Job role:

We are seeking to appoint a new post of Positive Behaviour Mentor to build capacity within our existing team at Sheffield Springs Academy. We are looking to recruit someone with a child centred approach and excellent people skills to work with school staff and other agencies to provide support to children who need help overcoming barriers to learning, where behaviour and attendance issues are a cause for concern. This post is for a September 2020 start.

Main duties will include:

To develop a 1:1 or small group mentoring relationship with pupils receiving support, aimed at achieving the goals defined in their individual action plan.
To work in partnership with the Head of Behaviour and SENCo in drawing up and implementing an action plan for each pupil in need of support.
To work in partnership with the Head of Behaviour and SENCo to develop effective strategies to remove barriers to learning.
To respond effectively to any behaviour incidents that take place involving students.
To maintain an accurate account of behaviour incidents and to use this information to inform the development of proactive intervention strategies / action plans for sustainable improvement.
To develop knowledge and appreciation of the range of programmes, activities, courses, opportunities, organisations and individuals that could be drawn upon to provide extra support for “at risk” pupils.

What we can offer you:

Excellent facilities and resources.
A chance to become part of one of the largest groups of academies in the country.
Caring, dedicated and friendly students.
Colleagues who are supportive, friendly and who are committed to each other’s professional development.
Excellent employee benefits which include access to the local government pension scheme.

What we would like from you;

To be both approachable and have excellent people skills.
To be a team player.
To have a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
To be resilient in following the academy behaviour policy.
A fundamental belief in the power of education to enable pupils to achieve anything they set their minds to.

Recently graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted (June 2019) this is a fantastic opportunity to join an academy making year on year progress under current leadership. In turn, we are looking for a candidate committed to playing a part in transforming the lives of our young people. Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further information.


Closing date: Tuesday 7th July 2020 at 11am
Interviews: To take place within the following week.
Sheffield Springs Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.