Bedminster Down School

Learning Mentor

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Bedminster Down School is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and flexible person to join our SEND department as a Learning Support staff member specifically to work with a student who is moving with an Educational Healthcare Plan (EHCP) from a Specialist school back into mainstream. As a Learning Mentor you will work primarily with this student to support the transition back into mainstream, liaise with teaching staff and House teams in order to instigate strategies to best support the student.  Good communication with home and school will be required to update with any issues that could arise.  Ensuring that the specific student has opportunities to increase their confidence and self-esteem is also critical to this role. You will be given opportunities to attend whole school, house and departmental training and feel every bit a member of the Bedminster Down School community.

We operate a ‘Ready to Learn’ behaviour system in the school and classroom behaviour is exceptional – allowing teachers and cover staff to focus on providing high quality learning opportunities. The pastoral and senior teams ensure that any low level disruption is dealt with rapidly and effectively, giving teachers and cover staff the chance to spend their work time on delivering lessons which will maximise progress.

The school has been rated as good by Ofsted for the last five years and has a strong reputation in the local area; epitomized by the fact that the school has more than double the number of applications than there are places in Year 7. The successful candidate will be joining a friendly and hardworking team, which is always looking to improve. We provide a wide range of professional development opportunities and work hard to support colleagues in becoming the very best that they can be. Our CPD programme allows staff to attend sessions of their choosing, focusing on their unique needs. We even reward staff who actively engage with CPD throughout the year.

We welcome applicants who are excited by challenge including both teaching and support staff. Our support and development of those new to the education profession is second to none.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact the school on 01173532800 and ask for Mrs Kate Luke, Assistant Principal for Inclusion.

Please note – this position is linked to the specific funding of the student

Applications should include:

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Friday, 28th February 2020. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 9th March 2020.

Please forward application forms and letters to Mrs Amanda Bray