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  • Start date details

    March 2024

  • Closing date

    3 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£24,582 - £26,668 full time equivalent including fringe allowance (pro-rata). Salary negotiable depending on skills and experience.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you passionate about working with children who experience difficulties in school, supporting those with social and emotional needs and/or special educational needs?

Hilltop Junior School are looking to recruit a Learning Mentor with Deputy Designated Safeguarding responsibilities. The successful candidate will form an integral part of our pastoral team and build positive, constructive relationships with pupils and families across our setting.

The main aim of the role is to encourage and promote the inclusion of our most vulnerable pupils, by using and demonstrating positive behaviour management strategies and really making a difference to the lives of these children. You will remove barriers to good attendance by working with pupils, parents and outside agencies.

Our new colleague will also take on the role of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL), supporting the school and the DSL. It may be that you already have completed safeguarding training or we can help you achieve this.

You will hold a level 3 in learning support/early years/behaviour support or equivalent qualification/experience and NVQ level 3 or equivalent in maths and English.

The duties of the role will include, but are not limited to:

  • providing direct support for an identified group of students and where appropriate their parents/carers with the aim of improving pupil attendance;
  • in partnership with colleagues and designated school staff, devise and implement an action plan that embraces positive learning platforms and methods for pupils;
  • using mentoring models, working alongside pupils and school staff, advocating effective support for individuals and groups;
  • set up and run a lunch club to support the most vulnerable pupils;
  • the induction, training and supervision of other support staff working with target group students;
  • provide and develop specialist resources and contribute to the development of specialist support models;
  • establish and co-ordinate links with a variety of agencies working with pupils who are at risk of under achievement and/or social exclusion;
  • devise and implement strategies to improve school attendance across the school, attending meetings, communicating by phone and letter, introducing incentives and taking formal action.

Alongside the DSL, the role of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is to: 

  • manage referrals from school staff or any others from outside the school;
  • work with external agencies and professionals on matter of safety and safeguarding;
  • undertake training;
  • raise awareness of safeguarding and child protection amongst the staff and parents;
  • ensure that child protection information is transferred to the pupil’s new school
  • be aware of pupils who have a social worker
  • help promote educational outcomes by sharing the information about the welfare, safeguarding and child protection issues with teachers and school leadership staff.

Visits can be arranged by contacting, Suzanne Cullinane, School Business Manager. Please email: hilltopjun.admin@heartsacademy.uk@heartsacademy.uk or telephone: 01268 734649

What the school offers its staff

Why choose HEARTS Academy Trust as your new employer?

The HEARTS way of working is based on our values of happiness, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth and service, all of which are embedded within each of our schools.

HEARTS Academy Trust offers a comprehensive rewards and benefits package to all colleagues, including but not limited to:

  • “Every HEARTS Matters” Employee discounts and benefits scheme
  • Pension schemes (LGPS/TPS)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Access to our trust Counsellor
  • Access to our Mental Health First Aid team
  • Additional weeks leave during October
  • Excellent CPD opportunities with purposeful training, including trust-wide twilights
  • Supportive leadership and opportunities to collaborate across the trust
  • On request, and if appropriate, flexible working

We believe our employees are our most valuable asset, we strive to create a positive and supportive work environment that rewards hard work and dedication.

Join our team and enjoy the many benefits that HEARTS Academy Trust has to offer. Please see the HEARTS Extra Programme Recruitment Information pack for full information.

HEARTS Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of a satisfactory application form, satisfactory references that meet the requirements as set out in KCSIE, satisfactory online search and an Enhanced DBS check, to include a children’s barred list check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

All applicants can view a copy of our Records Retention Policy on the Trust website, the policy sets out how we will gather, process and hold personal data of individuals during and after the recruitment process.

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at: http://www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk

Further details about the role

How to apply

Please visit our website to download the full application pack: https://www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk/vacancies

It is very important that the HEARTS application form is completed in full, particularly section F which refers to references. We must have the full contact details of two referees, including their name, address, telephone number and email address.

Please note that we will write to the Headteacher for all education references. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.

CVs are not accepted.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we have enough suitable applications, therefore we advise applying early.

HEARTS Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. For this reason, all application forms are anonymised before shortlisting takes place to ensure applicants are considered only on the relevant qualifications, skills and experience that are profiled on the application form and personal statement.

If you would like any support or assistance at any stage of your application process, please contact recruitment@heartsacademy.uk / 01268 572672.

We will be happy to discuss this with you.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, online searches, medical check, prohibited from teaching check and references. References are taken up prior to interview.

A copy of the trusts Child Protection Policy is available on our website:- https://www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk/policies

For further information about HEARTS, including policies and procedures, please refer to our website www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk

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About Hilltop Junior School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
349 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

Hilltop Juniors is a school that puts children first. We are a high achieving, oversubscribed school and have high expectations for all.

Hilltop Junior School has recently been graded as "good" by Ofsted and shortlisted as TES Primary School of the year.

We are well served by transport links and are close to major road networks.

Hilltop Junior School is part of the HEARTS Academy Trust, a trust of local schools that has the values of happiness, achievement, self-esteem, respect & responsibility, truth, spirituality & service. The trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar consists of 184 contact time with pupils, 5 non-pupil days and the equivalent of 6 days of high quality continuous professional development.

The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, online searches, medical check, prohibited from teaching check and references. References are taken up prior to interview.

A copy of the trusts Child Protection Policy is available on our website:- https://www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk/policies

We can offer you:

- access to the HEARTS Extra Programme (Rewards and Benefits)

- an excellent CPD entitlement with purposeful training, including trust-wide twilights throughout the year

- a two-week October half-term

- supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils

- a highly effective learning environment

- a responsive and involved leadership team

- an 80:20 teaching model (4-day teaching week where all teachers receive an additional 10% non-contact (PPA) time each week as part of the trust policy)

- a school with a highly positive culture that supports all staff; mental health, workload and wellbeing are at the forefront of our vision and values

- access to our school counsellor and network of Mental Health and Wellbeing champions

For further information about HEARTS, including policies and procedures, please refer to our website www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk

Arranging a visit to Hilltop Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@heartsacademy.uk.

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