Learning Mentor West Acton Primary School, London

Job description

We are looking for an ambitious, forward-thinking behaviour mentor who enjoys the challenges and triumphs of working with students with SEND and in particular those pupils who are not always able to manage being in a mainstream classroom full time but do not have an EHCP. We are aiming to develop Nurture Room provision in the coming academic year.
This particular position will incorporate the following:
• Supporting students with mixed abilities and special needs (1:1 & small groups)
• Supporting students with challenging behaviour
• Supporting students with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Specific Learning Difficulties, EBD and SEMH.

Your role will be to work closely with the Senior Leaders, SENDCO and provide support to pupils and feedback their families to help them access the learning. You will be expected to run groups and support the Wellbeing, Safeguarding, and Counselling and SEND provision that is at the heart of our school.

Essential educational requirements

Evidence of continuing and relevant professional development.

Be up to date with current practice relevant to the role e.g. Every Child Matters, Children in need 0-19 SAFE Service and Extended Schools.

Essential qualifications

A good level of literacy and numeracy skills with at least a qualification at GCSE grade C, NVQ Level 2, or equivalent.

Essential skills and experience

To have previous successful experience in working with young people on an individual and group basis in supporting their learning and development.

Ability to engage constructively with and relate to a wide range of young people and families/carers with different cultural and social backgrounds.

Ability to identify potential barriers to learning and jointly engage in strategies to overcome these barriers.

Ability to work effectively with and command the confidence of teaching and senior management within the school.

Ability to engage in joint goal setting with the individual child as part of the learning action process.

Ability to work effectively with a wide range of support services.

Employee benefits

5 Mins walk from West Acton Central Line train station

About West Acton Primary School

Our school is a very special place where each child is encouraged to reach their full potential both academically and personally in a happy, safe and stimulating environment. At West Acton we have high expectations of work and behaviour and we aim to foster a life-long love of learning in our pupils and equip them with skills and attributes which will allow them to flourish both in school and beyond. West Acton is a truly inclusive school; furthermore our families come from diverse backgrounds and places which also makes it a very vibrant school, rich in culture. Our pedagogy is based in SOLO taxonomy which encourages pupils to think about where they are currently with their learning and what they need to do in order to progress. Underpinning all of this are our values, including respect and ambition. Dedicated teachers and staff work relentlessly to provide our pupils with the very best learning opportunities and build strong relationships between home and school.

Noel Road, London, W3 0JL
LA Maintained School
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