Hours: 32.5 hours per week | Term Time + 1 week
Contract: Fixed Term - 1 year
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: Grade 3, Points 5-6 (actual salary £14,972 - £15,272)
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a desire to provide excellent
learning and pastoral support to identified students who currently access our on-site alternative curriculum provision, Orchard Wood. Orchard Wood comprises of small, cross age classes of students who benefit from different ways of learning and increased adult support in preparation for a return to our main school. It also houses our Designated Specialist Provision for students who have an EHCP, where their primary need is SEMH. The Key Worker role is an important one; providing high quality support within lessons, ensuring that students access and engage with learning, and outside of lessons providing pastoral support to students and their families when needed. There is also an opportunity to work within our main school and to gain experience of supporting within this environment too. The position is temporary in the first instance.
The ideal candidate will be patient, caring and supportive while remaining resilient and will be passionate about helping students with additional needs to achieve in all aspects of learning. They will be passionate about helping students to build confidence and will inspire them to reach their goals. The successful candidate will have a warm, welcoming and nurturing approach. They will value the importance of building positive relationships with young people and the importance of good pastoral care in promoting future success. In return we can offer you the opportunity to work within a dedicated and experienced team, provide you with high quality CPD to help you to develop your skills and further your career progression. This role may also provide you with the career stepping stone you need, offering relevant experience and insight into the teaching profession and the education sector
The purpose of this role is to:
• Enhance students’ education, life skills and emotional well-being.
• Support students who experience barriers to learning so they can achieve the best of which they are capable.
• Provide support to students during learning activities, keeping them on task, engaged and
• Support students who have social, emotional and mental health issues to help them to develop
their social and learning skills.
• Work with subject teachers, Alternative Curriculum Lead, SENDCO and the SEND faculty to
contribute to curriculum planning, adapting teaching programmes where necessary to enable target students to access the curriculum.
• Provide pastoral support to identified small group of students, supporting their attendance,
punctuality and wellbeing
Orchard Mead Academy is a culturally diverse comprehensive school with approximately 1200 students situated in the North East of Leicester and is part of The Mead Educational Trust (TMET). The Trust is a growing partnership of primary and secondary schools situated in the East Midlands. It provides its academies access to a world-class education network and staff with an employer providing high quality professional development. We are committed to ensuring each Academy enables every pupil to achieve the very best. We believe that together we make a positive difference.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check.
How to apply
If you are interested in this post, please complete the application form online.
Please see the documents listed below, which may assist you in making your application:
- Applicant pack
- Job description
- Application and Recruitment Process document
Closing date: Monday 14 June 2021 , 9.00am
Orchard Mead Academy is committed to:
- Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
- Equal opportunities and equal value for staff and students, and prevention of discrimination in its many forms.
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Orchard Mead Academy 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.