35 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    28 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

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Learning Mentor

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Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737.00 - £23,058.00 Annually (FTE) £16,207.56

Teaching Assistant (Learning Mentor) job summary

30.75 hours per week, 8.15am to 4.00pm Tuesday and one other day (flexible) and 8.15 am to 3.00pm for 3 days, term time only (39 weeks). Grade B – Step 1 FTE £22,737, Actual Annual Salary £16,207.56.

Deer Park School is a new state of the art seven-form secondary school which opened in September 2021. At present there are just under 500 students on roll across Yr7, 8 & 9. We are part of the Wildern Multi Academy Trust which comprises of Deer Park Secondary School, Wildern Secondary School and Boorley Park Primary School. We will have a PAN of 1050 when full.

For the right candidates this is a unique chance to work as part of the founding team in the heart of a new community.

As a Learning Mentor, we are seeking candidates who are highly motivated and committed, with excellent communication skills, and the resilience to support a range of students across all subjects to maximise their potential. Adaptability is essential as is the capacity to relate well to both students and teachers. At the heart of what they do will be the passion to enable students with a variety of additional needs to reach their full potential and become well rounded and independent individuals. They will show a ‘can-do’ attitude, help to maintain morale, be approachable and have excellent interpersonal skills.

A desire to make a difference will be equally valued along with a good sense of humour. Previous experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential.

Applicants should have a good standard of numeracy and literacy.

We would also welcome applications from individuals who are considering entering a career in teaching.

Benefits of working for our trust include:

  • Free on-site car park
  • Good transport links
  • Staff membership rates to our modern Leisure Centre at Wildern School
  • Friendly and sociable colleagues
  • Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
  • A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice

If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date. Closing Date: Midday Thursday 28th March 2024.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Deer Park School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
278 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Deer Park School is a new seven-form entry secondary school which opened in September 2021 initially with four forms of Year 7 and growing to full capacity of seven forms of entry over the next seven years.

We are part of the Wildern Academy Trust which comprises of Wildern School, Deer Park Secondary School and Boorley Park Primary School.

This is an exciting time for the trust and all colleagues joining us.

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