Learning Support Mentor – Uppingham Careers

Learning Support Mentor

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Job details

Contract hours: Part time, minimum of 12 hours per week, term time only
Basis: One year fixed-term contract
Salary: £19.92 per hour, plus benefits
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 17 June 2024, 9:00 am


Uppingham School is looking for a Learning Support Mentor to provide support to individual pupils with SEND, with a specific focus on literacy intervention, exam technique, effective use of access arrangements in public exams and pupils’ organisation of their workloads.

You will create a a personalised mentoring programme to support the academic progress of students, providing guidance and advice on methods of effective study and revision. You will also plan and deliver 1:1 / small group interventions for a case load of pupils, recording outcomes and providing support plan recommendations to teachers and pastoral house staff.

We are looking for a patient, confident and calm individual, who can empathise with the needs of students with SEND. You will also need previous experience of working with young people with SEND, as well as excellent communication, interpersonal and IT skills.

Working hours will vary according to the number of pupils who need support and their individual schedules. Core hours for the role will be a minimum of 12 hours per week, term time only, but it is anticipated that additional hours will be available on a flexible basis. This role is fixed-term for one year, however there is potential for the role to be extended or made permanent.

When you join us, you become part of a community that appreciates and supports its team members, you will enjoy a range of benefits that reflects our appreciation:

  • 50% Contribution towards premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Discount on School fees
  • Discount at a local nursery in Uppingham
  • 25% Discount on holiday club fees for children of Uppingham or Maidwell Hall staff
  • Westfield healthcare
  • Westfield Rewards which gives discounts at various retailers, gyms, cinemas, and restaurants
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • In house Occupational Health Service
  • Membership to dual-use Sports Centre (with a £25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches during term-time
  • Free annual Flu vaccinations
  • Complimentary staff ticket for select School performances
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Recognised as “Investors in Diversity”

To find out more and to download an application form, please click the apply button.

Closing date: 17 June 2024 at 9.00am.

Interview date: 24 June 2024.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo full screening in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE), including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils will be explored at interview.

Learning Support Mentor – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.