Learning Mentor (full time) for Y7 student with VI - St Paul’s Girls’ School (Hammersmith)


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020 7603 2288
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Learning Mentor
Required from September 2024
Full time – 41.25 hours a week
Term time (36 weeks) plus one week
Salary up to £25,986
Closing date: Thursday 18 April, midday
Interviews: Week commencing 22 April

The post and candidate profile
St Paul’s Girls’ School is seeking a positive and supportive Learning Mentor to work with a Year 7 student with a visual impairment. The successful candidate will be open-minded,empathetic and highly motivated, with the skills to support the student with her emotional and educational needs, and to advocate on her behalf with teaching staff and external professionals.

The successful candidate will play a valued role in working with the school’s Learning Support and Inclusion departments in the continued development of creating an accessible school environment.

The school

St Paul’s Girls’ School is one of the country’s leading independent schools for girls aged 11-18, with approximately 800 students. It is an extraordinary school, offering a classical yet forward-thinking education, rooted in a love of academic discovery and enriched by a broad co-curricular programme, nurturing wellbeing provision and a strong commitment to partnerships and community initiatives. Aspirations and achievements go well beyond what one would normally expect from a school, making St Paul’s Girls’ School an exciting, lively, and stimulating place in which to work.

Students want to make a difference, and many go on to roles tackling some of the greatest challenges facing people and planet. Respect for environmental sustainability is expected of all staff, both in terms of minimising use of resources in daily operations and supporting the school’s aim of preparing students fully for life and work in the mid-21st century.St Paul’s Girls’ School is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas police checks

St Paul’s Girls’ School is a “registered body” under the Police Act 1997 because employment
here involves access to children under the age of 18. This post will require an enhanced
DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau)
before we can confirm an offer of employment. Unless you are a member of the DBS Update
Service you will need to apply for a new disclosure, even if you already hold one. Former
members of staff who are not on the Update Service who re-join us also require fresh
disclosures, unless less than 3 months have passed between their leaving and their re-
employment date. If you have lived or worked abroad for a period of 3 months or more
during the past ten years you will also need to provide appropriate paperwork, such as a
police certificate of good conduct, from the countries you have lived in.

Safeguarding guidelines

The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and
young persons for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact, will be
to adhere to and ensure compliance with our child protection policy statement at all times. If,
in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any
actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children at St Paul’s Girls’ School, they
must report any concerns to our safeguarding designated lead or to the High Mistress.

Closing date: Thursday 18 April, midday
Interviews: Week commencing 22 April
Contact details:
Human Resources Department
St Paul’s Girls’ School
Brook Green
London W6 7BS
Tel: 020 7603 2288
recruiting@spgs.org
http://www.spgs.org

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