Learning Mentor REF: GP190122
Apply by: 9am, Wednesday 19 January 2022
Interview Date: Thursday 27 January 2022
Salary Scale: SC5.12 - 5.17 (£21,617.82 - £23,635.38 p.a inclusive)
Hours: 36 hours per week/39 weeks per year (term time + 5 inset days)
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Start: As soon as possible
Are you a proactive and engaging individual who is able to build positive relationships, support vulnerable young people and aspire them to believe that they can reach their full potential?
Do you have the compassion, patience and the experience required to support children who may have social, emotional and/or Mental Health needs?
Grange Park Primary School is looking for an enthusiastic, inspirational Learning Mentor to support children's mental health and wellbeing.
The role requires an organised practitioner who is an advocate for supporting mental health and wellbeing for children across the school. They will be able to identify barriers to learning and plan and deliver a programme of support.
Other important aspects of the role include:
● Working as part of a team to promote a whole school approach to enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of pupils
● Supporting and promoting mental health and wellbeing through: prevention, identification, early support and access to specialist support
● Devising, implementing and evaluating specialised programmes of work, which include SMART targets, to encourage and promote a pupil’s social, emotional and mental health needs, including play therapy for both individuals or within a group
● Planning and facilitating structured games and activities, to support pupils to make appropriate use of unstructured times. These should be carefully timetabled into the week in collaboration with class teachers
● Working with teaching staff/Senior Leadership Team/Achievement Leaders to devise and implement individual learning plans to promote pupils’ academic, social, emotional and mental health needs
● To observe and monitor pupil progress, adapting an agreed approach to meet particular needs, recording and maintaining records of pupils’ development and progress
● Communicating effectively and by working collaboratively with teachers, support staff and external support as required to ensure effective provision for all our pupils
● Monitoring pupil’s progress before, during and after intervention to measure the impact of the intervention strategy on progress; include student evaluations
● Maintaining a record of evaluations as evidence of effective practice, support and guidance
● Networking with other staff with similar roles to share good practice
● Planning and delivering after school clubs
At Grange Park, our staff are highly supportive and the school has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted. We ensure the best outcomes for children through our innovative teaching approach and a creative curriculum, which promotes curiosity. This is further enhanced by our specialist teachers for Spanish, music and sport who deliver quality provision throughout the school.
Our children are motivated to achieve, encouraged to be independent and a delight to teach. Pupil voice is encouraged through our School Parliament and Grange Park Family assemblies that celebrate children’s achievements.
Our stimulating learning environment showcases children’s love of learning. Our beautiful grounds, overlooking the heart of Winchmore Hill, which include allotments, fire pit and playing fields enable us to provide enriched outdoor learning experiences such as overnight camping. Children are happy and enjoy school, parents support the school and their children, and staff are friendly and hardworking.
We are strongly committed to providing high quality professional development for all our staff. As part of ELT Partnership, a partnership of successful Enfield primary schools, we are able to offer significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues from across the Trust in order to develop innovative teaching practice.
We are strongly committed to providing high quality professional development for all our staff. As part of the ELT Partnership, we are able to offer opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues. The wellbeing of our staff is an important priority therefore we provide opportunities to ensure we value their hard work and dedication and promote a healthy work-life balance. We are constantly reviewing our practices to ensure that our staff can focus on what matters: providing a rich environment in which children can learn and thrive.
As part of the Trust, we offer
● Well-being days
● Perkbox app – with access to hundreds of exclusive company perks e.g. high street discounts
● Employee support hub
● Attendance reward scheme
● Cycle to work scheme
In line with recent legislation, applicants must have a command of spoken English that is sufficient to effectively carry out duties of the role.
Please visit our website to learn more about Grange Park: https://www.grangeparkprimaryelt.org
For an application pack please email our Human Resources Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trust and its schools are committed to ensuring that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment or is disadvantaged the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status or race. Our motto is 'be included' and we welcome applications from all sections of society.
All ELT Partnership schools are committed to Safeguarding therefore, all employees working at this school must have the ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of our childrn and young people. All candidates are required to complete the school’s ‘Keeping
Children Safe in Education’ declaration and will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). For posts in regulated activity, this will include a barred list check.