37 hours per week (5 days per week), term time only plus 5 teacher training days
To start as soon as possible
Are you motivated by knowing the things you do well will make a difference to young people? If so, we could have just the job for you!
We are looking to appoint a Lead Student Support Mentor to co-manage a group of up to 20 staff within team. You will support the classroom teacher with their responsibility for the development and education process by providing care and supervision to children/young people, including those who have special physical, emotional and educational needs, whilst developing the student support team through the delivery of briefings and training.
As Lead SSM you will be responsible for deploying the SSM team within year groups and to support timetabled requirements to best meet students’ needs – this is on a daily basis when cover is needed.
You will have already worked in a professional capacity with young people, along with being approachable, enthusiastic, motivated, resilient, and able to support our students encouraging them to become independent learners.
This is a unique opportunity to lead a team who provide specialist support across the school, utilising your skills, to be involved in faculty meetings, whilst also observing high quality teaching when you assist in the classroom.
Caludon Castle has a great deal to be proud of. We are an oversubscribed, high performing school with ICT-rich, state of the art premises. Our specialism in Leadership, Teaching School status and Castle Phoenix Trust profile, mean that we have exceptional facilities, motivated students and staff, and a host of exciting opportunities. We offer a range of benefits, which includes cycle to work, access to the on-site gym and swimming pool, free parking, an employee discount scheme and a commitment to staff wellbeing and recognition initiatives through our wellbeing committee and people strategy.
If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date for applications, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.
These posts are exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Trust is committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people and creating a culture of vigilance and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and vigilance.
Staff are accountable for the way in which they exercise authority, manage risk, use resources and protect students, who they are responsible for or in contact with, from discrimination and avoidable harm. All staff, where paid or voluntary, have a duty to keep young people safe and to protect them from harm. When an individual accepts a role that involves working with children and young people they need to understand acknowledge that the responsibilities and trust are inherent to that role. There will be a requirement that staff observe their obligations in accordance with the Trust’s safeguarding procedure and report any concerns in accordance with the procedure to the appropriate person.