Learning and Pastoral Mentor - Primary School

Location: Stockport
Job Type: Contract
Industry: Primary Teaching and Learning Assistants | Primary SEN Support
Reference: PE11231275
Salary: £70 - £80 per day
Job Published: 12 days ago
Protocol Education is working on behalf of a single form, entry Primary School in the heart of Stockport. This school is currently recruiting for an experienced Learning and Pastoral Mentor to provide mentoring and support to children with social, emotional and behavioural issues to access the curriculum from both in and out of the classroom.

Purpose of the role:
• To work with children to identify and overcome any barriers to learning
• Play an integral role in the safeguarding of children using the proper channels to report areas of concern
• Mentor individual and small groups of children to support, engage and motivate them
• Complete and contribute to a range of assessments and reviews
• Maintain our established and effective partnerships with other agencies to enable early intervention and to signpost families to these when appropriate
• Keep and maintain accurate records of all contacts with children, families and agencies
• Develop further the use of Restorative Approaches in promoting good behaviour and positive relationships across the school
• Work with those children in receipt of Pupil Premium where additional educational or emotional support is required
• Support children at the points of transition
• Make a commitment to being involved in the wider life of the school, prioritising our school aims and values, at events such as Parents Evenings and other enrichment and engagement activities
• Build and maintain effective relationships with parents and carers

Main duties/Responsibilities:
• To work with an existing caseload of children who need extra help in overcoming barriers to learning, such as social and emotional difficulties, poor attendance, lack of motivation, disaffection, low aspirations, and those with parents/carers who are unable to effectively support their education and learning and to identify any new children who would benefit from the support
• To establish, provide, develop and maintain effective and supportive medium-term mentoring relationships with children identified as having social, emotional or behavioural issues; to devise, implement and evaluate the impact of structured interventions and programmes of support, promoting effective participation, enhancing individual learning, raising aspirations, enabling children to achieve their full potential and return to independent learning.
• To contribute to a child's emotional well being, health, safety, welfare and safeguarding within agreed legal, professional and ethical boundaries.
• To address social, emotional and behavioural needs and help remove barriers to learning and promote inclusion for children and their families, by maintaining relationships with existing agencies.
• To work with individuals and groups of children, supporting their attainment, inclusion, transitions and transfer between phases in learning and / or educational establishments. e.g. transfer from play time to work time, primary to secondary schools, reintegration following exclusions and life transitions within the family setting.

This role is full time and the school are looking to appoint ASAP.

To be considered, you MUST have had recent, relevant experience within a School Setting and have previously worked with children with Social, Emotional ad Behavioural needs. If interested, please apply today and send in your CV at your earliest convenience.