Learning Mentor

Brookburn Community School, Manchester, M21 8EH

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    2 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 November 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

Grade 4 SCP 7

What skills and experience we're looking for

This post will involve supporting identified children who have a range of Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. For example: Social Communication difficulties, speech and language difficulties, including difficulties with attention and focus and developmental trauma.

You will work under the direction of the Senior Learning Mentor to support a positive curriculum for children that have barriers to learning. You will be an integral part of the school’s positive culture that supports our pupils to achieve.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer the successful candidate an enjoyable work place with highly trained and supportive staff as well as a commitment to your own learning journey and continuing professional development.

Further details about the role

Information about children with SEND to help you make a positive choice about applying for this position

Pupils you work with will have a range of the following needs:

  • Social, emotional and mental health needs
  • difficulties with communication, social understanding and flexible thinking/imagination
  • challenging behaviour (e.g. hitting, spitting, absconding)
  • sensory issues e.g. hyper-sensitivity to sounds, tastes, smells
  • limited awareness of safety
  • toileting, self-care and/or eating issues
  • associated conditions including anxiety, epilepsy, ADHD

Pupils need staff to provide:

  • consistent, calm support
  • a flexible approach, responding positively to changing needs
  • high levels of visual support
  • individual teaching and small group activities
  • support in mainstream classes, the dinner hall, the playground and during educational visits
  • active encouragement to promote independence
  • reflective practice and effective team work

Commitment to safeguarding

At Brookburn we take safeguarding very seriously. As part of our commitment to promoting the welfare of our children the following procedures will be followed for all new applications.

On receipt of your application any anomalies or discrepancies such as gaps in your employment history will be scrutinised and may affect the shortlisting of your application. Please, therefore, complete your application carefully giving full details. CVs will not be accepted.

Any appointment will be subject to satisfactory written references being received. Any information on your reference which causes concern will be raised with you at interview.

Applying for the job

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to admin@brookburn.manchester.sch.uk

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About Brookburn Community School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
437 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0161 881 8880

School location

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