​​​​​​​​​​Learning & Emotional Mentor

Castleford Park Junior Academy is part of the Castleford Academy Trust. We provide a dedicated team of professionals to deliver the best education for 379 7-11 year old pupils for the Castleford community. We are committed to establishing excellent standards and have set our expectations high.

30 hours per week (Term Time Only)

Grade 6 SCP 22 – 25, £20,661 to £22,658 FTE

Actual Salary £14,115.15 - £15,479.77 (based on less than 5 year’s service)

Temporary contract for 12 months in the first instance

We require a Learning mentor to work as part of our inclusion team to provide pastoral and learning support for vulnerable pupils and parents.

You will:

  • Support the Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead with managing their caseload and liaise closely with outside services and the teachers to ensure the wellbeing of the child is paramount

  • Support the Designated Safeguarding Leads with keeping safeguarding good practice a priority across school

  • Manage and systematically organise child protection records – maintaining accurate and up to date documentation

  • Support transfer between schools when a child/children are moving on or settling in

  • Track attendance (reporting all groups) – particularly persistent absence – and support parents/refer to EWO where this is needed

  • Undertake home visits to support specific families and discuss school attendance

  • Ensure that pupil voice remains a key focus in school – through managing the School Council, ensuring pupils know who they can turn to if they need help/support/someone to talk to

  • Assist the behaviour team in identifying early signs of disengagement in pupils

  • Support parents who are struggling to manage their children’s behaviour/care needs

  • Help the school SENCO and inclusion team run events to engage vulnerable parents – including sourcing and organising parent training that would be beneficial for the school community

  • Develop and lead intervention for disadvantaged pupils and other vulnerable pupils

  • Lead circle times at break time with specific pupils to build friendships, resolve issues

  • To create ‘plans of action’ with teachers where a pupil is a concern –helping them overcome barriers to learning both inside and outside school

  • Manage referrals that have been made by Designated Safeguarding Leads where this is appropriate

  • Lead CAFs and attend specific meetings for Looked After Children to ensure they are supported effectively in school

  • Provide mentoring for pupils who are struggling emotionally to access their learning or manage their feelings.

  • Signposting parents, or school, to further support – seeking out appropriate help for vulnerable pupils and acting as a positive role model​

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive academy trust and therefore welcome applications from all sectors, including those who do not have an education background.

If you would like to be part of our Multi Academy Trust and would like to visit us to see for yourself, please contact Mrs Probert, School Business Manager on 01977 518959 to arrange a suitable time. Deadline for applications: Friday 21st July. Interviews in the following week.

For more information about our Academies, please visit www.pjacademy.net​​

CPJA Learning mentor provisional advert.pdf
Learning Mentor Job Description and Person Specification.pdf