Learning Behaviour Mentor
Overstone Park School
Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
13h ago

Job Description

Job Title : Learning Behaviour Mentor

Required For : ASAP pending checks

Job Purpose :

The Learning Behaviour Mentor will provide a complimentary service to teachers and other staff, addressing the needs of children who require assistance in overcoming barriers to learning in order to achieve their full potential or accessing the curriculum.

The Learning Behaviour Mentor will work with a range of pupils, but give priority to those who need the most help, especially those experiencing multiple disadvantages including :

  • Children with special or medical needs
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Children with a statement of special educational needs
  • The Learning Behaviour Mentor will be predominantly education based but will have a wider remit including working with families and the wider community.

    The Learning Behaviour Mentor will work with children on a one-to-one basis or in small or large groups, acting as a :

  • Listener;
  • Facilitator for learning;
  • Core Purpose

    Work with children whose behaviour and disaffection has significant impact upon their attainment.

    Support the ethos of the school.

    Improve pupil progress and achievement by helping to minimise barriers to learning and maximise pupil participation.

    General Responsibilities

  • To devise, implement, and evaluate specialised programmes of work to encourage and promote a pupil’s social emotional and behavioural development.
  • To work with teaching staff and / or other support staff in devising and implementing individual learning plans to promote pupils’ academic, social, emotional and behavioural development.
  • To plan and facilitate structured games and activities, to support pupils to make appropriate use of unstructured times.
  • To plan and draw up approaches that could be used to support pupils both individually and within a group. To train and support identified school staff, by modelling approaches, with a view to staff feeling confident and able to use the approaches following the withdrawal of Behaviour Support Learning Mentor.
  • To work with individuals & groups both within and outside the classroom setting.
  • Undergo training for the creation of nurture groups.
  • To be responsible for a nurture room.
  • To organise and run extracurricular activities during lunch and out of school activities.
  • Organise lunchtime activities to support pupils who have difficulties at break time.
  • Help students to manage and resolve conflict by using and teaching them a variety of strategies.
  • To observe and monitor pupil progress, adapting an agreed approach to meet particular needs, recording and maintaining records of pupils’ development and progress.
  • To contribute to the assessment of pupil progress and to produce detailed written reports outlining pupil progress.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with teachers, support staff and external support as required to ensure effective support provision for all our pupils.
  • Help plan the reintegration of students after extended absence or exclusion.
  • Outreach to families whose home circumstances appear to present a significant barrier to successful learning, and work with parents to help the student achieve their targets.
  • Contribute to the writing of Provision Maps for the pupils.
  • Monitor students’ progress before, during and after intervention to measure the impact of the intervention strategy on progress;
  • include student evaluations

  • Maintain a record of evaluations as evidence of effective practice, support and guidance.
  • Identifying, in association with school staff, pupils who would benefit from mentoring.
  • Setting up and running circle time sessions and anger management groups where necessary.
  • Networking with other Learning Mentors to share good practice.
  • Create a directory of resources, activities, organisations and support services which can be drawn upon by staff / parents to support children identified.
  • To provide first aid as necessary (training will be given).
  • Organising training for other Learning Support Assistants / Teaching Assistants.
  • Regularly monitor and reward the achievement of children working with you with whom we are working
  • Attend and participate in multi-disciplinary meetings contributing to the sharing of information and / or planning in relation to specific pupils.
  • Undertake a range of administrative duties relevant to the post.
  • Participate as required in relevant training which has been identified by the members of the Senior Leadership Team. This will include a planned induction period.
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • Any other duties relevant to the work of the post holder as requested by the Senior
  • Leadership Team.
  • Teaching groups of children circle activities / PHSE games during PPA time.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Principal / Senior Team.
  • This job description may be revised by the proprietors in accordance with the various changes and development of the school.

    Overstone Park School

    NN6 0DT

    About Overstone Park School :

    A non-selective independent school registered with DFE and ISI for boys and girls aged 5 to 18 years.

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