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Year Student Support Mentor

Caludon Castle School
Coventry, West Midlands
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time, Term Time
Grade 3 £21,189-£22,369 pro rata to hours worked
Start Date
As soon as possible
5th June 2023 09:00 AM
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As soon as possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1319329

Teaching Assistant (Year Student Support Mentor)

Full or Part time, term time only plus 5 teacher training days

Grade 3 £21,189-£22,369 pro rata to hours worked.

(15,902-£16,787- based on 32 hours per week)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 recruit to our student support team. As a year group SSM you will liaise with the cohort’s teachers, tutors, parents, carers in a key worker role, attending meetings, overseeing student progress and acting a reporting link to staff at all levels as appropriate.

As part of our friendly and hardworking team, you would be a key worker to an identified year group, inspiring and enthusing a number of students to achieve their termly targets. The position also entails providing assistance to classroom teachers with timetabled intervention/support in a classroom setting and providing teaching cover on occasion.

You will be approachable, enthusiastic, motivated and resilient and able to support our vulnerable students as well as our most able, encouraging them to become independent learners.

This is a unique opportunity to provide specialist support utilising your skills, whilst also observing a wide range of lessons across all subjects and years. The post could suit an experienced Teaching Assistant or someone looking to enter teaching, as the position would offer school-based experience prior to applying for a PGCE or School Direct opportunity.

Caludon Castle has a great deal to be proud of. We are an oversubscribed, high performing school with excellent premises. Our quality IT infrastructure, fantastic sports facilities and dedicated specialist areas enable us to provide exceptional learning environments. This means both our students and staff are motivated to work and are excited by opportunities available to them. 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

As a result of current circumstances, interviews may be subject to date change. All interviews that do take place will do so in a safe environment observing government guidance. Please do continue to submit your application if you are interested in the opportunity. We will maintain contact with all candidates so you are clear of selection process arrangements if you are shortlisted.

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


Safeguarding Statement:


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.

Caludon Castle School

Caludon Castle School