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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,997.00 Annually (Actual) Actual salary £29777 (FTE)

Behaviour & Learning Mentor job summary

A behaviour and learning mentor plays a key role in providing a supportive service to all pupils and their families in school whose difficulties are providing significant barriers to learning. Learning Mentors provide a complimentary service to both staff in school and external agencies.

The Learning Mentor role may include using strategies to:

Improve learning and raise attainment.

Work both in and out of the classroom on a 1:1 or small group basis.

Work closely with the DSL, SENDco and Disadvantaged leads.

Raise standards of behaviour.

Provide both learning and nurture activities and support.

Be very visible during unstructured times

Lead and coordinate the extended schools offer for after school clubs

The Behaviour and Learning Mentor will work directly with identified individual or groups of pupils to help overcome barriers to learning, improve behaviour and raise achievement.

Main Duties / Responsibilities:


To work under the guidance of the class teacher/line manager to plan and monitor pupils learning. Ensuring the progress is clearly recorded in the relevant systems and relates to the learning objectives/goals for pupils.

Assess the needs of pupils and use knowledge and specialist skills to support pupils’ learning by helping them to overcome barriers to learning both inside and outside the classroom in order to achieve their full potential, and enable the school to raise standards of achievement and behaviour.

Establish productive mentoring relationship with identified pupils acting as a role model and setting high expectations.

Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom.

Support pupils consistently while recognising and responding to their individual needs.

Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities.

Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement and self-reliance.

Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement.

Promote good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with the academy policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

Support pupils with their Social and Emotional development, providing strategies that they can use to enable them to be ready to learn.

Nurture and support:

Organise and manage an appropriate learning environment and resources both in an out of the classroom.

Organise learning activities when required.

Within an agreed system of supervision, plan challenging teaching and learning objectives to evaluate and adjust lesson/work/plans as appropriate.

Work with teachers to target children to get back on track with learning when required to.

Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives.

Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of evidence.

Record progress and achievement in lessons/activities systematically, and provide evidence.

Work within an established discipline policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence.

Secure positive family support and involvement through regular contact.

Support the role of parents in pupils’ learning and contribute to/lead meetings with parents to provide constructive feedback on progress and achievement.

Deliver high-quality SEMH and academic interventions both indoors and outdoors through bespoke, creative and active means.

Other duties:

Liaise with school staff, the DSL, SENDco, Disadvantaged Lead and other agencies to support pupils to overcome barriers to learning.

Share best practice and co-ordinate work to meet the needs in a focused and integrated way.

Maintain a data base of children’s behaviour including records of incidents and action.

Any other role required and agreed with the Principal and SENDco within the skills and role remit.

Coordinate with external providers and school staff re after school club provision. Oversee all admin and organisation/allocation /communication for clubs

Promote and actively support the Academy’s responsibilities towards safeguarding. Safeguarding is about keeping people safe and protecting people from harm, neglect, abuse and injury. It is about creating safe places, being vigilant and doing something about any concerns you might have. It isn’t just about the very old and the very young, it is about everyone who may be vulnerable.

Responsible for: None

Responsible to: Assistant Principal for Inclusion

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Beaumont Primary Academy

School type
Free School, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
682 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Beaumont Primary Academy opened in September 2016 and will be up to Year 4 in September 2020. When it reaches capacity, it will be a 650 place 2-11 academy and is situated in the grounds of Moor End Academy in Crosland Moor, Huddersfield and near to the award winning Beaumont Park. In September, numbers are expected to be approximately 360. As part of South Pennine Academies, Beaumont Primary Academy is well supported by a successful Trust team led by the CEO, Jane Acklam OBE.

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