Learning Mentor, Kent

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Mascalls AcademyKent

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Start date: 23/04/2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Kent Range 3: £15,628 full-time salary, £10,692 actual salary to reflect part-time working
Contract term: Permanent

About the role:  If you are currently seeking a role which allows you to support students by using innovative methods to develop their learning skills, please continue to submit an application as we are seeking to recruit a Learning Mentor to join Mascalls Academy.  As a member of the Learning Support Department, you would be responsible for supporting children with Special Educational Needs in a classroom environment and working with staff and pupils to promote whole school incentives.

Working under the direct instruction of the SENCO, your role would be to support access learning for pupils and provide general support to teachers in the management of students.  Learning Mentors need to be able to respond positively to change in order to meet the needs of students and help them overcome particular barriers to their learning.

If successful, you would be part of an organisation that enjoys a great reputation in the area and one that will develop your career; we have a fantastic track record and there are numerous opportunities for professional development.  If you are committed to providing a first class education experience, then we want to hear from you.  

GRADUATES:  If you are a graduate and considering a career in teaching, then a Learning Mentor position could be the ideal way to gain classroom experience and decide if education is right for you.  As a graduate, you would undertake the role, normally in your specialist subject area, and work closely with a mentor to maximise your learning.  If you decide to commence your teacher training we will put you in touch with our recommended provider, KMT who will help with your application and guide you through the process.  

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual, keen to join an expanding school. We welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around our academy to fully appreciate our excellent learning and working environment.   

Working at Mascalls Academy:  Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential.  The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.

Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution.  Our recent Ofsted inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”.  Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category. 

Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers.  Our building and facilities are a mix of designs with two new buildings being modern, light and airy giving the academy a unique and special character.

We can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and collaborative department, not only within Mascalls but with the wider Trust as well. Full support will be provided and you’ll have the tools and environment needed to teach in a way that works for you.  We know that being a teacher can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measures and that you thrive on inspiring young adults and stimulating their curiosity.  We aim to give our teachers the freedom to innovate and inspire our students as we know this is a crucial ingredient to driving great learning outcomes.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at academy level and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.  As part of the cluster structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical areas to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers. 

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We require all staff within the Trust to complete an enhanced DBS check as part of our on-boarding process in order to safeguard our students.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LT, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1892 835366
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Mascalls Academy is a mixed comprehensive academy that provides an excellent all-round education in a friendly and supportive environment.  We are dynamic, forward-thinking and aim to prepare students for the challenges they will face after scho...