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A co-educational secondary school in the Trafford area is looking for a Learning Mentor to start with them at the beginning of the new academic year in September. As schools are currently closed, there is some uncertainty surrounding when schools will reopen on a national basis. The successful Learning Mentor is required to start ideally in the first few weeks of September with the view that schools will have returned to some level of normality at this point. The successful Learning Mentor will be working with the new cohort of year 7 students that are due to arrive at the beginning of September supporting them with the transition to high school ensuring they are supported in all aspects of learning and school life.

If you are confident in working with young people and have any relevant or transferable experience which would be useful in supporting students aged 11/12 then please apply now.

Highlights of this Learning Mentor position:

  • Competitive pay rate with earning potential up to GBP1400 per month
  • Full time Learning Mentor position starting in the first 2-3 weeks of the new academic year
  • Work alongside a committed team of assistants and support staff
  • Co-educational secondary school located in the Trafford area

The Learning Mentor will primarily be supporting the new cohort of year 7 students but have the opportunity to also work with some of the older students that require support within the classroom. The school will be placing even more importance on conducting their CATs (cognitive ability tests) during the first few weeks in September in order to assess the current ability of their new year 7 students, especially given the fact that they will have missed a large portion of the school year. Upon these results being published, the school will know more detail as to exactly the specific lessons that the Learning Mentor will be supporting in.

Applications highly encouraged from:

  • Existing Learning Mentors, Behaviour Mentors
  • Youth workers with experience working with challenging students
  • Graduates with experience of working with special educational needs
  • Male role models such as sports coaches looking to work in the education sector
  • Learning Support Assistants looking to work in a secondary school setting

This school is situated in Trafford close to the M60 ring road. Stretford, Chorlton, Whalley Range and Altrincham/Sale are all close by with the central Metrolink also servicing the school well for those that travel via public transport. If you are a Learning Mentor who drives, then the school is very easy to get to being on a main transport route with an on-site secure car park.

If you have relevant experience supporting, tutoring or assisting secondary school students and are available in September then apply now with your latest CV.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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