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Learning and Engagement Mentor (Ark Castledown Primary Academy)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/1360/11183
  • Published: Fri 13/11/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 02/12/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 30
  • Salary: £18,562 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN34 3QT

Job introduction

Hours of work: 30 Hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time and term-time only
(As the position is part-time and term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term for: Until 31 August 2021

Closing date: Wednesday 02 December 2020, 9am
Interview date: Wednesday 09 December 2020

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Ark Castledown Primary Academy
Priory Road
East Sussex
TN34 3QT

Phone:         01424 444046
Email:          finance@arkcastledown.org
Website:      arkcastledown.org/vacancies

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018  Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.


About the role

Learning & Engagement Mentor

Here at Ark Castledown we are committed to providing our pupils with the very best educational opportunities by having the very highest expectations of ourselves as a staff team.  We are now seeking a resilient and robust individual to join our fantastic team within the Inclusion Department as a Learning and Engagement Mentor.

The role involves working with small groups of children with challenging social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. These pupils may have complex emotional and behavioural needs that must be carefully managed, and experience of working with these kinds of learners would be desirable.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Demonstrate an ability to be flexible in their approach
  • Be able to establish meaningful positive relationships quickly
  • Have a well-established range of strategies for coping with sometimes challenging situations
  • Guide the pupils’ learning towards independence
  • Be committed to Ark Castledown’s ethos of high expectations
  • Have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils

The role will involve working alongside other support and teaching staff to provide a range of activities that will support the children's’ academic learning and allow them to build their own resilience and abilities to self-manage their emotional state and behaviour. 

The work can be challenging and complex at times, but it is also highly rewarding and the successful candidate would be supported by the Inclusion Manager and Assistant Headteacher – Lead for Inclusion.

We offer competitive rates of pay and high quality professional development. We encourage our staff to be creative and forward thinking in their approach to their work.

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity? Please contact Jo Davis, Inclusion Manager, jdavis@arkcastledown.org, or call 01424 444046, to arrange a tour of the school and to discuss the role further.

To apply for this role, please complete the online application form via the Ark Job Portal which can be found on the Ark Castledown website: www.arkcastledown.org/vacancies

  • Starting Salary: Ark Scale, Grade 4, Point 3: £18,562 pro rata;
  • £13,246 actual salary per annum
  • Hours: 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, term time only


Additional information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/1360/11183
  • Published: Fri 13/11/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 02/12/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 30
  • Salary: £18,562 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN34 3QT