This job expired on 6 December 2021 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    6 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    24 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider full time, term time
32.5 hours per week, term time only.
Contract type
£17,304.87 – 18,730.44

Job summary

32.5 hours per week, term time only.

BG8 SCP 13 – 17 (Actual salary £17,304.87 – 18,730.44)

Sky Academy is a successful, oversubscribed, Special school for students with SEMH and SLCN.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and young-person centred Therapeutic Mentor. This is an exciting position within the academy providing the opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of our young people. You will be based in one of our dedicated therapy rooms. We are looking for well qualified candidates with a breadth of experience working with young people in a supportive and therapeutic role such as ELSA or Thrive practitioners (we are aware that this experience may be gained in many areas of life). Importantly we are looking for enthusiastic, resilient, highly motivated people who are passionate about working with young people to enable them the best long-term outcomes possible.

The successful candidate will make an important contribution to the continued development of pastoral support at Sky, set high expectations and provide expertise and passion in equal measures. Their practice will enable our young people to achieve the skills and qualifications that will open doors for the rest of their lives.

You will be able to demonstrate the enthusiasm and tenacity needed to work in a sometimes challenging but highly rewarding environment, alongside maintaining the highest professional standards. You may have experience of working with students in a specialised setting, or you may be looking for your first role in an SEN school - you must however be motivated to make a positive difference to our students’ learning journey and care deeply about their vocational achievement alongside their wellbeing and personal development.

Should you have any further questions about this role, or would like to visit the academy prior to application then please send an email FAO Bex Jones, Headteacher to

Job description and application form are available on the academy website:

Sky Academy is committed to Safeguarding and the welfare of its students. All staff share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This job post has expired.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
Education phase
School size
Up to 80 pupils
Age range
5 to 16

About The Sky Academy

We provide an education that engages pupils and develops positive attitudes to learning, while developing key skills that they need for life beyond school. We strongly believe that teaching is a relational activity where the teacher and the students work together to solve problems using a theoretical framework based around relationships which informs policy and practice.

Through a clinical therapeutic approach to trauma, we aim to understand educational needs of the students and rectify the deficiency whether it be social, emotional, attachment or an undiagnosed educational need and stabilise the pupil so they are ready to learn. This work involves intensive engagement with families, local communities and multiple agencies.

School location

Pickeridge Close, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7HW

Similar jobs nearby

ASC Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Bridgwater College Academy

Parkway, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4QY

Trust Estates Compliance Officer

Extend Learning Academies Network

Selworthy Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 3ST

School Business Assistant

Willowdown Primary School

Kings Drive, Bridgwater, TA6 4FU

Teaching Assistant

Wookey Primary School

Wells Road, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1LQ

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Share this job