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Sixth Form Learning Mentor

Job Description

Learning Mentor: Sixth Form


Grade H5 - £26,107-£28,322 (Actual salary range: £22,831 - £24,768, inclusive of fringe)

Purpose of the Role:

To provide pastoral and mentoring support to Sixth Form students, enhancing their learning, attendance, motivation, and participation, and encouraging them to reach their full potential. Lead on providing high-quality apprenticeship/work destination information and experiences for Sixth Form students.

Reports to:

Assistant Principal - Sixth Form

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain high visibility with Sixth Form students throughout the school day, ensuring effective use of independent study time through daily learning walks.
  • Provide personalized coaching and mentoring to targeted Sixth Form students as agreed with the Sixth Form team.
  • Monitor and support the attendance of Sixth Form students, working with targeted students and their families to encourage consistent attendance.
  • Support the welfare, wellbeing, and progress of Sixth Form students, offering additional 1-to-1 or small group sessions as needed.
  • Liaise with students, parents/carers, and external agencies as required.
  • Develop and monitor individual action plans with specific targets for selected students.
  • Provide feedback to staff at relevant meetings.
  • Support Directors of Learning (DoLs) and senior staff with Raising Achievement strategies.
  • Analyze and effectively use student data to target support for students in collaboration with Directors of Learning/Senior staff.
  • Monitor and review the use of independent study periods for targeted students, including following up on any missed Study Plus or Personal Development lessons.
  • Support key Sixth Form trips and events, including the Sixth Form induction program.
  • Assist targeted students through the university and college (UCAS) application process in liaison with DoLs.
  • Encourage high levels of student participation in wider enrichment opportunities.
  • Develop an Alumni Programme to support students' research on destinations and provide work experience links.
  • Collaborate with relevant staff to develop partnerships with other schools, universities, and employers.
  • Promote additional support packages and opportunities to targeted students and monitor their impact.
  • Develop a comprehensive program for interview preparation and practice for students.
  • Ensure targeted students receive good information, advice, and guidance throughout the Sixth Form.
  • Support students in obtaining meaningful work experience placements.
  • Organize key events such as Speakers Program, Curriculum Enrichment Days, and Career Preparation Workshops.
  • Attend fortnightly meetings with the Sixth Form team to discuss students of concern.
  • Liaise with pastoral and teaching staff to monitor students on contract and ensure appropriate communication with parents.
  • Address student enquiries and direct them to appropriate support within the school.
  • Maintain accurate records of communications with students and parents.
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare and wellbeing of students.
  • Support other members of the Sixth Form team in their absence, as appropriate.
  • Perform other reasonable duties within the scope of the role as directed by the line manager.

Knowledge, Experience, and Training:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Experience with Arbor or similar systems.
  • Full understanding of school events, activities, and projects relevant to the post.
  • Ability to work well with colleagues and handle pressure.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with Sixth Form students.
  • Demonstrated confidentiality, flexibility, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Positive outlook regarding all aspects of the school.
  • Suitability for working with children, evidenced through DBS check and recruitment process.

Working Environment:

  • Sixth Form office, Common Room, Silent Study Room, and other relevant school areas.

Additional Duties:

  • Continue personal development as agreed at appraisal reviews.
  • Actively engage in the appraisal review process.
  • Address appraisal targets set each Autumn Term.
  • Participate fully in the life of the school community.
  • Support the school in meeting legal requirements for worship.
  • Actively promote the school's corporate policies.
  • Comply with the school's Health and Safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate.
  • Maintain excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Adhere to the school's Dress Code.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duty delegated by the Principal.