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Mentor Apprenticeship

Unit 3 & 4 Josephs Barn Woodend Far, Hatfield Road, Witham, CM8 1EH
£161.25 per week
Closing date
22 Jan 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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Support for Pupils:

  • Develop appropriate positive and supportive relationships with pupils
  • Be aware of the differing needs of pupils
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans
  • Have high expectations which stretch, motivate and challenge pupils and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Work 1:1 with students when in escalation
  • Be a key worker for specific students

Support for the Teacher:

  • In liaison with the teacher, use strategies to support pupils to achieve learning goals, adapting resources as an when necessary
  • Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed, paying particular attention to those directly relating to their EHCP targets
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers

Support for the Curriculum:

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil needs
  • Undertake programmes of intervention, recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher

Support for Reach:

  • Undertake training and CPD as required
  • Appreciate and support the role of colleagues and other professionals in external services and build constructive relationships with them
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for pupil/s under the supervision of the teacher
  • Be a role model for pupils and colleagues in terms of behaviour and attitude
  • Be punctual and professional at all times
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Adhere to policies and regulations including those relating to employee conduct, equal opportunities, health and safety, safeguarding and child protection

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have experience of working with vulnerable people in a similar environment.
  • Good personal organisation e.g. time management
  • Be experienced in working with smaller nurture groups to boost
  • Attainment
  • Experience of working with pupils who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to show initiative in a range of situations
  • Ability to interact positively with pupils, parents and colleagues

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE maths and English grade C/4 or equivalent

Future prospects

  • After achieving the Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship, there may be a possibility of a permanent position for the right person

Things to consider

  • Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment
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