Learning Skills Mentor, Croydon

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Whitgift SchoolCroydon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £23,015.98-24,417.08 per annum (based on term time only, 41 weeks) (dependent on qualifications and experience)
Contract term: Permanent

Term-Time Only (41 weeks)

Whitgift is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys, with approximately 1500 pupils and over one hundred boarding pupils. It is set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast.

We are seeking to appoint two Learning Skills Mentors to support groups and individuals across a variety of subjects to IGCSE level, with the possibility of supporting to A Level in some subjects.  In addition, some experience of working with students with Special Educational Needs such as Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD and visual impairments would be desirable. The successful candidate will plan for additional workshops to support the curriculum and liaise closely with subject teachers to employ appropriate strategies to enhance the teaching and learning of students with challenges to their learning. A large part of the role revolves around developing effective study skills and having knowledge of this will be a great advantage. Other duties include mentoring small groups, writing reports on student progress, assessing progress and assisting the SENCo with administrative tasks. This role has led to a career in teaching for number of past applicants.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, with previous experience in working with children aged 10-18 years desirable, you should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work positively and collaboratively with pupils, staff and parents.  A caring, patient and supportive outlook with resilience, adaptability and a good sense of humour are essential.  You should be comfortable with working as part of a team and also independently without supervision when required.  The ability to plan a Scheme of Work, to be able to work under pressure, prioritise your work and adapt to meet changing deadlines is a key feature of this role. Excellent administrative and ICT skills (Excel and Word) are desired. 

In return we offer a generous salary and benefits package including a money purchase pension scheme (plus Life Assurance cover), Employee Discount Club, discounted school fees for the Foundation Schools, discounted off-peak membership at our on-site gym (Nuffield Health), membership of a healthcare plan, a range of family-friendly benefits and season ticket loan.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

From the school's website (www.whitgift.co.uk/vacancies), select the white 'documents available' button at the top left of the advertisement, and the green 'apply' button on the top right for the online application form.  For any queries, please telephone Kirstie Richardson on 020 8688 9222 or email kir@whitgift.co.uk 

Applications will be reviewed daily and we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Closing date is midnight on Monday 1 July 2019.

Whitgift School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 10 - 18 years
Address: Haling Park, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6YT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8688 9222
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