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Graduate Learning Mentor - September - Dartford - £60 - £75

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Graduate Learning Mentor - September - Dartford - £60 - £75 per day!

Have you recently completed a Core Subject degree from a top university?

Have you finished your degree and want to make best use of your subject knowledge? Do you want to gain a full year's worth of paid experience in a fantastic Secondary School as an academic learning mentor/teaching assistant before applying for a teacher training?

This Graduate Learning Mentor role may be the perfect chance for you to inspire the future generation through your love of teaching and learning.

Purpose of the job:

  • To provide support and guidance to students, and staff working with them, by removing the barriers to learning, well-being, and raising aspirations so that students can achieve their full potential.
  • To promote, develop and maintain effective and supportive mentoring relationships with students and liaise with other school teaching and learning professionals and external agencies in order to achieve this.
  • To set high expectations in line with the schools ethos.
  • To understand and implement the school's Behaviour Policy including issuing rewards and sanctions within the school's policies and procedures, operate the schools on-call and internal systems.
  • To carry out investigations into student behaviour incidents with a particular focus on incidents that take place outside of lesson and to practice and implement restorative justice.

Job Specification:

  • To provide support for individuals and groups of students and identify barriers to learning and implement interventions to reduce these by setting achievable targets and goals for students.
  • To research, plan and deliver interventions (both academic and pastoral) and strategies and life skills programmes (from 1:1 to small group work) which significantly improve the behaviour (both social and learning), progress and attendance of students.
  • To work with a range of students but give priority to those identified as having the greatest need, especially those experiencing multiple disadvantages.
  • To develop and implement personalised action plans for groups and individual students based on a comprehensive assessment of their strengths, needs and strategies for overcoming barriers to learning.
  • To monitor the progress of individuals at regular intervals and set new targets when appropriate.
  • To provide the line manager with regular written reports on your work as a learning mentor.
  • To communicate, collate, and maintain records regarding circumstances, abilities and needs of individual students.
  • To provide support for new students admitted to the school when necessary.
  • To work with the Head of KS3 and the Head of Year 7 to ensure the smooth transition and induction for year 6 students to the school.
  • To provide in class support for named students / teachers as directed by your line manager
  • To assist in strategic intervention groups across all ranges of ability.
  • To provide support for independent study sessions in collaboration with other learning mentors.
  • To plan and deliver a range of extra-curricula activities which promote learning, good behaviour, better social skills and well-being.
  • To actively seek knowledge and information about the range of activities, course opportunities, organisations and individuals that could be drawn upon or signposted as additional resources to work with young people.
  • To ensure your line manager is informed immediately of any concerns in relation to the students you mentor / support.
  • To ensure the child protection officer is informed immediately of any concerns relating to safeguarding in relation to the students you mentor / support.
  • To deal with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school's policies and procedures.
  • To carry out investigations of incidents arising from on-call duty, by organising discussions with children involved and with their parents and carers as necessary, taking statements from students and staff accounts of incidents as appropriate.

Graduate Learning Mentor - September - Dartford - £60 - £75 per day!

We at Teaching Personnel are proud of the quality of service we provide our teachers. With the opportunity to develop your personal skills through our various courses and gaining valuable experience from within the classroom, we will help you to grow as a person and as a professional.

The location of this school makes this position extremely desirable. With incredible transport links and a central location within Dartford, this is an opportunity not to be missed!! If you believe this position is for you, please send your CV or call 02075933077

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.



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