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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£24,496 - £26,845 FTE

What skills and experience we're looking for

Main purpose:

- To provide support and guidance to children, young people and those engaged with them, by removing barriers to learning in order to promote effective participation, enhance individual learning, raise aspirations and achieve full potential.

- To provide a complimentary service that enhances existing provision in order to support learning, participation and encourage social inclusion.

Duties and responsibilities:

- Assist children and young people to make a successful transfer between schools/services and transition at key stage in their learning.

- Contribute to the identification of the support needs of individual children and young people at the point of transfer between schools or services and transition between the different phases of their education and learning.

- Support the speedy and effective transfer of information within and across schools or services and settings.

- Contribute to the continuity of support to children and young people throughout the process of transfer and transition including participation in summer schools.

- Contribute to the comprehensive assessment of children and young people entering schools or services and the review of their progress and achievements.

- Contribute to the overall assessment of children and young people entering or returning to school in order to identify learning mentor needs.

- Work closely with others to achieve a full and shared understanding of the needs of individual children and young people and contribute to target setting.

- Contribute to the identification of existing and potential barriers to learning and progress and facilitate access to appropriate forms of mentoring support to overcome them.

- Contribute to the identification of barriers to learning for individual children and young people and provide them with a range of strategies for overcoming the barriers.

- Work with the SENCO and/or senior leadership team to ensure the needs of looked after children, gifted and talented children and those with special educational needs are met.

- Identify the barriers to learning in relation to behaviour, motivation, aspirations and academic achievement

- Respond to identified barriers to learning by providing access to learning mentor support for all children and young people

- Contribute to the development of individual and group programmes to support children and young people to learn more effectively including the establishment of out of school study support and activities.

Develop and maintain effective and supportive mentoring relationships with children and young people and those engaged with them

- Establish and develop effective one to one mentoring and other supportive relationships with children and young people.

- Develop mentoring relationships which motivate, challenge and empower children and young people to further learning

- Develop, agree and implement a time bound action plan with groups and individual children and young people and those involved with them based on a comprehensive assessment of their strengths and needs.

- Collect information, contribute to its assessment and review the outcomes of information gathering with others

- Review assessment outcomes with the individual child or young person and consider alternative support options

- Set targets, agree and record a plan of action with outcomes, review points and an exit strategy

- Work with the young person on specific aspects of need through a range of strategies and structured interventions

- Monitor progress of individual children and young people against mutually agreed objectives at regular intervals and set new targets if appropriate including agreement on exit strategies.

- Facilitate access to specialist support services for children and young people with barriers to learning.

- Identify appropriate support services within and outside the school or service and negotiate their possible role with the child or young person

- Facilitate contact with the relevant agency and support the child or young person through the process

- Monitor and record the effectiveness of the referral with both the agency and the child or young person on a regular basis and agree any further involvement.

- Assist in the identification of early signs of disengagement and contribute to specific interventions to encourage re-engagement.

- Contribute to the monitoring of attendance and support action to tackle low attendance including development of initiatives to reduce absence.

- Contribute to data analysis and tracking which helps to identify early signs of disengagement

- Assist in the identification of those children and young people at risk of early exclusion from mainstream provision, establish the individual reasons for potential exclusion and assist in the development of programmes which promote social inclusion

- Help identify personal, community, family and school based issues which are having an adverse effect on individual children and young people

- Contribute to the development and delivery of programmes which assist children and young people to develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others, encourage enhanced motivation, self esteem and educational achievement.

- Operate within legal, ethical and professional boundaries when working with children and young people and those involved with them.

- Maintain appropriate professional boundaries in all contacts and support of children, young people, their families and carers

- Follow agree reporting and case review procedures involving colleagues and line managers as required

- Maintain the health, safety, protection and well being of children and young people throughout the mentoring process

- Promote the child’s or young person’s equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities

Work within an extended range of networks and partnerships to broker support and learning opportunities and improve the quality of services to children and young people

- Develop and maintain appropriate contact with families and carers of children and young people who have identified needs including Looked After Children.

