- Contract: Part Time, Permanent
- Hours: 32.5 hours per week (8.30am – 3.30pm), 45 weeks (term time plus one week)
- Salary: TD14 £13,993 (FTE £18,409)
- Site: Thomas Deacon Academy
- Closing date: 2 October 2017
- Interviews: 11 October 2017
- Start: 30 October 2017
TDA Education Trust is a charitable organisation dedicated to raising educational outcomes across a range of primary and secondary phase schools and academies in the East Midlands. As a newly formed multi-academy trust we strive to provide outstanding teaching and learning for all and an ethos and culture that encourages everyone to be the very best that they can be.
We put learners, and their learning, at the heart of everything we do.
Thomas Deacon Academy
Trust: we are honest
Discipline: we never give up
Aspiration: we want the very best
Thomas Deacon Academy was one of the first Academies to be created and continues to thrive through our core values of Trust, Discipline and Aspiration. As we enter the exciting new phase of our future we continue to offer an aspirational learning environment for students from the ages of 7 to 18 years old. Our modern facilities, TDA Junior, Sixth Form Study Centre and 43 acre campus allow us to provide the ultimate in educational choice.
Most recently, July 2015, Ofsted graded the Academy as ‘Good’ in all areas and we are moving forward in our continued journey towards ‘Outstanding’.
We are seeking to appoint a Learning Mentor to work as part of our Wellbeing team.
As a Learning Mentor you will be responsible for increasing the attainment and aspiration of referred students, providing support in addressing their needs. You should be committed to working with students from a wide range of ethnic and social backgrounds to remove barriers to learning. You will be supporting students of all abilities with a complexity of issues that may include those with a lack of self-confidence, those failing to achieve their full potential, those with behavioural or emotional difficulties and those with personal difficulties such as bereavement, bullying or problems at home.
The role will see you work, mainly, on a one to one basis with students but also liaising with the Heads of House and Tutors to identify students who require mentoring support. Together you will share support strategies for best outcomes.
- Excellent communication and listening skills along with a non-judgmental approach.
- The ability to engage effectively with students, staff, parents and external agencies.
- Experience of working in a team as well as working independently.
- An understanding of personalised learning and its importance to young people.
- Ability to work collaboratively with staff.
What we can offer you:
- Excellent working facilities in a modern and inspirational environment
- Opportunity to work with a dedicated and committed team of professionals
- Outstanding professional development and a high quality induction programme
- Opportunity for progression across Thomas Deacon Academy Education Trust
- Use of Academy facilities (including a gym)
- LGPS Pension Scheme
TDA Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
To apply please complete the Associate Application Form on the Vacancies page of our website. If you have any questions regarding this post or would like to visit the Academy please contact the HR Team on 01733 426063 or e-mail email@example.com.