10 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Grade 7, Point 8-14 (ACTUAL: £17,132 - £19,112) Subject to experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Experience

  • Experience of working in an educational setting (desirable)
  • Experience of working with pupils with additional needs(desirable)

Education/Qualifications

  • An education standard equating to GCSE grade 3 in English, and Science or equivalent
  • An education standard equating to a good pass in GCSE maths or above
  • NVQ level 3/ BTEC in Learning Support is desirable

Knowledge/Skills

  • Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes and in particular, barriers to learning
  • Background knowledge of the National Curriculum, in particular Maths, and School’s procedures and policies (desirable)
  • Secure IT skills
  • Significant empathy with pupils who have additional or special educational needs
  • Developing knowledge of Local Authority, local and national organisations which can provide services and activities to support pupils and broaden and enrich their learning
  • Ability to relate well to children and in particular to motivate children to engage in the learning process
  • Ability to work effectively with parents/carers and a range of professionals
  • Experience of being part of a cohesive team.

What the school offers its staff

As a Learning Support Mentor you will be required to act as a positive role model to the students. Develop 1:1 mentoring arrangements with a named student to enable the pupil to agree plans and targets to move forwards. You will be supporting a student’s access to learning using appropriate strategies and resources and providing feedback on their progress as required.

Further details about the role

Should you wish to arrange a visit to view the school, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on office@gryphon.dorset.sch.uk.

SAST will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This will be part of safer recruitment check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. All aspects of social media and internet searches will be conducted. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. SAST values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 SAST welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

This role is UK- based and your right to work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.


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About The Gryphon School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1571 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01935 811081

SAST is a multi-academy trust, formed in June 2017, serving West and North Dorset area as well as South Somerset. We now have 17 schools, more than 5,000 students, and 750 members of staff. The Trust has grown since it’s inception, and in July 2020 we welcomed four schools from the Shaftesbury area that were previously the Southern Academy Trust. Our schools have always worked closely together and we can now collaborate in a more meaningful way to continue to deliver excellent educations to students. Our schools include thirteen primary schools, three secondary schools and an alternative provision. We have the scale, capacity, expertise and performance to grow and develop with other schools. The Trust has large town primary schools with over 300 children, smaller village primary schools and also nursery provision. Our popular secondary schools cover both North Dorset and South Somerset, include two popular Sixth Forms, and also state boarding. There is a mix of formerly maintained, and Church of England schools in the Dioceses of Salisbury and Bath and Wells, which retain their Christian ethos. At the heart of SAST is the desire to work in partnership, to collaborate with others and to be outward facing for the benefit of children and staff. The schools have extensive links beyond the immediate area and are keen to extend these further. The Gryphon School was designated as a National Teaching School in the summer of 2017 and led the the North Dorset Teaching School Alliance. SAST works by providing opportunities to share and improve – to develop further our provision as well as supporting the quality of leadership and management. This includes sharing best practice, being creative in maintaining a broad and diverse curriculum, ensuring the care and support is in place for children and families and enabling further staff and teacher development. We also work together on meeting the challenges of funding and the opportunities for financial efficiency, determining for ourselves which services and providers we will use to provide outstanding provision for our children. There is real strength in coming together with a collective responsibility for all of the children’s development and progress between 0-19 years.

Arranging a visit to The Gryphon School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@gryphon.dorset.sch.uk.

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