- Establish and develop appropriate contact and rapport with families and carers and involve them in the support process

- Identify the information needs and support needs of families and carers and facilitate access to appropriate provision to support the child’s/young persons learning

- Involve families and carers in setting targets and planning courses of action to support achievement and agree with them how progress will be monitored and recorded

- Keep families and carers informed of the individual action plans to support and encourage their active participation in the process

- Provide regular opportunities to monitor the progress of individual children and young people and help empower families and carers to resolve issues they may have.

- Review and agree the continuing role of families and carers in the support of children and young people and how progress will be monitored and recorded

- Contribute to the delivery of parental support groups.

- Negotiate, establish and maintain effective working partnerships with other agencies and individuals in order to address needs and help remove barriers to learning for children and young people.

- Support the effective gathering, collation and exchange of information between individuals and agencies.

- Work closely with others in the school or service to set targets, agree action and evaluate outcomes.

- Develop and maintain a comprehensive network of support agencies, individuals and opportunities which can assist children and young people.

- Contribute to the identification and sharing of good practice between individuals and partner agencies to enhance mentoring provision.

- Network with other Learning Mentors and share best practice.

- Attend meetings within the Service District as required to contribute to the development of policies, procedures and activities.

Promote learning mentor provision and raise standards of service

- Contribute to the development of policies and practices which will promote social inclusion, engagement and educational achievement.

- Ensure policies in relation to health and safety, child protection and ethical practice are implemented and any issues raised with the appropriate person.

- Contribute to the promotion, monitoring and evaluation of learning mentor provision across schools and services.

- Contribute to partnership and Service District plans ensuring school or service views are represented

- Contribute to the development and implementation of quality standards for the delivery of learning mentor provision across schools.

- Develop and maintain a sound working knowledge of the key legislation, entitlements, obligations and powers of all individuals engaged with children and young people to contribute to the delivery of services within the school or service.

- Attend meetings as required

Breakfast Club and Holiday Activities

- Contract to include planning and supporting holiday activities for children and families

- Attendance at Breakfast Club (from 7.45am) desirable

Health and safety

- Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils, and help to safeguard pupils’ wellbeing by following the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) and our school’s child protection policy

- Look after children who are upset or have had accidents

Professional development

- Help keep their own knowledge and understanding relevant and up-to-date by reflecting on their own practice, liaising with school leaders, and identifying relevant professional development to improve personal effectiveness

- Take opportunities to build the appropriate skills, qualifications, and/or experience needed for the role, with support from the school

- Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures

Other areas of responsibility:


- Work in line with statutory safeguarding guidance (e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent) and our safeguarding and child protection policies

- Promote the safeguarding of all pupils in the school

What the school offers its staff

BUT, what can we offer you?

  • Amazing children who enjoy learning and are increasingly eager to achieve

  • A commitment to your wellbeing and work life balance.

  • A positive culture where everyone is valued and respected, within a Christian ethos, which celebrates and values diversity.

  • A clear whole school behaviour policy which has led to good behaviour and support for all staff from the experienced Pastoral Team and SLT.

  • A commitment to your professional development, no matter what stage of your career you are at.

  • The chance to be part of an innovative and forward thinking Trust and the Sheffield Cluster of DSAT schools.

  • A supportive team of staff (Teachers and support staff) and opportunities to work together to improve practice and outcomes for children. No one ever works alone!

  • A recognition of the tough job that practitioners do and a commitment to supporting your work life balance and your wellbeing

  • A belief that happy staff will always fulfil their potential.

Commitment to safeguarding

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Records Disclosure form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

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About Pye Bank CofE Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
472 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0114 2760472

Pye Bank CE Primary School is a school set within an ethnically diverse community which has a changing demographic. It is a fabulous school with fantastic children who are aspirational and are keen to learn and engage.

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