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Learning Mentor

We are currently seeking to appoint enthusiastic, proactive and hard-working Learning Mentors who are committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEN and/or disability and their families.

About the role

This is a permanent, full-time post (term-time only), and we are seeking to appoint for a start date of 1st November 2021.

The post holder will:

  • Work as part of a class team, under the direction of the class teacher and trans-disciplinary colleagues, to deliver effective and appropriate teaching, learning and behaviour support in all areas of school life underpinned by an evidence-based behavioural model of practice.
  • Create a positive learning environment, reflective of the school’s culture and ethos as set out in its curriculum purpose statement.
  • Work with pupils both individually and in small groups supporting them to overcome barriers to learning, delivering teaching, providing positive behaviour support and delivering other focused interventions.
  • Act as the key worker for one pupil, taking responsibility for coordinating their resources, monitoring their daily data, and advocating for them within team meetings.
  • Uphold Abbey School policies to protect and safeguard pupils and vulnerable adults in order to secure their health, safety and wellbeing.

For further information please download the Recruitment Pack below which contains a detailed job description and person specification.

Why work for us?

We are a supportive learning organisation with a strong commitment to staff development and wellbeing. As a member of our team you will be engaged in innovation and discovery.

How to apply

If you feel as though you have the right qualities to join our exciting, innovative and exceptional school then please download our Application Form below. Completed application forms should be returned to [email protected] with a covering letter addressed to the Principal, Dr. Katy Lee. Alternatively, application forms with covering letters can be sent by post to Abbey School, 10-11 Abbey Square, Chester, CH1 2HU.

The end date to submit all application forms is 9am Monday 20th September 2021.
Virtual interviews will be held on week commencing 20th September 2021.

Please be advised that we only accept fully completed application forms. If you have not been contacted by Friday 24th September please accept our thanks for your application but you will not have been selected for interview at this time.

Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are to uphold Abbey School policies to protect and safeguard pupils and vulnerable adults in order to secure their health, safety and wellbeing.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marriage/civil partnerships, religion/belief, or sexual orientation.

Recruitment Pack
Application Form