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  • Application deadline

    27 September 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Part-time
• Hours between 8 am and 4 pm most school days (with a lunch of 30 minutes and a further break of 30 minutes each day) and with time for occasional meetings/evening sessions outside this time as required. • Term time only (188 working days) • 36 hours per week on average
Contract type
Permanent
Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
• Salary starts at CAN scale point 17 (£18,541 actual salary, £22,447 full time equivalent)
Actual salary
£18,541

Job summary

• Salary starts at CAN scale point 17 (£18,541 actual salary, £22,447 full time equivalent)
• There is the potential for salary progression within the salary scale CAN 17 – 21
• Hours between 8 am and 4 pm most school days (with a lunch of 30 minutes and a further break of 30 minutes each day) and with time for occasional meetings/evening sessions outside this time as required.
• Term time only (188 working days)
• 36 hours per week on average

This is a non teaching post which will give the successful candidate an excellent opportunity to work closely with young people supporting them in their school life.

The role is varied and responsible and is line managed by the Assistant Headteacher; Director of Sixth Form. The Learning Mentor will work as part of the Sixth Form Team and contribute to a range of activities to support students’ progress in the sixth form.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The Learning Mentor will be expected to work closely with both teaching and support staff at all levels as well as with students. They will thus need the following qualities:

• Good communication skills, both verbal and written
• A good level of literacy and numeracy
• Good organisational and time management skills
• Ability to form good working relationships with students and colleagues
• Adaptability and flexibility in working practices
• Ability to set standards and apply them consistently
• A high degree of professionalism
• An ability to present a good role model to students
• A good level of computer literacy plus a willingness to learn
• Ability to mentor and support small groups of students

Training in school systems and practices will be provided.


JOB DESCRIPTION
Immediate Line Manager: Assistant Headteacher; Director of Sixth Form

The Learning Mentor will work as part of our dynamic and hardworking Sixth Form Management Team to support high standards of work, attendance and progress in our large and successful sixth form. The Learning Mentor will manage the day to day running of the students’ study area, offer small group and one to one learning support and encourage student achievement. Specific duties are described below:

SPECIFIC

1. To provide support and guidance to Sixth Form students by supervising the Sixth Form study area, monitoring attendance therein and directing students towards appropriate careers support and guidance; supervising examinations and carrying out instructions regarding the organising of social events.

2. To provide individual learning support/small group learning support and information to students, tutors and parents on how to be successful. This may involve taking responsibility for an identified group of students with respect to mentoring and monitoring of progress.

3. To liaise with the SEN department in regards to students with SEN and to keep accurate records of all support given

4. To support students with EAL as required, forming an EAL support group as needed

5. To work as part of the Sixth Form Team by monitoring the attendance, dress code and behaviour of Sixth Form students and following up issues as required with students.

6. To contribute to the organisation and implementation of the Sixth Form enrolment programme; in particular, the dissemination of information and timetable arrangements (under the direction of the line manager) for Year 11 guidance interviews, Sixth Former for a day and the induction programme.

7. To carry out administration to support links with the community and within school, including administration related to tracking student contributions.

8. To manage the day to day attendance of students in the Sixth Form

9. To support the praise systems within the Sixth Form

10. To work as part of the Sixth Form team to support reporting procedures and parents’ evenings

11. To undertake social time duties and administration duties as required.

12. To undertake additional duties as requested by the Assistant Headteacher; Director of Sixth Form, Headteacher or CEO.

Applying for the job

Further information and an application form are available from the joining us/staff vacancies page of the school website. Please note that applications MUST be submitted on a school application form; CVs are not accepted.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
2055 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
02086445790

About Cheam High School

Cheam High School is oversubscribed and highly successful with a strong commitment to staff development and an innovative and proactive approach to school improvement, resulting in high levels of performance.

School location

Chatsworth Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM3 8PW

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