Post Title: School Integration Mentor
Contract: Permanent | Term Time + 5 days
Contractual Hours: 32.5 hours per week
Scale: 5 | SCP 12 – 17 (£22,571 – £24,920 FTE)
Actual Salary: £17,309 – £19,110
The Whitely AP Academy are an Alternative Provision Academy serving the Calderdale area and are based in Illingworth, Halifax. The Academy is commissioned by Calderdale Council to provide eighty places for young people across Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. The Academy is part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust, a Trust dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people.
We are now supporting The Whitley AP Academy with their search for an experienced School Integration Mentor to join their expanding team.
(The Whitley AP Academy is part of the Impact Education Multi Academy Trust)
The Whitley AP Academy are part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”), who are passionate about making a difference and inspiring children to be resilient and confident learners with a love for learning. We want our children to be excited about learning and to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide curriculum. We believe in celebrating success and ensuring that children feel valued.
The Trust are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.
Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role, The Whitley AP Academy and the Trust.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
• To lead the induction process for new pupils to the Academy.
• To complete baseline assessments for pupils in the Academy, including literacy and numeracy testing, and assessment relating to behaviour for learning.
• To lead the regular assessment of pupils for literacy, numeracy and behaviour for learning during the academic year.
• To work in close collaboration with the Deputy Headteacher and Behaviour for Learning team to plan transitions for pupils as they leave the Academy.
• To effectively communicate transition plans to partner schools, external agencies, parents / carers and the pupils being supported.
• To provide high quality one to one support for pupils who are transitioning to mainstream education / specialist provision.
• To build supportive relationships with parents / carers, other schools and agencies to promote effective working relationships; to regularly liaise with parents / carers, sensitively and effectively.
• To establish positive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model; to support pupils, recognising and responding to their individual needs, encouraging them to interact and work co-operatively with others.
• To support in identifying and promoting positive behavioural change in pupils experiencing SEMH issues.
• To support the delivery of learning, participating in planning and implementation of programmes of study and record keeping.
• To provide information and advice to enable pupils to make choices about their learning, behaviour and attendance, challenging and motivating pupils, and promoting and reinforcing self-esteem.
• To assist in the production of Pupil Focus Reports, Behaviour Management Plans, SEMH assessments, and individual case studies.
Criteria – Essential (E) / Desirable (D)
Experience of working in an effective team. (E)
Experience of working with Primary and Secondary aged pupils with special needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties. (E)
Experience of working with parents, schools and support agencies. (D)
Experience of working in alternative provision / Pupil Referral Units. (D)
Knowledge & Skills
Ability to relate well to pupils and adults, and an ability to work as part of a team. (E)
Ability to remain calm under pressure. (E)
Demonstrate good co-operative, interpersonal and effective listening skills. (E)
Maintain confidentiality in matters relating to the Academy. (E)
Ability to cope with the requirements of the post, which will include working with pupils who have emotional / behavioural / physical difficulties. (E)
Exercising advisory, guiding, negotiating and persuasive skills at a developed level. (D)
An understanding of the issues relating to pupils who have additional learning needs, more able and special educational needs. (E)
Awareness of safeguarding issues. (E)
Awareness of child development. (D)
Good communication skills. (E)
Good numeracy / literacy skills. (E)
Basic ICT skills. (E)
Qualifications / Training
GCSE English and Maths or equivalent e.g., Adult Literacy / Numeracy at Level 1. (E)
Other relevant qualifications relating to the post e.g., Level 2 NVQ in Health / Childcare, first aid qualification. (D)
Evidence of further training / development and / or willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities e.g., Team Teach, Moving & Handling, Special Educational Needs. (D)
A full driving licence. (E)
This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It will be reviewed annually.
This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call 003300881857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/
The Whitely AP Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview.
Closing date for applications: 9.00am Monday 27th June