Step-down services for children and young adults

At Young Foundations, we specialise in residential step-down services, and specialist education, for children and young people with complex needs.

Learning Mentor

Stafford Hall, Halifax

hours per week
£16,500 per annum - Subject to review

Stafford Hall School, Halifax

**2 Learning Mentors – Full Time: Term Time Only**

**Salary: £16,500 Pro Rata, Term Time Only – This is subject to review**

Young Foundations is a recognised specialist provider of residential services for children, young people and adults, who have a range of identified complex and challenging needs associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Learning Disabilities.

Our Stafford Hall School is looking to appoint two full time learning mentors, on a term time basis only, to provide practical assistance in the School in catering for the personal welfare, mental well-being and education needs of pupils. As far as possible to ensure a safe working environment for staff and pupils. To contribute to facilitating pupil access to the education system, promoting inclusion, assessing and supporting achievement and monitoring progress towards objectives. Supporting pupils with special educational needs in a holistic approach.

Core Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Live the mission and values every day.
  • Be a highly visible, consistent and supportive presence in and around the school; serve and support the staff and students.
  • Promote an aspirational culture which motivates everyone to work collaboratively, share knowledge and deliver exceptional outcomes.
  • Sustain the aims and objectives of the school and support the establishment of policies through which they will be achieved; manage staff and resources to that end; and monitor progress towards their achievement:

– to encourage intellectual curiosity, critical perception, and respect for learning. We strongly encourage individual responsibility, self-esteem and confidence as well as care, concern and respect for others.

  • Uphold the principles of transparency, integrity, and probity 
  • Promote the school in a positive light in person and through all appropriate forms of media (do not use images of students or staff without school permission).
  • Implement and model strategies that secure high standards of teaching, student behaviour and attendance.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review practice and promote improvement strategies.
  • Hold self and others to account with integrity and honesty
  • Successfully manage own workload and that of others.
  • Treat team members with equity and respect and be proactive in supporting all team members regardless of their need.
  • Endeavour to be able to deputise and backfill functions across the school
  • Support students throughout the day by fulfilling pastoral responsibilities
  • Participate in, and lead, coaching; work in effective partnership with other leaders
  • Engage fully in the schools appraisal process to fulfil personal potential and be able to participate effectively in the implementation of the school’s goals and RAP.
  • Consistently implement all school policies.
  • Report any safeguarding concerns immediately to a Designated Safeguarding Lead and use school system.
  • Take time to listen to the views of team members.
  • Challenge underperformance at all levels with effective corrective action.

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Stafford Hall School and Coach House

About Stafford Hall School

Stafford Hall School caters for children and young people who have autism, severe and complex learning difficulties and who exhibit associated challenging behaviours.

The school can accommodate up to 12 children and young people from ages 11 to 19. The school is mixed gender and non-denominational.

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