9 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    13 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    26 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Monday to Friday, 32.5 hours per week.
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Unqualified Teacher Scale from £18149

Job summary

Are you a hardworking, flexible, enthusiastic, and inspirational team player who is looking to develop their career in a specialist setting?
• Are you passionate about helping every child succeed and improve their life chances?
• Are you prepared to work collaboratively for the benefit of the young people?
• Will you offer children the opportunity to experience “life in all its’ fullness” by doing what it takes, no matter what their starting point of social challenge?

If so, the team at Woolston Brook would love to hear from you.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated On With Learning Mentor, with experience in SEMH/SEN, to join our high-quality school. Under the direction of SLT, the On With Learning (OWL) Coordinator will work as part of the pastoral team, supporting pupils who need additional interventions to enable them to fully access the main on-site curriculum offer, and whole class teaching.

Specifically, they will promote pupil’s independence, self-esteem, and social inclusion, so that their path to re-engagement with learning – be that in school or in their posy-16 destination They will play a key role in the whole school careers and work-related learning programme, acting as the key link person for colleges, work experience places and other external providers to ensure that the school maintains its current excellent compliance with Gatsby Benchmarks.

The main objectives for this role are:

Pupil Engagement
• Work with pupils, either in small groups or on a one-to-one basis, to encourage then to maximise their potential through strategies and programmes that have a physically active and/or vocational focus
• Draw up action plans for the re-engagement of pupils with poor attendance or returning from a period of remote learning (for whatever reason), setting regular targets and actions, monitoring the outcomes and thereby evaluating progress towards set targets and a more positive approach to learning
• Attend parental and re-integration meetings as required by the AHT Pastoral
• Undertake home visits as required
• Supervise pupils undertaking structured repair and reflect activities as instructed by AHT Pastoral
• Develop an in-house forest school programme for pupils in KS 2 – 4
• Establish and develop links with external organisation and other specialist provisions to access outdoor learning opportunities for our pupils

Careers and future steps
• Work with the Pastoral-coordinator to instruct forms in how to evidence for the Gatsby Benchmarks
• Establish and develop links with further education colleges, apprenticeship providers, university technical colleges and universities
• Organise college and other vocational day release placements (e.g. work experience) for identified pupils who have individual timetables
• Distribution of careers and labour market information
• Feed into the vocational learning/ careers section of the school’s website, ensuring information is accurate and up to date
• Refer pupils to our link careers adviser and work with them to complete applications to their post 16 destination.

The post holder will be an individual who:
• Is a great team player, friendly, and professional committed to supporting the progress and wellbeing of pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health and other associated needs.
• Is a highly skilled written and verbal communicator able to collaborate effectively with pupils, parents, staff, and outside agencies.
• Will quickly build rapport and effective professional relationships with both our young people, colleagues, and other stakeholders
• Will enthuse and motivate others to work and try their best
• Holds a Level 3 qualification in a topic relevant to the role and has previous experience of working with children and young people in an educational setting.
• Demonstrates flexibility, personal resilience and lives out those personal qualities we wish to instil in our young people in all that they do.

In return we can offer you
• An opportunity to play a major role in the development of a fabulous school
• A dedicated, supportive, and friendly staff
• Excellent relationships with local schools and the LA
• Happy children who enjoy coming to school, and parents who strongly support our nurturing ethos.
• A supportive Governing body

For more information about the school and to apply, please visit our website www.woolstonbrookschool.co.uk or contact Ben Large, Assistant Head Pastoral in school to hear more about the post and arrange a visit.

Completed applications forms should be emailed to schooloffice@woolstonbrook.warrington.sch.uk or can be returned to the school in hard copy.

Please do not send CVs as the will not be considered.

Ref: Schools
Salary: Unqualified Teacher Scale

Closing date: Monday 13th December 2021, 12 noon

Shortlisting: Tuesday 14th December 2021. Those not successful at the shortlisting stage will not be notified.

Interviews: Week commencing 10th January 2022

Woolston Brook is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to child protection screening including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and past employment checks.

We area an equal opportunities employer.

Applying for the job

For more information about the school and to apply, please visit our website www.woolstonbrookschool.co.uk or contact Ben Large, Assistant Head Pastoral in school to hear more about the post and arrange a visit.

Completed applications forms should be emailed to schooloffice@woolstonbrook.warrington.sch.uk or can be returned to the school in hard copy.

Please do not send CVs as the will not be considered.

All of the requrired documentation is available here or on the Vacancies page on our website.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Special school, ages 7 to 16
Education phase
School size
67 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 16
Contact phone number
01925818549

About Woolston Brook School

SEMH Specialist School for pupils in Key Stage 2 - 4

Arranging a visit to Woolston Brook School

Please contact Ben Large, Assistant Head Pastoral in school to hear more about the post and arrange a visit on 01925 818 549.

School location

Green Lane, Select, Cheshire, WA1 4JL

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