Below are the general job descriptions for each of the Year 14 Leadership Teams

Training will be given where appropriate

 

Peer Mentors:

Mentors work with individual registration groups supporting the pupils and teacher in a number of ways:

  • Delivery of tutor group programme
  • Organisation of form assemblies
  • Meeting with pupils prior to registration
  • Getting to know the pupils and providing support for pupils when appropriate
  • Acting as a positive role model and point of contact for pupils

Time commitment: regular weekly morning involvement with registration groups and help with special events relating to the year group to whom you have been assigned.

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Learning Mentors:

Mentors help support pupils in areas of their learning in which they need some guidance or may find a significant challenge:

  • One- to-one coaching in literacy and numeracy skills
  • Group work support in the classroom
  • Helping with homework or revision classes
  • Providing Learning Support to specific GCSE students in one of their A2 subjects
  • Supporting the development of learning and teaching in the school

Time commitment: varied according to needs, but likely regular weekly support of younger pupils either in designated study time or after school.

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 Peer Self-Management Assistants:

Assistants would work closely with the teachers who are responsible for pupil self – management, in the areas of lost property, lockers and developing pupils’ organisational skills:

  • Supporting pupils to self-manage their personal possessions in locker areas
  • Helping to manage lost property
  • Speaking to pupils in tutor groups or assemblies on self-management related issues
  • Working with individual pupils who need support in their personal organisation

Time commitment: Regular weekly involvement supporting staff in a variety of tasks as listed.

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The Marketers:

Marketers will work with current and potential school sponsors to:

  • Plan and organise sponsors’ visits to school
  • Process and distribute kit items bought through our online shop.
  • Undertake a review of the online shop’s layout and update the photos used to promote items.

Time commitment: Packing day in late August/early September plus ½ period weekly (day to be set) to process sports’ kit orders; sponsorship commitment is irregular and depends on events arranged.

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Careers Champions:

Careers champions would be involved in various activities:

  • Put posters up in Careers Room and Sixth Form Centre throughout the year
  • Organsie pupil folders into class sets – September
  • Speak to Year 10 pupils abput choosing GCSE subjects – January or June
  • Speak to Year 12 pupils about choosing post-GCSE subjects – March
  • Meet and greet/make tea at the school Careers Convention and other events – February and possible other occasions.
  • Speak to any visitors to the school about CEIAG – when appropriate
  • Provide feedback on the Careers programme at the end of the year.

Time commitment: irregular – as mentioned above

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Health Education Promotion Team

Members would form part of a team who would promote health education in school. They would be expected to help in the following ways:

  • Assist in organisation of health events – vaccinations etc
  • Deliver presentations in assembly on specific health related topics
  • Contribute to health bulletins in correspondence with parents

Time commitment: Irregular, depending on the specific events which are being organised.

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Events Team:

Members would form part of a team who would be utilised to help set up for some of the special events which are organised within the school:

  • Practical tasks setting up venues for special events
  • Organisation of displays and notice boards in school
  • Help with catering arrangements at events

Time commitment: Irregular, depending on the specific events which are being organised.

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Co-Curricular Promotion Team:

Members would form part of a team who would promote co-curricular activities in school. They would be expected to help in the following ways:

  • Preparation for co-curricular events in school
  • Give presentations in assembly promoting different aspects of co-curricular activities
  • Liaise with staff and pupils about different activities

Time commitment: Irregular, depending on the specific events which are being organised.

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Anti – bullying ambassadors

Members would form part of a team who would have a chance to support the delivery of key anti-bullying messages throughout the school.

  • Team members would be able to liaise with staff to continue to develop the school’s anti-bullying culture.

Time commitment: Irregular, depending on the specific events which are being organised.

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Environmental team

Members would form part of a team who would promote environmental issues in school. They would be expected to help in the following ways:

  • Deliver presentations in assembly on specific environmental issues related to the school.
  • Work with staff to develop the school’s approaches to dealing with the environment.

Time commitment: Irregular, depending on the specific events which are being organised.

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E-Safety Team

Members would form part of a team who would promote e-safety education in school. They would be expected to help in the following ways:

  • Deliver presentations in assembly on e-safety.
  • Work with staff to promote school approaches to e-safety.

Time commitment: Irregular, depending on the specific events which are being organised.

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Contact Us

Ballymena Academy
89 Galgorm Road
Ballymena
County Antrim
BT42 1AJ

 

Tel: 028 2565 2782
Fax: 028 2563 0855

 

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