Career Opportunity

Student Resilience Mentor


Student Resilience Mentor
Job Reference
Goodwin Academy
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Goodwin Academy
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Student Resilience Mentor

Salary: TSAT Grade C £18,327 - £20,066 FTE (Pro rata for hours and weeks stated £15,516 - £16,988)

Start date: ASAP

Contract: Permanent, 37 hours, term time only + 5 days

Closing Date: 30/01/2022

Interview Date: TBC



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We require a Student Resilience Mentor to join Goodwin Academy to support in developing resilience and wellbeing amongst the students. 

The successful applicant will deliver small group and one to one interventions to support student’s resilience and wellbeing, thus reducing student anxiety, behavioural issues and promoting mental wellbeing and resilience. You will organise and manage intervention sessions of referred students from the Resilience Manager.  

This is an exciting new opportunity to join our academy and join our Trust!

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust has been ranked as the highest performing trust in the South East and in the top 15 academy trusts in England, out of more than 100. – 2020 DfE report.

Goodwin Academy is a vibrant and engaging key stage 3-5 mixed academy based in the heart of Deal.  At Goodwin, we are committed to transforming the life chances of our students, ensuring that all are supported and encouraged to achieve their personal best. We deliver this through the BEST Agenda - ‘Be Your Best’ with BEST being an acronym for B = Brilliance, E = Enrichment, S = Society and T = Thinking.

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What you will need to succeed:

For a full list of responsibilities please see the attached JD 

  • ‘C’ grades or above at GCSE level (or equivalent) in English and Maths 
  • Effective communicator both orally and in writing, you will be liaising with parents informing them of individual students’ referrals/ interventions.
  • Effective ICT skills (SIMS knowledge would be advantageous but training will be provided)
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Experience of working with children and young people 
  • Previous experience in providing wellbeing, pastoral support at Key Stage 3 or 4 will be a distinct advantage
  • Understanding of the educational system and current developments
  • Awareness of current legislation regarding children 

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 


We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success
In this way we transform life chances


Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust


What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. 
  • A stunning teaching environment and state of the art technology
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Onsite parking free of charge.

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

We strongly encourage anyone who may be interested in working at our school to contact Danielle Bowden – d.bowden to arrange an informal conversation about the role with our hiring manager.

If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site please click here to submit a application via Microsoft Forms. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

Student Resilience Mentor Job Description.pdf


Please note that applications are submitted through our recruitment provider Jane Systems via