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  • Start date details

    Sept 2024

  • Closing date

    20 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 February 2024

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  • Teaching assistant

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Full-time equivalent salary

£25,309.00 - £26,494.00 Annually (Actual) Scale 5 Point 12-15

Behaviour for Learning Mentor job summary

Would you like to move your career forward in a friendly environment with eager students and support from an experienced leadership team, in one of the best mixed comprehensive schools for 11-16 in our Local Authority. We are oversubscribed, serve Harold Wood well and we are only twenty minutes from the heart of London.

Our school mantra is "Committed to Success for All." That includes our staff and we want the very best for our students. OFSTED said we “have created an inclusive community where pupils and staff relate well to each other. The school is focused on working with families to raise aspirations for pupils.”

The title Behaviour for Learning Mentor highlights the need for students to become independent learners with support and strategies to overcome behavioural issues where appropriate.

The successful candidate will be committed to our vision, our values and ethos, and have the interpersonal skills and ability to work with staff and students to achieve all they can.

To provide a complementary service to existing teachers and pastoral staff in school, addressing the needs of children who need help to overcome barriers to learning both inside and outside the school, in order to achieve their full potential. The main focus of the role is delivering skills that support students with specific behavioural issues.

  • To promote the speedy and effective transfer of pupil information at all stages of transition (from primary to secondary, from Key Stage 3 to 4, from Key Stage 4 to 5).

  • To identify those children who would benefit most from a Behaviour for Learning Mentor

  • To work with others, draw up and implement action plans for each child who needs particular support.

  • To develop a 1:1 mentoring relationship with children needing particular support where necessary aimed at achieving the goals defined in the action plan.

  • To work with groups of young people identified as not fulfilling their potential to achieve their goals.

  • To maintain regular contact with families/carers of children in need of extra support, to keep them informed of the child's needs and progress, and to secure positive family support and involvement.

  • Supporting the needs of children looked after & adopted, along with other vulnerable children.

  • To complete home visits where necessary and record all contact with students and parents on the school’s monitoring system.

  • To liaise with appropriate outside agencies such as the school nurse, EWO, Educational psychologist, CAMHS, social care etc.

  • To organise and coordinate the school’s LGBTQIA+ and/or student voice extra curricular activities

  • To model a professional approach in all interaction with all stakeholders across the school and speaking with students and staff with respect.

  • Being involved in meetings with students, parents and other stakeholders. This includes the planning and facilitation of meetings, making contributions, taking minutes, fulfilling PEPs or organising hospitality.

  • To contribute to child welfare and protection.

  • To keep CPD uptodate as services evolve/change.

  • To contribute to the maintenance of records and information systems both computerised and manual with due regard for data protection and confidentiality.

  • To work closely with Heads of Year on targeting efforts on those at risk of underachieving who are not already receiving effective intervention.

  • To work closely with the SENDCO to ensure that the needs of children with special education needs are met.

  • To participate, with other staff, in the comprehensive assessment of children and young people to identify and address barriers to learning.

  • To have full knowledge and appreciation of the range of extended services that could be drawn upon to provide extra support for pupils.

  • To facilitate the sharing of information between school staff and partner agencies. This includes updating and helping to train the wider staff body in understanding the students supported in the role.

  • To network with other members of the pastoral team and share best practice, knowledge and information.

  • To ensure supported students engage with extra-curricular offers at school, including the DoE scheme. This support may include ad hoc days on a weekend where necessary.

  • To comply with all relevant legislation and school policies and procedures

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Redden Court School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1019 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

We pride ourselves on being a fully comprehensive school placed at the heart of the community. We want all of our students to be happy, ambitious and to achieve results that reflect their true potential.

Our school has served the local community of Harold Wood for many years, providing a high quality education to the students of this area.

Our vision is focused on a ‘Commitment to Success for All’ and high levels of aspiration for every member of our community. The school is forward thinking and progressive. We seek to achieve the very best for all of our students through the use of a rich variety of educational approaches.

We have caring staff who are dedicated to ensuring the students are successful in every aspect of their learning.

Redden Court is the founding school in the Success for All Educational Trust and is recognised as one of the highest performing mixed comprehensive schools in Havering.

We are an accredited ‘Thinking School’ and have very close links with the Cognitive Education Development Unit at the University of Exeter. Metacognition and the development of thinking skills is at the heart of our teaching and learning in the school as we believe it plays an important part in developing resilient and independent learners.

We also have very strong links with the Havering Teacher Training Programme, we are a senior partner in the Empower Teaching Alliance and we are recognised as a Leading Edge School by the SSAT. The school has also been accredited with All Together (Anti Bullying), Place2Be (Student Mental Health), SEND Exceptional Outcomes Award, The Quality in Careers Standards, Healthy Schools Gold Award and Gold Travel Ambassadors Award.

We are a growing community Trust with inclusion at the heart of our ethos and require leaders who will bring this vision to life.

These are exciting times for Redden Court School with so much change and challenge in the future.

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