Learning Mentor, Purple Oaks Academy c/o Green Oaks Academy, Whiston Road, Northampton, NN2 7RR

Closing date:

Purple Oaks AcademyPurple Oaks Academy c/o Green Oaks Academy, Whiston Road, Northampton, NN2 7RR
Date posted:
Start date: October 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,070 - £22,658 (£15,377 - £19,281 pro rata)
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

Learning Mentor

Ref: 17-18/POA/001

37 hours a week, term time only (39 weeks)

£18,070 - £22,658 (£15,377 - £19,281 pro rata)

Fixed Term, Maternity Cover

Required from October 2017

Closing Date: 25 September 2017 at noon

Potential Interview Date: 29 September 2017

Are you interested in supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities? This is an exciting opportunity to become a Learning Mentor in this brand new academy.

About the Role

The ideal candidate will work alongside the teachers to plan and teach exciting and engaging learning opportunities, this is a great opportunity to combine mentoring skills whilst working in a supportive classroom environment. Previous experience of working in a similar role would be advantageous.

The ideal candidate will;

  • be able to demonstrate a range of behavior management strategies and teaching skills
  • be well organised and have high expectations of achievement and behavior
  • possess excellent communication skills at all levels in order to be able to liaise effectively with parent/carers and outside agencies
  • have the ability to engage constructively with and relate to a wide range of young people from different backgrounds.

Experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities would be advantageous as would previous experience of family support work. 

About Us

Due to open in September 2017, the Purple Oaks Academy will provide 100 places for pupils (3-18) with a diagnosis of autism or Severe Learning Difficulties. In the first year of opening the school will admit 30 pupils from the existing ‘outstanding’ DSP unit at the nearby Green Oaks Academy and a further 20 pupils into these year groups. The academy will then grow each year until it reaches full capacity.

In return

You will join a team of committed staff who are dedicated to ensuring pupils are prepared for the years beyond education and are supported to pursue their dreams. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who wishes to work in a unique environment. The role will expose you to challenging situations involving pupils with significant special needs; therefore experience of working with children with Autism would be advantageous. The Trust also value continuing professional development and will ensure that you are given access to a variety of learning opportunities including training courses via the Learning Alliance and opportunities for sharing best practice. 

If you would like to speak to the Principal about this post or arrange a visit, please contact Dee Loryman, PA to the Principal on dlorryman@purpleoaksacademy.org to arrange a suitable time.

For information, please visit our website.


Alternatively, call our Recruitment Line on 0115 748 3344

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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