Here at Pivot our vision and passion to grow as a company and provider is stronger than ever and this is clearly evidenced by our recent inspection outcome. We remain committed to putting young people at the centre of everything we do and as a result we have achieved phenomenal results with schools, local authorities and most importantly, young people. We pride ourselves on our ability to think outside the box and take comfort in challenging the norms and developing a creative response to need in our specialist areas of special educational needs, pastoral, inclusion and alternative educational services and support. We work with students who display challenging behaviour in certain situations. It is our job to enable them to take responsibility for themselves and to be able to contribute successfully to society and are looking for professionals who have the drive and ambition to support this.
We have recently been graded as a ‘Good’ school in all areas
“The school provides an oasis of calm for pupils who have previously experienced disruption to their schooling. This makes a significant difference to pupils’ personal development and welfare”
OFSTED Feb 2018
Current roles available
Pivot Academy Leeds East is a provision that works in partnership with the Pivot Academy in Kirklees. We are based in Killingbeck, East Leeds.
We are a 35 place provision for KS3 and 4 students who are unable to access mainstream education at this time, due to their Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMHD). We work alongside parents, agencies and referring schools to ensure that the children have clear targets. Our primary aim is to ensure that all pupils achieve measured outcomes and are attending school.
We are currently opening a new provision for KS2 students on the same site in Killingbeck and have several new roles across both schools. We have the following vacancies to begin in September and October.
LEARNING AND BEHAVIOUR MENTORS
In these roles you will be to work with individual pupils or targeted groups to address the barriers to learning for those who have SEMHD. The focus will be to enable student to achieve their potential and identify an appropriate pathway.
The students will all benefit from a personalised curriculum tailored to their needs, passions and interests. You will be a key component in providing both support and taking a lead on specific areas according to your skills.
A key aspect of these roles will be to establish working relationships with students, parents and staff of other schools/ agencies acting as a positive role model.
Although this area of education is challenging we can offer the right candidate a rewarding, supportive and fun working environment. No two days are the same, the pace is very quick and you are encouraged to trial new approaches. Experience is desirable but personality, sense of humour and a non-judgmental approach and understanding is essential.
As an organisation, we offer excellent benefits, work/life balance, CPD and progression support and development.
We are committed to safeguarding our young people and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check and appropriate referencing.
We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds and therefore we welcome applicants from all backgrounds
As part of your core duties and responsibilities you are expected to promote and actively support the school’s responsibilities towards the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils, your colleagues and your own mental health.
Pivot Academy Leeds East 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.