 37 hours per week term time only, plus 5 days. The salary is Kent Scheme 3, points 7-1, £12,869 to £14,316 (full time equivalent £15,252 to £16,967) and the position is available immediately.

Brook Learning Trust

The Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The High Weald Academy as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts in the county. Last year, children in our academies made better progress - learning and growing with us - than they would have done in other schools or academies nationally. The Brook Learning Trust, working with The High Weald Academy, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

The High Weald Academy is an exciting and ambitious place to learn: we invite you to become part of our flourishing community, and in return, offer you the opportunity to develop your career within the Brook Learning Trust.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references.  An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK, in the last 5 years.

Only applications made using Brook Learning Trust application forms will be considered.  Please use your application to demonstrate how your skills and experience match those detailed in the job description.  Completed applications should be sent to careers@brooklearningtrust.org.uk no later than 9.00am on Friday 23 February 2018.  

For further details, please contact our HR team on 01580 712 754 ext.333

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More about The High Weald Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Angley Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2PJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1580 712 754
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