Behaviour Mentor

Posted 9 April by Harris Federation
Salary icon £34,239 - £36,423 per annum, pro-rata
Location icon London , South East England

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Working With Us

We are an ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted 2023) secondary academy, established in 2018 to provide an excellent education for children in Wimbledon. With our new Sixth Form that opened last year, we will soon have a full cohort of students aged 11-18.

Two years after opening, we moved into our brand-new building which is modern, bright and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in every area of the curriculum. We are oversubscribed and fortunate to have an amazing level of support from the community with waiting lists for entry into every year group of our academy.

Harris Academy Wimbledon promotes high levels of academic achievement across the curriculum, encourages participation in extra-curricular opportunities and empowers students to make decisions wisely. The curriculum is rich, diverse and personalised ensuring every student achieves his or her true potential. Academic success goes
hand-in hand with a rich variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities; these help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning.

Professional learning is at the heart of the academy, supporting all staff in their development. The academy has a growth mindset approach where industry and commitment are seen as cultural virtues. Development of resilience, self esteem, managing risks/consequences and the ability to work effectively together all form a key part of the pastoral provision.

There is a great deal of collaborative working and sharing of good ideas about what works within secondary academies at Harris. The successful candidate will be joining a friendly and outward looking group where professional development and progression opportunities are second to none.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and delivering, in consultation with the Vice Principal, a variety of agreed behaviour support programmes
  • Following through any issues to do with behaviour as required by the Academy Leadership Group
  • Mentoring students on PSPs
  • Preparing students' files for governors' disciplinary panels or exclusion hearings
  • Presenting reports of students' progress to PSP review meetings
  • Sending out letters to parents regarding behaviour and sanctions
  • Ensuing that designated mentored students have up-to-date report cards and that completed cards are filed appropriately
  • Communicating and organising meetings with parents/carers when requested by the Academy Leadership Team
  • Supervising students in the reflection room and delivering the curriculum offer to them, maintaining a calm and purposeful learning environment
  • Liaising with teaching staff to ensure appropriate work is set and appropriate provision is in place
  • Following up on any truancy or attendance concerns
  • Working with the other members of the support team to ensure students are monitored and supervised before school, during break and throughout lunch
  • Leading homework club ensuring letters are sent home to parents, students are focused and engaged and complete homework
  • Working with other members of the support team to ensure homework club is supervised after school until 4.30pm
What We are Looking For

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the academy behaviour for learning policy
  • Knowledge of the range of barriers to learning that students face
  • Training in child protection and safeguarding procedures
  • Basic knowledge of first aid; e.g. emergency first aid course
  • Two years’ experience of working in an inner city school or educational establishment
  • Experience of dealing successfully with a range of behaviour issues
  • Experience of working with staff to ensure excellent behaviour for learning
  • Experience of working with families
  • Experience of supervising a group of students for detentions, referral and internal exclusion as appropriate
  • Experience of working with challenging students and finding ways in which we can meet their needs more successfully
  • Experience of working with students from a range of ethnic backgrounds

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.

Applying for this Position

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, 26 days' annual leave (plus bank holidays) for staff who work across the full year, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

Reference: 52446730

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