Job Title: Learning Mentor
Location: Waterloo Lodge School, Chorley
Salary: £19,000 per annum
Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Contract: Permanent; term-time only
Are you a Learning Mentor committed to improving the lives of children and young people?
We are looking for an experienced Learning Mentor to join our fantastic team at Waterloo Lodge School as a Learning Mentor, you will deliver mentoring support to pupils according to their educational needs, in a way that maximises children’s achievement and ability to develop.
This is a great opportunity for a Learning Mentor who wants to develop creative learning opportunities for children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure, working with pupils who require extra support with learning, in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.
When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Learning Mentor, able to support and motivate some of our most troubled and reluctant learners. You will work closely with our Teachers, helping us in our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.
Already experienced in an SEN or mainstream education environment and GCSE in English and Math, you will be forward thinking, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of mentoring, motivated by supporting families and helping every child to reach their potential.
Waterloo Lodge is an Independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18, catering for children with a wide range of needs in Lancashire, Manchester and surrounding areas. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.
We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them academically and socially, to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build conﬁdence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.
Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.
Why join us?
We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your wellbeing Matters’ programme.
As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.
Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.
Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.