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XS 10a GRADE 7 Actual Salary £18,153 – £20,250

35 Hours per week, term time only plus one inset day, permanent contract

An opportunity has arisen at The Purbeck School to employ a Grade 7 Learning Mentor to work alongside the SEND Coordinator.

This role is vital in supporting our students to fulfil their potential in the classroom. You would be joining an innovative, professional, and enthusiastic team within a very successful school.

We offer extensive opportunities for career development and training and are committed to the personal development of all our staff.

The Purbeck School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Any offer of employment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with Government Safer Recruitment guidelines.

The Purbeck school will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. All aspects of social media and internet searches will be conducted. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

   The pro rata salary shown is based on the number of hours and weeks worked and includes appropriate paid annual leave and bank holiday entitlements.

This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020)) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. The MOJ’s guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

The salary quoted is the annual salary for the position at the time of the advert. The salary will be paid in equal monthly installments and will be adjusted at the start of employment and again if leaving part way through the school year to ensure the correct salary is received for the work completed in an academic year.

The Purbeck School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community          

Closing date:  Noon, Monday 9th October 2023

Email:                                            Telephone:  01929 550077