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The Pingle Academy - Inclusion Support Mentor


Inclusion Support Mentor


DFT Grade 4 – FTE £20,092.00-£21,322.00

Actual salary - £15,179.98-£16,109.27 per annum pro-rata for the hours detailed


32.5 hours per week working Term Time Only 38 weeks plus 5 INSET days

8:20am – 15:30 Monday – Friday (inclusive of a 40-minute, flexible unpaid break)

Contract Type:

Permanent Part Time

Start Date:

As soon as possible


The Pingle Academy

Location: Coronation Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0QA

The Pingle Academy is a part of The de Ferrers Trust. We are a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

The Pingle Academy is a co-educational, comprehensive, secondary school for students aged 11-18 years.  It is situated on a large secure site at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. We benefit from a wide range of specialist facilities, including a floodlit astro-turf area, Learning Support Base, Autism Resource Centre and a purpose built Sixth Form Centre.

Our vision is to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

At The Pingle Academy we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day.

The Candidate

We are looking to appoint an Inclusion Support Mentor who will work alongside our Alternative Provision Teacher providing support to the teaching and management of students.  The post holder will be supporting our students with behavioural difficulties in our alternative provision to ensure they can access the curriculum by removing barriers to learning.

Candidates should possess NVQ Level 2 for Teaching Assistants or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience along with a good understanding of areas of learning and social/emotional needs of students.  The post holder will be required to foster positive, professional relationships with students, teachers, parents/carers, and outside agencies.  Furthermore, they will keep accurate records, report safeguarding concerns, and promote the academic progress and wellbeing of students.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful and happy employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Taste Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Access to a fully fitted fitness suite, located on site at The de Ferrers Academy.

Applicants are welcome to visit the academy by contacting The Pingle Academy on 01283 216837.

How to Apply:

Please apply by emailing your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Closing date: 2nd November 2020
Interview date: 10th November 2020
Start date: As soon as possible

Please note: Completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date.

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact 01283 216837 and ask to speak to the Trust People Team.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.