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Learning Skills Mentor

Whitgift SchoolSouth Croydon, Surrey

Term time only from January 2022 – 6th July 2022

Whitgift is one of Britain’s leading independent boarding and day schools for boys aged between 10 and 18 years, with approximately 1550 pupils and over one hundred boarding or flexi-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 a Learning Skills Mentor to support groups of students in the Learning Support Department in a variety of subjects to IGCSE level, with the possibility of supporting to A Level, we have a particular need for maths and sciences. 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. Other duties include mentoring small groups, writing reports on student progress, assessing progress and assisting the SENCo with administrative tasks. 

Educated to degree level or equivalent, with previous experience in working with children aged 10-18 years would be an advantage. You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work positively and collaboratively with pupils, staff and parents. 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, 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, 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.

For any queries, please telephone Mrs Kirstie Richardson, Head of Learning Support on 020 8688 9222 or e-mail 

Applications will be reviewed daily and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Closing date: Midnight on Friday 5th December 2021.

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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