Progress Mentor (LSA)

Woodlands School, Basildon
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Job Ref No. ECC4431-208S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 point 4 to 5
Position Start Date: 02/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 06/06/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: TBA  

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We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Progress Mentor (Learning Support Assistant) to provide support in the classroom to our targeted pupils in a personalised learningenvironment. Our Aspirations faculty is the heart of the school and works closely with our pupils with SEND needs. We have a strong team of Progress Mentors that work with pupils both in the classroom and beyond and this post offers the opportunity to join a thriving team and gain some valuable experience with young people. As a well-qualified individual with GCSE C grade in English and Maths or equivalent. Experience in school is an advantage but not essential.

The post is offered for 6 hours 10 minutes a day for term time only (38 weeks), 08:40 to 15:30 with 40 minutes for lunch.It is important that the successful candidate is able to work independently and also as part of a team within a large department.

For further details on this post visit our website or an application form and job description are available from Jan Fennelly HR Manager by phone on extension 174 or email at

Information about the School

Aspiration, Resilience, Opportunity, Excellence, is our ethos. These four pillars underpin all we do and drive us forward as one inclusive learning community.

We have the privilege to be able to teach and learn, as an 11-16 Academy, in a £26 million building. Woodlands School is proud to serve the people of Basildon and we are constantly striving to be better. We are focused on ensuring academic excellence for all our youngsters, allowing them the opportunity to thrive at further and higher education.

We encourage all of our youngsters to have the highest of aspirations and look to equip them with all the tools they need to become even more resilient. We offer the widest opportunities to ensure excellence becomes a habit.

Our expectation is that all at Woodlands School work hard and are self-motivated. All are to lead their own learning, be polite and respectful. Our boundaries are clear and they support all in ensuring they can maintain the highest standards.

We will provide a wealth of opportunities to learn in and beyond the classroom. Adding cultural capital and ensuring experiences develop the whole child.

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.


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Contact Information

Jan Fennelly
Woodlands School
Nethermayne, Basildon
Essex, SS16 5BA
Telephone: 01268282146

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