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Pastoral Support Mentor - Francis Barber PRU

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Full Time
Term time only (39 weeks)
Required as soon as possible.

An experienced and flexible Pastoral Support Mentor required to work at Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit.

Francis Barber is the successful secondary PRU for Wandsworth Borough Council with a team of highly dedicated staff.  We provide education for a wide variety of pupils whom have had difficulty maintaining a mainstream school provision. We have excellent success rates of returning and retaining placements of pupils in special and mainstream schools and post 16 college placements.

We are delighted to be able to advertise this post for a Pastoral Mentor for KS3 and Year 10 pupils to be responsible for leading the work of the KS3 and Year 10 team at the Tooting site and ensure the KS3 and Year 10 pupils are supported to make excellent progress in all aspects of their lives.   This work will involve supporting Keyworkers in their roles, leading some sessions with small groups, following up with families and mentoring youngsters, organising events on site relating to pupil welfare, PSHE or Careers and liaising with outside agencies such as social services to ensure support is impactful.

The successful candidate will have excellent inter-personal skills and will be able to work flexibly in response to pupil and PRU needs. They will have the ability to diffuse challenging situations and help the pupils understand the barriers they have to learning, encouraging them to put strategies in place which enable them to become successful.

Francis Barber is an excellent PRU, the Ofsted inspection report reflects the Good grading and mentions the excellent support for pupils.   The person appointed will have experience of inclusion work with challenging pupils. It is very important that when writing their supporting statement applicants clearly identify how they meet the person specification.

Francis Barber is a great place to work with a friendly staff team and fantastic transport links and shops and banks nearby.  The school is very mindful of supporting staff wellbeing and there are many opportunities for CPD, mentoring and coaching. Other benefits include; access to Cyclescheme, a contribution towards the cost of eye care, season ticket loans and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

For informal discussions please call Rachel Eddolls, Deputy Head on 020 8672 0771.

Applications are welcomed as soon as possible.

Please email completed applications to:

Closing date: Friday 16th June 2023 (at noon

Francis Barber PRU is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All appointments are subject to DBS checks.

CV’s are not acceptable.

Franciscan Road
Head teacher: Jackie Addison
Tel: 020 8672 0771

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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