Temp to perm role – Learning Co-ordinator – £18,419 to £28,735 DOE
We are working with a Special School who are seeking a highly skilled and motivated On With Learning Mentor, with experience in SEMH/SEN, to join their high-quality school. Under the direction of SLT, the On With Learning (OWL) Coordinator will work as part of the pastoral team, supporting pupils who need additional interventions to enable them to fully access the main on-site curriculum offer, and whole class teaching.
Specifically, you will promote pupil’s independence, self-esteem, and social inclusion, so that their path to re-engagement with learning – be that in school or in their posy-16 destination. You will play a key role in the whole school careers and work-related learning programme, acting as the key link person for colleges, work experience places and other external providers to ensure that the school maintains its current excellent compliance with Gatsby Benchmarks.
The main objectives for this role are:
Work with pupils, either in small groups or on a one-to-one basis, to encourage then to maximise their potential through strategies and programmes that have a physically active and/or vocational focus
Draw up action plans for the re-engagement of pupils with poor attendance or returning from a period of remote learning (for whatever reason), setting regular targets and actions, monitoring the outcomes and thereby evaluating progress towards set targets and a more positive approach to learning
Attend parental and re-integration meetings as required by the AHT Pastoral
Undertake home visits as required
Supervise pupils undertaking structured repair and reflect activities as instructed by AHT Pastoral
Develop an in-house forest school programme for pupils in KS 2 – 4
Establish and develop links with external organisation and other specialist provisions to access outdoor learning opportunities for our pupils
Careers and future steps
Work with the Pastoral-coordinator to instruct forms in how to evidence for the Gatsby Benchmarks
Establish and develop links with further education colleges, apprenticeship providers, university technical colleges and universities
Organise college and other vocational day release placements (e.g. work experience) for identified pupils who have individual timetables
Distribution of careers and labour market information
Feed into the vocational learning/ careers section of the school’s website, ensuring information is accurate and up to date
Refer pupils to our link careers adviser and work with them to complete applications to their post 16 destination.
The post holder will be an individual who:
Is a great team player, friendly, and professional committed to supporting the progress and wellbeing of pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health and other associated needs.
Is a highly skilled written and verbal communicator able to collaborate effectively with pupils, parents, staff, and outside agencies.
Will quickly build rapport and effective professional relationships with both our young people, colleagues, and other stakeholders
Will enthuse and motivate others to work and try their best
Holds a Level 3 qualification in a topic relevant to the role and has previous experience of working with children and young people in an educational setting.
Demonstrates flexibility, personal resilience and lives out those personal qualities we wish to instil in our young people in all that they do.
In return we can offer you
An opportunity to play a major role in the development of a fabulous school
A dedicated, supportive, and friendly staff
Excellent relationships with local schools and the LA
Happy children who enjoy coming to school, and parents who strongly support our nurturing ethos.
A supportive Governing body
If you would like to apply for this role or you would like more information please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01925 594940.