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Learning Mentor - Woodfield School

What is the job role?

An opportunity to join the Woodfield team has arisen for dedicated and motivated individuals with a passion for supporting young people with special educational needs. Woodfield provides specialist SEMH education across Coventry between early years to the end of KS4. Woodfield currently comprises a Primary and Secondary provision on split sites. You would be joining the school at a very exciting time as the school looks forward to joining Sidney Stringer MAT and moving to one site provision on the Woodlands School. At this point the school will be one of the biggest providers of SEMH provision in the country, with the goal to the very best provision in the country and recognised as such nationally.

We are seeking to add to our team of skilled learning mentors as we build towards creating an exceptional educational and therapeutic provision at Woodfield School.

You will be a critical part of a developing therapeutic and pastoral team at Woodfield School. Working closely with individual teachers and professionals to provide targeted personalised support. You will be expected to support our pastoral team in addition to classroom-based work.  A developed knowledge of children’s mental health, child cognitive development and the ability to deliver small group and one to one intervention will be integral.

The successful candidate needs to be flexible, versatile and nurturing and able to work effectively with whole classes and 1:1.  Your time will be directed by our inclusion leaders and SENCOs and will involve an identified case load of students to have a positive impact with.  Student EHCPs will guide your work as we endeavour to provide highly personalised provision to ensure we meet student needs.  All of the young people we serve have EHCPs with the majority of primary needs revolving around SEMH, a large percentage of our cohort have a diagnosis of ASD and ADHD. Many have also experienced difficult personal experiences in their lives, and need nurturing, supporting and an opportunity to shine. We are looking for somebody who could help our students do this.

An understanding of the ‘Thrive’ approach which underpins all of our work is required along with an empathetic nature and a desire to understand what drives and triggers certain behaviours.

Applications packs are available to download from below and are returnable direct to the school

Closing date: 10th February 2023

Interview date: TBC

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

Who are we looking for?

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

Coventry City Council

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