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Pastoral Mentor - Thurrock, Essex

Pastoral Mentor - Thurrock, Essex

Pastoral Mentor - Thurrock, Essex

Remedy Education are looking a Pastoral Mentor to be a key part of changing the lives of children aged 11 to 16 at a leading Alternative Education provider in Thurrock As a Pastoral Mentor

We provide opportunities for children who need a safe space outside of home and who need adults around them who provide both a nurturing, encouraging and supportive environment. Our schools are small but perfectly formed, having on average 30-55 pupils on roll.

If successfully appointed as a Pastoral Mentor, you would be responsible for supporting all students in your school, improving their mental well-being, putting together behaviour strategies and being a reliable adult for them to depend on. You will be an integral part of continuing the altruistic work of the group and giving the pupils the chance to either get back into mainstream schools or progress into a sustained pathway.

Expectations within the role:

  • Identifying problems with behaviour of certain children, this may include supporting the wider family to promote attendance and engagement in education. Therefore, enabling the pupils to try and get the most out of their education, without behaviour being a hindrance.
  • Be an integral part of the team that improves attendance of certain children. Utilising your skill set to encourage the pupils in-house when they do attend.
  • To contribute to the achievement of excellence in educational standards and lead by example by providing support to teaching and support staff in each school within your remit.
  • To be able to adapt to what the pupils require on any given day. This may see you in the class offering support to a particular pupil all day. Whilst the following day, you are outside of class all day giving one to one support to multiple pupils.

Requirements before applying to the role:

  • GCSEs in Maths and English C or 4 grade and above (or an equivalent).
  • Experience of working within an education setting or equivalent.
  • Experience working with vulnerable pupils.

We would love to hear from applicants who are passionate about working with young people who need support for their positive change and lead a team of peers with the same mindset.