Behaviour Mentor

Oulton Primary School, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8NT

8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    11 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    19 June 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type




Behaviour Mentor job summary

At Oulton, we think for ourselves and care for each other and we are proud to be an inclusive school. As a school, we celebrate everybody’s individual abilities, strengths, and learning journey. From September 2022, we are looking for a Behaviour Mentor to promote positive behaviour across the whole school. 30 hours per week, term time only. C1, Points 12-17. Salary: £22,183-£24,491 Pro-Rata.

We are looking for a confident, positive Behaviour Mentor to promote positive behaviour across the whole school. The role involves supporting children in lessons and responding to provide bespoke support to pupils and colleagues as needed. You will be a crucial part of our Inclusion Team to help our children overcome barriers to learning. You MUST have experience and/or training for this key role. To work under the instruction and guidance of teaching and/or senior staff. To support teachers and senior staff in addressing the needs of all pupils but especially those pupils who need particular help with behaviour management to overcome barriers to learning. Establishing productive working relationships with pupils and acting as a role model. All the duties outlined are carried out under the direction and supervision of the leadership team. You must have a proven track record of being able to manage challenging behaviour and be able to use a range of strategies to deescalate situations and respond in a positive/supportive way.

We are looking for support staff who have…

• Enthusiasm for creative learning activities

• A passion for developing personalised learning opportunities to meet specific needs

• Experience of working with a range of complex SEMH needs within a specialist or mainstream settings

• The ability to work well with other professionals/outside agencies to implement/deliver/assess recommended programmes of work

• The highest expectations of themselves and their pupils

• Excellent interpersonal and organisation skills

• Experience of working proactively, with empathy, in teams

• Flexibility, sense of humour and a ‘can do’ attitude

We can offer…

• A happy school community where children are eager to learn

• A modern, stimulating learning environment both inside and outside

• Opportunities and support to develop and enhance your career

• Supportive, committed governors, staff and parents/carers, within a close but diverse community

First and foremost, we want skilled staff who can provide good/outstanding learning for our children.

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed; please telephone the school office to arrange.

Oulton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and expects all staff, Governors and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS). We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Applying for the job

Oulton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Please make sure you download the SCHOOL application form, and email completed forms to address given. Due to our stringent safeguarding policy, CVs will never be accepted. All posts are contingent on advanced DBS clearance and satisfactory references.

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK - either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

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Supporting documents

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About Oulton Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
348 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
0113 2821344

Oulton Primary boasts an attractive spacious working environment. Our beautiful new build was completed in 2012; we now have an architect designed, multi-million pound learning environment fit for the 21st century. We have extensive grounds, including adventure playgrounds for both KS1 and KS2, large playgrounds and sports fields. EYFS have their own safe play areas. We have plenty of space for the children to grow their own flowers, vegetables and herbs, and a very supportive community of governors, parents and carers.

Our Vision and Aims
“Thinking for ourselves, caring for each other”
Our mission is to empower our children to be safe, happy, resilient and well-rounded learners: this is at the core of everything we do. We know that being part of the Oulton family has a positive impact on our children’s lives, securing their sense of safety and happiness at school, and building upon their self-confidence. Ultimately, we not only want them to achieve academically but also beyond the school gates, as active and responsible British citizens.

Our aims for our pupils are:
that they are safe, happy and making progress
that their emotional security, physical and mental health is well supported to enable them to reach their full potential
that the school provides a broad curriculum that prepares them for the next stage of their education
that they have respect for themselves and others

Arranging a visit to Oulton Primary School

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed; please telephone the school office to arrange.

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