Learning Mentor

Teaching Assistant (Learning Mentor) –30.75 hours per week, 8.15am to 4.00pm Tuesday and one other day (flexible) and 8.15 am to 3.00pm for 3 days, term time only (39 weeks). Grade B – Step 1 FTE £20,812, Actual Annual Salary £14,835.36.

Deer Park School is a new seven-form entry secondary school, which opened in September 2021 initially with four forms of Year 7 and growing to full capacity of seven forms of entry over the next seven years.

For the right candidates this is a unique chance to work as part of the founding team in the heart of a new community.

As a Learning Mentor, we are seeking candidates who are highly motivated and committed, with excellent communication skills, and the resilience to support a range of students across all subjects to maximise their potential.  Adaptability is essential as is the capacity to relate well to both students and teachers. At the heart of what they do will be the passion to enable students with a variety of additional needs to reach their full potential and become well rounded and independent individuals. They will show a ‘can-do’ attitude, help to maintain morale, be approachable and have excellent interpersonal skills.

A desire to make a difference will be equally valued along with a good sense of humour. Previous experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential.

Applicants should have a good standard of numeracy and literacy.  

We would also welcome applications from individuals who are considering entering a career in teaching.

Benefits of working for our trust include:

  • Free on-site car park

  • Good transport links

  • Staff membership rates to our modern Leisure Centre at Wildern School

  • Friendly and sociable colleagues

  • Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes

  • A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice

  • A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice

Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Deer Park School website https://www.deerparksecondary.org/joining-us/sv/lm/  Completed application forms should be e-mailed to hr@wildern.org or sent by post for the attention of Mrs P Weston, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date. Closing Date: Midday, Monday 5th June 2023.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.