REACH, Maldon

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Job Ref No. ECC0-6S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £15 - £25
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Temporary
Application Close: 12/07/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: 17th July 2019  

Job Description

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Do you want to be part of a team that changes lives?

Want to impact a generation?

REACH is an alternative education provision that provides education for KS2, KS3 and KS4 students that are on the verg of permanent exclusion and helps them reengage. REACH's curriculum will offer intense mentoring and support for young people, placing them in groups with a maximum of 5 students, facilitated by a dedicated teacher, mentor and teacher support throughout their time in REACH. This model endeavours to promote the development of strong positive relationships that provide a foundation from which the student can embark upon a positive cycle of achievement.

Behaviour mentor is a role where you will be supporting students who display challenging behaviours. You must be resilient and able to de-escalate situations quickly.

The alternative education offers


● Flexible packages for pupils that are disengaged in education, on the verge of permanent
exclusion or out of education

● Managed move support

● Family intervention and support

6-12 weeks reintegration

● Yr7-9

● 6 weeks full time education in REACH followed by 6 week supported integration back into school setting

● Students with or without EHCP

● Core curriculum (Maths and English) are covered

● Engaging moments based curriculum that helps improve resilience, motivation and

● Theraputic intervention and support

● Family intervention and support

Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop appropriate positive and supportive relationships with pupils
  • Be aware of the differing needs of pupils
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans
  • Have high expectations which stretch, motivate and challenge pupils and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Work 1:1 with students when in escalation
  • Be a key worker for specific students


  • In liaison with the teacher, use strategies to support pupils to achieve learning goals, adapting resources as an when necessary
  • Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed, paying particular attention to those directly relating to their EHCP targets
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers


  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil needs
  • Undertake programmes of intervention, recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher


  • Undertake training and CPD as required
  • Appreciate and support the role of colleagues and other professionals in external services and build constructive relationships with them
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunch time, as required
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for pupil/s under the supervision of the teacher
  • Be a role model for pupils and colleagues in terms of behaviour and attitude
  • Be punctual and professional at all times
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Adhere to REACH policies and regulations including those relating to employee conduct, equal opportunities, health and safety, safeguarding and child protection
  • Undertake such other associated duties as may be required by the Alternative Education lead or his/her designated nominee

Mentors may be required to meet pupils on a one-to-one basis in community settings and you will be required to travel to appointments. This is a 'zero-hours', term-time position REACH seeks a minimum of two days' availability per week. You will be paid for timetabled hours and mileage. You must have experience of UK curriculum, driving licence, access to a vehicle and business insurance. A First Aid qualification is essential, if you do not have this, training can be sourced.

Information about the School

REACH is opening in September. We believe in investing in people. As professionals in the helping profession, we believe and aspire to offer a better future to those children, young people and families we work with. Success for us means unleashing the potential of each individual we engage with, so they can grow and develop each day, to be better versions of themselves. Our values are grounded in our determination to be the change we want to see in the world, through passion, commitment and integrity. We want to plant a seed of kindness and compassion in a generation that will produce resilience & hope and enable them to fulfil their own destinies. Our success therefore will be measured in the lives we changed through REACH.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Gemma Quantrill
Waring Rooms
Heybridge, Maldon
Essex, CM9 4XB
Telephone: 07720805658