Teaching Assistant / Learning Support Mentor

Elements Academy are looking for Teaching Assistants (or for the more experienced candidates, Learning Support Mentors) who will provide positive and aspirational outcomes for our pupils with complex social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs through high quality support and engagement. Learning Support Mentors complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities.

As Teaching Assistant, you will possess GCSEs (A*-C), in Maths and English (or equivalent) or alternatively, you will hold a relevant qualification at level 2 (or equivalent). It is desirable that you have experience of working with children with special needs in KS2, 3 or 4 with SEMH needs and are able to communicate information in a clear and logical manner and be proactive and positive in your approach.

To qualify for the Learning Support Mentor position, you will be qualified to NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in English and Maths (or have proven numeracy and literacy skills to level 2.) You must be able to meet the Higher Level Teaching Assistant standards, or have an equivalent qualification or experience. You will possess experience of working with children and have the ability to relate well to children and adults, coupled with training in the relevant learning strategies.

The roles present an excellent opportunity for candidates who are potentially looking to gain experience to progress into teaching or for those who aspire to work within the area of Social and Emotional Mental Health. Elements Academy are ambitious for growth and the development of our staff members and pupils and as such, there will be opportunities for progression within the Trust for successful candidates.

Closing date for applications is 31st October 2022

For more information please visit the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council website.