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Learning Mentor - John Burns Primary School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

32.5 hours per week (8.30am to 3.45pm)

Term time only (39 weeks per year)

Required as soon as possible

Are you passionate about improving the welfare of young children?

John Burns Primary School is a great place to work with friendly supportive staff.

The School prides itself on looking after the welfare and wellbeing of all its staff and pupils at the school. The school is ideally situated close to the busy Clapham Junction town centre and has great transport links.

We are looking to appoint a highly organised, confident and flexible Learning Mentor to provide support in class and mentoring support outside of the classroom, for pupils who require additional support to overcome barriers to learning due to social, emotional or behavioural problems or other issues.

You will work closely with a range of networks and partnerships and assist in fostering support to enhance the learning opportunities and outcomes of these pupils .

Your main duties will include supporting the social, emotional and mental health of pupils. In conjunction with teaching staff you will assist in the comprehensive assessment of all children to identify those needing extra help to overcome barriers to learning. Under the direction of the Inclusion Leader and class teacher you will support pupils to develop independence, confidence and life skills, identifying  those children who would benefit most from a Learning Mentor and working with others.

You will take the lead to draw up action plans for each pupil who needs particular support to achieve the goals identified in a personal action plan to deliver a one-to-one mentoring relationship with children who, for example are: significantly underachieving, have low punctuality and attendance, deteriorating behaviour or who are experiencing difficulties with relationships with staff and peers.

The ideal candidate will be calm, understanding and patient have the ability to support children with working through their problems and difficulties in a supportive, caring and confidential environment. You will develop a mentoring relationship with these pupils and will work closely with them and their families.

If you enjoy making a difference to the lives of children, have initiative and are a good team player we would welcome your application.

Other skills and qualifications required for this post include:

  • GCSE Maths and English, minimum grade A-C qualification
  • First Aid Qualification.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection, safeguarding and health and safety practices and procedures.
  • Evidence of relevant training and/or professional development for the role of Learning Mentor.
  • Willingness to undertake training relevant to the job role.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently using own initiative

If you would like to visit the school please call: 0207 228 3857 and ask to speak to Mrs Mary Buckley (Business Manager) to arrange an appointment.

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. 

Please e-mail completed application form to:

The school reserves the right to withdraw the advert and bring forward the intended interview date for suitable candidates.

Closing Date: 09 December 2022 (at noon)

Interviews: Week commencing 12 December 2022

If you have not heard from us by the interview date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates selected for interview must bring evidence of their qualifications with them.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment.

This post is subject to DBS check. CVs are not accepted.

John Burns Primary School

Wycliffe Road, Lavender Hill

London SW11 5QR

Tel: 020 7228 3857

Fax: 020 7801 0036



Headteacher: Mr Brian Grogan

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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