Behaviour Support Mentor
Longfield Academy

Job reference: 001210

Location: Longfield Academy

Closing date: 28/01/2018

Salary: £15,356 fte pro-rated to £12,640 per annum to reflect term time only working pattern

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Student Services & Pastoral Support

Hours per week: 37 hours per week (Term Time Only)

Start Date: Not specified

Longfield Academy are seeking to appoint a Behaviour Support Mentor to join our highly successful Academy. The role involves supporting all students in one of three Colleges, monitoring attendance, dealing with any behaviour issues that may arise and working with parents and other agencies to resolve situations successfully. The successful candidate will report directly to the College Leadership Team, working with identified students and implementing inclusive practices which enable the students to effectively access education.  Our successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of safeguarding issues.

Please consult the Job Description to gain an insight into the day to day duties and responsibilities of this role. Please note that the working basis for this role is 37 hours per week during Term Time only, and is fixed term in the first instance until December 2018.

Working at the Academy:  In June 2014 Longfield Academy was judged by Ofsted as a 'Good' school in all categories.  Our Academy is a friendly and calm environment where relationship building pays huge dividends. The Academy has a beautiful, £26m learning environment. Our academic results have increased rapidly. We are now heavily over-subscribed in all years and have a large and growing Sixth Form. The Academy also has a specialised ASD provision.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools in the local area.  As part of the 'cluster' structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical areas to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff better access to career opportunities as the Trust is committed to developing and promoting from within wherever possible.  For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.

What are we looking for in you?  To be successful you need to passionate about maximising the potential of young people no matter what barriers there are to this.  Ideally you would have some experience working with young people. Most importantly you will have a strong drive to encourage students to make good choices about their situation and future. As a Trust we feel it is important to hire for the right attitude which is why we look for staff that are enthusiastic, focused and resilient to the day to day pressures that working in a busy school brings.  

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.