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ELSA/Learning Mentor - Southmead Primary School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

£21,134.54 - £22,298.90 Per annum

32.5 hours a week

Term Time only (39 weeks)

Required for September 2022

Southmead Primary School is a thriving and vibrant place of learning, where we value and harness everyone’s contribution in our pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our work. You will be joining an ambitious, dedicated and happy team. 

If you have a true passion for helping all our children make the best possible progress from their starting points; if you have children at the heart of your teaching practice then we are the school for you.  We are a culturally diverse school and welcome applications from all.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people and all our staff share this vital commitment. 

As a large 2-form entry school, with an ASD Base, there are many opportunities for professional development and to develop a wide range of experience.  New members of our team will take part in a comprehensive induction programme to enable them to understand the school’s ethos, policies and procedures.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can provide exceptional support and guidance to children in all aspects of school life
  • Has proven experience of working creatively, and is able to help children overcome barriers to learning
  • Puts children and their right to an excellent education first
  • Has experience of working with vulnerable children and hard to reach families
  • Has a ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Has strong interpersonal skills.
  • Is an excellent communicator and is able to earn the trust and respect of others
  • Is able to work to their own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Is motivated, enthusiastic and creative

In return we offer you:

  • Happy children who love learning and are proud of their school
  • A welcoming, caring and dedicated staff who are committed to providing the best outcomes for our children
  • Clear succession planning to enable all staff to develop leadership skills for the future
  • Excellent opportunities for continued professional development
  • Dedicated release time
  • A strong, ambitious and supportive leadership team
  • A nurturing, inclusive culture and ethos that recognises the efforts of all members of the school community
  • A supportive and hands-on Governing Body
  • A dedicated nurture space for ELSA interventions and 1:1 work
  • Membership of  the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to the Employee Benefits Scheme

Please make an appointment to come and visit our school and see for yourself. 

For an application pack or to arrange a visit to the school please contact, Jan Dixon, Office Manager, on 0208 788 8901 or via email jan.dixon@southmead.wandsworth.sch.uk

Or, an information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below 

Completed application should be returned to the school by email - jan.dixon@southmead.wandsworth.sch.uk

Closing date:  29 June 2022 (at noon)

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

CVs are not accepted.

Southmead Primary School

Princes Way


SW19 6QT

Tel: 0208 788 8901

Fax 0208 788 8782

Email: office@southmead.wandsworth.sch.uk



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