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  • Job start date

    27 August 2024

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 30 hours per week during term time (39 weeks)

Contract type

Fixed term - Until 25th August 2025

Actual salary

Between £18,402 and £20,037 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have HLTA status or NVQ Level 3 qualification or other recognised equivalent qualifications
  • Have an understanding of how to support children with SEMH needs
  • Have experience of working with children who may display challenging behaviour
  • Have a good understanding of inclusion within an educational setting
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have the ability to use their own initiative and work as part of the wider school team
  • Have the ability to communicate and develop positive relationships with young people

What the school offers its staff

In return we offer:

  • Opportunity to work within a supportive team
  • Opportunities for career development with access to apprenticeship and training schemes
  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the generous Local Government Pension Scheme (24% contribution by the employer)
  • Employee Support Service (counselling) for employees and close family members (24/7 support)
  • Employee Discount and Benefit Scheme
  • Opportunity for an annual flu vaccination

Further details about the role

Do you have experience of working with children with SEMH needs?

Are you looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a real difference?

Would you like to work in a supportive team that values each individual’s contribution?

A new and exciting opportunity has been created for an Inclusion and Wellbeing Mentor to join Swallowdale Primary School from 27th August 2024 on a fixed term basis until August 2025. This is a new role within the school which will be shaped over the year to meet the needs of the children.

We are seeking a compassionate and proactive inclusion and wellbeing mentor to join our support staff team. We are looking for someone who has an understanding of supporting children’s wellbeing and pastoral needs in school and beyond; and someone who can see beyond the children’s barriers to ensure they experience success during their time at school.

The post holder will be responsible for further shaping the provision for pastoral and wellbeing support at Swallowdale, working within a developing inclusion team in the school. The Inclusion and Wellbeing Mentor will work across the school being proactive in supporting children’s needs and support with more challenging behaviours when required. The post holder will be required to build and maintain positive working relationships with staff, external agencies and families as this will be an integral part of the role.

This role is a rewarding one with a successful candidate having the opportunity to work with a committed team to develop the inclusion provision in the school. As this is a new role, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with the Head Teacher to develop the role and themselves.


If you are passionate about promoting inclusion and wellbeing we would love to hear from you!

If you would like to discuss this post or arrange a visit to the school please contact the Head Teacher, Sam Harries, prior to applying:

Email: office@swallowdale.bepschools.org

To apply for one of the positions:

1. Visit our careers website: www.eteach.com/careers/bepschools and search for the vacancy

2. Apply using the online application form

3. Submit a supporting statement outlining the reasons why you are applying and your suitability for the position

Application Closing Date: 9am, Monday 17th June 2024

Provisional Interview Date: Thursday 20th June 2024

We look forward to receiving your application!


Bradgate Education Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to be-have in such a way that supports this commitment. As part of the Trust’s shortlisting process, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search as part of our due diligence. Appointment to this post will also be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.


At our Trust inclusion means everyone is welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We value individuality and uniqueness and aim to create a sense of belonging. We want an inclusive workplace that helps build the success of our pupils and reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.

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 Swallowdale Primary School and Community Centre

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
372 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Arranging a visit to Swallowdale Primary School and Community Centre

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@swallowdale.bepschools.org.

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