SEMH Academic Mentor (FTC)

Clacton Coastal Academy

  • £23,415.99 + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional AET Benefits
  • Essex / South East
  • Fixed Term
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Pathfields Road
Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 3JL
United Kingdom

£23,415.99 + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Full Time, Fixed term until Aug 2024 

37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

January 2024 Start

We are looking for an SEMH Academic Mentor to join our Inclusion Centre, you will be a dedicated professional delivering high quality support to all students ensuring they have an exceptional level of support. The successful candidate will champion teaching strategies for students with ‘Social, Emotional, and Mental Health’ Special Educational Needs (SEMH), and you will play a key role in promoting inclusion for every student.

At Clacton Coastal Academy we believe that investing in our staff is Key to our success. For trainees and aspiring teachers we partner with Teach First, Arc and Ambition providing high-quality support both in and outside of the classroom. our success with trainees here is demonstrated by the fact that over 50 percent of our staff have trained and stayed here, for experienced staff we offer the full range of NPQS, have a dedicated middle leaders program and always encourage visits to other schools. Quite simply if teachers are improving their practice they’re having a greater impact on the lives of our young people. If you are a passionate enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who’s looking for a school that values its staff provides opportunities and growth for progression and has a close-knit community we would love to hear from you join us at Clacton Coast Academy and make a difference in the lives of our students both now and in the future.


At the Clacton Coastal Academy, we aim to ensure that every child ends up in successful employment. To that end, we ensure that our curriculum creates opportunities for students to become independent and self-motivated with the ability to be responsible, determined and aspirational. All students are individuals who develop in different ways and at different rates and the curriculum is designed to meet those individual’s needs and provide appropriate technology, qualifications and experiences to support students in their chosen career pathways.

The curriculum is centred around core concepts which are sequenced in order to support students in every subject. Core concepts form the bones of the subject. These pieces of knowledge or skills unlock further learning. Core concepts are sequenced in such a way that students are supported to secure each essential concept before moving onto the next. These concepts are focused around a knowledge-rich curriculum where students learn topics to a high level of depth to help them to tackle mastery of each subject discipline.

We prioritise the development of reading, writing and communication to support students to access new challenges in the curriculum as this is an essential element for success in our local context. Students have dedicated reading lessons, to enhance their reading skills and build a culture of reading. Students read for twenty minutes a day every day. Subject leaders work hard to build vocabulary and increase the number of opportunities for students to read in lessons, with at least one reading focused lesson per half term.

We recognise our young people as individuals, offering support and challenges to empower them to achieve their aspirations with a high standard of lesson content. Where students need further support they are provided with opportunities within our Remarkable Futures programme (which provides intensive support to students at risk of disengaging with education) or our Transition Curriculum (which provides an enhanced curriculum to accelerate the progress of students who join CCA with significant gaps in their learning).

Additionally, there are a variety of enrichment activities to enhance our curriculum that mainly take place during our Wednesday enrichment afternoons. Year 11 and the Sixth form have allocated intervention times and a study hub to support their revision as they build up to their public examinations.

CCA is committed to providing all of our students with a broad and balanced curriculum. It is our belief that this large discipline of all subjects helps our students to receive a strong traditional academic education, while also having time to find expression in the creative subject areas.

To view Additional information as well details of the Key Stage 3/4/5 Curriculum please click here

CCA Enrichment Activities

We believe enrichment is a wonderful way to offer more “out of classroom” experiences for our students across the year groups. We have devised a broad range of exciting and rewarding activities that will open doors to our students which will promote building and nurturing their personal development in a variety of areas including; teamwork, self-reliance, confidence building and problem-solving. The activities are designed to add an additional layer of learning to each CCA student’s offer in a fun and engaging way, which they decide what to participate in.

The goal of the Enrichment programme is to develop students in the following areas:

  • Self-worth
  • Self-motivation
  • Teamwork skills
  • Build a sense of purpose
  • Strengthen character
  • Embed confidence

Each year group across the Academy will have the opportunity to engage in these wonderful activities and year 11 will be intervention-based to support our learners in achieving the best results in their outcomes. Our sixth-form learners will be deployed into the other activities to support and gain leadership experience whilst developing their own skills in the areas previously mentioned.

To arrange a school visit, please contact the office on 01255 428131.

Closing date : 3rd December 2023

About Academies Enterprise Trust

AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools.  We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England.  We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they’ve ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom.

With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.  

AET Staff Benefits 

Career development and training: AET offers a wide range of statutory and developmental training to help you succeed in your career.

  • Great pension | Healthcare cashback and helpline | Employee assistance programme
  • Free financial advice | Salary advances | Affordable loan scheme | Electric car and bike schemes
  • Lifestyle savings | Discounted gym membership | Travel and leisure scheme

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Apply today.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.  Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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AET is recruiting for Teacher Training placements.  Please visit our website further details.




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