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  • Start date details

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,170.00 - £26,569.00 Annually (Actual)

Post 16 Learning Mentor job summary



To assist identified pupils in achieving targets for personal academic improvement.

To assist and support students who are underperforming in their subjects on a one-to-one or small group basis, outside the classroom, as appropriate.

Work with pupils, one-to-one, to encourage them to maximise their potential through a range of strategies and support programmes, e.g. use strategies which:

o Develop organisational skills and memory,

o Develop independent and collaborative working,

o Improve the students’ attitude to learning.

To support the delivery of interventions for students who are identified on P16 intervention tracker.

Liaising with subject teachers to ensure support provided is as high impact as possible.

To listen to and support students to resolve a range of issues that are creating barriers to learning, including poor organisation, revision skills, catch up after periods of absence etc

To assist students to make a successful transfer between educational establishments and transition at key stages in their learning.

To set up meetings with relevant individuals where appropriate to share information/support families/individual students.

To liaise with P16 staff to identify students who would benefit from mentoring.

To support with the organisation and to attend P16 events such as Open Evening, Y10 Taster Days etc.


To take up responsibility for the management, administration and running of the P16 Library.

To supervise students in the library.

To oversee the laptop loaning service.


To monitor and track student destinations through the year to minimise the number of NEETS, including identifying cohorts such as SEN and bursary.

To support students with CV writing, apprenticeship applications and interview techniques.

To support students with destinations who are looking to continue studies elsewhere.


Ensuring good communication with parents through the use of parental/carer letters, InTouch, telephone calls, emails, meetings, etc.

Supporting the organisation of Parents’ Evenings/Open Evenings and Sixth Form events.


Oversee the day-to-day use of the P16 Tracker to support and mentor students who are identified as causing concern.

Provide emotional and wellbeing support to students.

Organising and collating work for absent students where appropriate and informing students and parents of this for collection and completion.


Provide additional support and guidance to identified bursary students to support student retention.

Liaise with the SENCo to discuss the support needed for incoming students with identified Special Educational Needs.

Provide additional support and guidance to identified SEN students to support student retention.

In collaboration with the Assistant Headteacher: Post 16, and with support from the P16 Admin Assistant, contribute to the student recruitment process by, for example

Supporting the organisation of promotional resources and materials for internal and external events.

Supporting the organisation of the GCSE results day/enrolment day process.

Collating the paperwork and information packs for the enrolment day, following the results days.

Liaising with the KS4 Pastoral Leader regarding identifying Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare concerns.


To participate in the process of appraisal.

To network with other P16 staff and share best practice.

Cover for absent colleagues and interchange duties as necessary at busy times.

To be aware of the responsibility for personal Health, Safety and Welfare and that of others who may be affected by your actions or inactions.

To co-operate with the employer on all issues to do with Health, Safety and Welfare.

These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exhaustive nor exclusive as the postholder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grading of the post.

Undertake such other duties that may from time to time be reasonably requested.

To undertake appropriate training as required, in order to be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities that are required.

We are committed to offering the staff who work at Ridgewood every opportunity to become the best they can be. Our training packages, for staff at all stages of their careers, are second to none. As well as our whole school and departmental training, we also offer a personalised coaching programme, NPQs and bespoke CPD, relevant to the person’s role. In 2023, we received the Teacher Development Trust Silver Award, demonstrating our commitment and passion to providing excellent CPD for all teaching and associate staff.

If you are seeking a dynamic, innovative and caring school, dedicated to the development of staff and our students’ success, Ridgewood is the school for you.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About Ridgewood School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1457 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Staff and students at Ridgewood work hard every day to embody the school’s core values: Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. We are enjoying a trajectory of continued success and look forward to welcoming a successful applicant who can join us on our journey. We are incredibly proud of the progress we have made as a school, having laid strong foundations for further improvement going forward.

Our school motto, ‘Prepare for the road ahead’, represents our belief in preparing our staff and students for their future. We exemplify our motto not only in terms of academic achievement, but also in terms of the training, enrichment and experiences which make us all model citizens. Our school values underpin what we do and contribute to our ethos in everything we undertake as a school community. We set our standards high and do not compromise, because we believe in the best for everyone.

Never has there been a better time to join us. We are in the early stages of planning a multi-million-pound new build that will ensure that the staff and students benefit from 21st Century resources. We are regularly oversubscribed in Year 7 and our Post-16 provision is thriving.

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