Pastoral Support Mentor


Post :Pastoral Support Mentor

Post Details: Part Time 35 hours per week, 39 working weeks ,1 Year Fixed Term

Salary Scale: AAT Grade 5, Point 10-15 per annum, Pro-rata Salary: £17,120-£18,902, Full-Time Equivalent Salary: £21,322-£23,541

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special.  AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils.  All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work.  We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offer excellent CPD opportunities.

Longspee Academy is an Outstanding Specialist Provision and we are seeking to employ an enthusiastic, skilled and experienced Pastoral Support Mentor to work with and support individuals and groups of pupils with pastoral, emotional and behavioural needs.  Primarily this includes working with individuals and/or small groups to resolve difficulties causing concern promptly, so as to promote learning at all times as part of the Behaviour for Learning Team. It also includes leading and supporting interventions to address pupils’ social and emotional needs.

The successful candidate will have a flexible approach, knowledge and experience of working with children KS1-3 who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties and autism.

The post requires someone who is highly resilient, able to work well as a member of a successful team and someone who has highly developed interpersonal skills and a good sense of humour. In addition, they will be highly organised and have excellent communication skills.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate and ambitious with a drive and commitment to improve the life chances of our young people.  You will have a dynamic, exceptional and creative approach to improving the teaching and learning in a way that benefits all children.

Duties will include working closely with the Behaviour for Learning Team, providing Teaching Assistant support to vulnerable learners and assisting the Pastoral Support Manager in engaging parents in their pupils’ education including supporting the systems and procedures of safeguarding and family pastoral work, under supervision.

It is the intention of Ambitions Academies Trust to use its resources flexibly to meet the needs of pupils.  All staff are therefore allocated to a place of work, however, Ambitions Academies Trust reserves the right to require staff to support the needs of our pupils throughout the Academy as appropriate.  This may involve re-location.  This is not anticipated to be frequent or indeed regular but you should be aware of this requirement.

Application is by Application Form to Longspee Academy, outlining experience and skills relevant to the post.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Gavin O’Connell, Principal.

Closing date for applications:  Thursday 21st October 2021 @ 9.00 am

Interviews will take place week commencing: w/c 1st November 2021

(virtual or face to face as advice dictates)

  Start Date:  ASAP

For an application pack please contact Ms C Gale, Office Manager on 01202 380266 or email: [email protected]

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Please note we DO NOT accept application by CV


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