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  • Start date details

    To start after October 2023 half term if possible

  • Closing date

    21 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    31 August 2023

Job details

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No, visa sponsorship not available

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Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 5 £25,878 - £28,371 FTE

What skills and experience we're looking for

Westways Primary School is looking for an inspirational individual to join us at an exciting time in our journey. The role of the Learning Mentor is to ensure that our pupils are supported to be successful both inside and outside school. Our children are at the heart of everything we do. As a member of the Westways Team, working under the direction of the Inclusion Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead, you will assume responsibility for the safety and welfare of our pupils.

Your main duties will include:

  • Supporting individuals and groups of children to ensure their academic, social and emotional needs are met;
  • Engaging with families and carers in order to bring out the best in the children;
  • Continuing to monitor attendance and punctuality;
  • Maintaining detailed individual and group records;
  • Undertaking assessments of children to ensure their academic and social and emotional needs are met;
  • Attending meetings and reporting to senior leaders;
  • Supporting children at unstructured times of the day;
  • Directing members of the pastoral team;
  • Being a member of the Safeguarding Team as a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead;
  • Working alongside our other Learning Mentor to manage our team of lunchtime supervisors.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is passionate about the rights of children, their learning, development and emotional growth;
  • Has a good knowledge of a nurturing and restorative approach;
  • Recognises the need to think and can to use their own initiative;
  • Sees the value in strong links and positive communication with parents, outside agencies and the local community;
  • Has good communication, numeracy and literacy skills;
  • Is a flexible and effective team player;
  • Has energy, resilience and a good sense of humour;
  • Is prepared to challenge in order to get the best outcomes for our children.

What the school offers its staff

  • A school leadership team that is highly committed to developing staff, with a commitment to support your professional development and aspirations.
  • A proactive and supportive governing body.
  • Wonderful pupils with a thirst for learning!

Further details about the role

Visits to our school are strongly recommended in order to obtain a clear understanding of both our school and the role. Please arrange to visit the school on one of the dates below by contacting Vicky Phillips, School Business Manager, on 0114 266 2471

    • Wednesday 6th September – 4.00pm
    • Friday 8th September 1.00pm
    • Monday 11th September – 4.00pm
    • Wednesday 13th September – 9.00am
    • Tuesday 19th September – 1.00pm
    • Wednesday 20th September – 4.00pm

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This would include willingness to participate in relevant training. The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of The Police Act 1997.
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About Westways Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
614 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0114 2662471

We are a large, welcoming school situated in the west of Sheffield, close to the city’s universities and hospitals. Located in the vibrant community of Crookes, we benefit from a socially, culturally and ethnically diverse school community. We believe that we offer the children at Westways a wonderful education that reflects the needs of the community we serve but also aims to develop the children as members of a global society.

Arranging a visit to Westways Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vphillips@westways.sheffield.sch.uk.

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