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Learning Mentor

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13 Dec 2021

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Full Time
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Reed Education are currently working with a Secondary School in Reading to support in recruiting a permanent Learning Mentor to start as soon as possible.

We are looking for applicants from Learning Mentors with a background of working with children from 11+ years, preferably from a similar role.

This position of Learning Mentor is offered as a permanent role to start as soon as possible. It will be full time, term time only with a salary of £18,562 pa FTE (actual salary £12,890 pa).

As a Learning Mentor you will:
  • Mentor specific, identified students.
  • Support students to develop coping strategies, enhance their motivation and raise their aspirations.
  • Support individual students to engage fully.
  • Provide informal support at break and lunchtime.

Specific responsibilities of the role:
  • To support individual students and groups of students to make improved progress.
  • To support students and teachers in finding strategies for inclusive learning.
  • To support students to set and monitor their own learning goals.
  • To use ICT effectively to support learning.
  • To carry out baseline assessments of students' needs and track progress towards their goals.
  • To ensure that assessment of students' progress informs future goal setting.
  • To ensure the baseline assessment and progress data for those individuals of which you are assigned is recorded and shared with students, their parents and relevant colleagues.
  • To promote high standards of personal conduct and behaviour.
  • To promote and develop coping strategies, motivation and aspiration.
  • To promote well-being.
  • To ensure that the school support the national policy on safeguarding and thus ensure that students are healthy and safe at school.
  • To promote good attendance, punctuality and a high standard of school uniform.
  • To foster positive relationships throughout the school and local community, including employers and outside agencies.
  • To develop positive relationships with students with a wide range of social, emotional and learning difficulties, ensuring that they are consistently treated with respect and consideration.
  • To respect all student and staff social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds.

The following attributes are beneficial:
  • Experience working with social, emotional and mental health needs.
  • Experience working with SEN, specifically autism.
  • Ability to manage challenging behaviour.
  • Good knowledge of mental health needs and recent training or experience.
  • Degree level qualification.

If this role is of interest to you, please apply as soon as possible to ensure you application for consideration. Initial interviews will be held over the phone in the coming weeks.
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