An opportunity has arisen for a Learning and Attendance Mentor (maternity cover) to join the Primary Phase Team at William Hulme's Grammar School (WHGS), a 3-18 Academy and Manchester's most over-subscribed non-selective school. It has over 1500 students in total (470 in the Primary Phase) and approximately 200 members of staff (50 in the Primary Phase). WHGS is a very inclusive and diverse community with over 40 languages spoken and our school is truly representative of Manchester's rich multi-cultural heritage. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and particularly those committed to diversity and inclusion.
This is a full time, term-time only position and the successful candidate will provide a complementary service to teachers and pastoral staff to support primary-aged children in and out of the classroom. Reporting to the Office Manager, responsibilities will include:
Contributing to the identification of those students who would benefit most from a learning mentor and, working with others, drawing up and implementing interventions for these pupils to develop socially, emotionally and behaviourally.
Working closely with the Primary Phase Headteacher, Primary Phase Deputy Head and Office Manager to ensure that the needs of all identified students are met.
Liaising with the Attendance Team and Safeguarding Team to develop a range of activities, courses, opportunities, organisations and individuals that could be drawn upon to provide extra support for students.
Contributing to the successful running of the Primary Phase office.
We are looking for someone with:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with sound administrative ability and attention to detail.
A good standard of education (at least A Level) with high GCSE grades in English and Maths.
Experience of working with primary and/or secondary aged children and ability to establish good relationships whilst setting firm boundaries. Also experience of working with families/care, knowledge of child development and issues relating to social exclusion.
Computer literacy, SIMS knowledge and experience of Microsoft applications.
Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines but always with a concern for quality.
William Hulme’s is part of United Learning, a leading group of over 80 academies and independent schools. This enables us to offer you a comprehensive induction programme and unrivalled support and career development opportunities to ensure you achieve your career ambitions and aspirations. Through the United Learning Hub, employees have access to a wide-range of CPD and the opportunity to share good practice with peers across the Group.
Employees of United Learning are offered a number of employee benefits through its reward scheme, United Rewards. United Learning works with Perkbox to offer our employees over 250 exclusive benefits, all through their easy-to-access App. Featuring a huge range of perks, from discounted cinema tickets and holidays, to money off meals out at restaurants nationwide, plus savings on food, technology and clothes shopping. They also offer salary sacrifice schemes such as Childcare Vouchers and Cycle to Work which offer tax and NI savings on new bikes and nursery care.
William Hulme's Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.