Literacy Coach/Learning Mentor
(with responsibilities for the literacy programmes)
£22,388 - £23,621 per annum
Term time only (39 weeks)
Required as soon as possible
Fund related fixed term contract for 1 year
An experienced and flexible Learning Mentor is required to work at the Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit.
Francis Barber PRU is a successful PRU in Wandsworth with a team of highly dedicated staff. We provide education for a wide variety of pupils whom have had difficulty maintaining a mainstream school provision. We have an excellent success rate of returning pupils to special and mainstream schools and post 16 college placements.
Due to additional funding we are delighted to be able to create a new post for an additional Learning Mentor to be responsible for delivering interventions around Literacy to pupils on a 1:1 basis and to small groups and to support youngsters in practicing their literacy skills. The successful candidates will have excellent inter-personal skills and will be able to work flexibly in response to pupil and PRU needs. They will have the ability to diffuse challenging situations and help the pupils understand the barriers they have to learning, encouraging them to put strategies in place which enable them to become successful. Training will be provided.
Francis Barber PRU was inspected by OFSTED in Dec 2017 and received a GOOD report. There were many outstanding features including “The effectiveness of care, guidance and support”. The person appointed will have experience of inclusion work with challenging pupils. It is very important that when writing their supporting statement applicants clearly identify how they meet the person specification.
To apply please download an application pack from the Wandsworth Council website which can be found via the ‘visit website’ button at the top of this page.
For further information or an informal chat please contact the SENCo Nic Gibson.
Completed application should be returned to the school either by email, post or fax.
Closing date: 13 December 2019 (at noon)
Francis Barber PRU is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All appointments are subject to a DBS check.
CV’s are not acceptable.
Francis Barber (PRU) 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.