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Learning Mentor

Highbury Fields SchoolIslington

Learning Mentor, to also be trained as deputy designated safeguarding lead


Salary grade: Scale 5, scale point 12-15 

(£22, 907.86 - £24,168.73) after pro rata

Contract term: Permanent. Term time only. 35 hours per week 

Benefits include: generous pension scheme; reduced local gym membership; Cycle to Work scheme; interest free Season Ticket Loans; Employee Assistance Program.

Start Date: ASAP

Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 24th September 2021 

School Background

Highbury Fields School is a truly special place in which to learn, teach and lead.  An 11 to 18 girls’ school, we serve a culturally rich, but often underprivileged, community and are fiercely determined that every child in our care will become a confident young woman, who is socially and academically accomplished.   

The school’s 2016 ‘outstanding’ OFSTED report and 2019 progress 8 score of 0.82 have established our students’ reputation for academic excellence and we are highly regarded in the local community for our calm, focused learning environment

Learning Mentor role

The school is looking to appoint a Learning Mentor who has the competence to be trained as deputy designated lead and to provide support to disadvantaged or SEN students. Experience in education is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate should be able to start asap.

The successful applicant will: 

  • be patient and approachable; 
  • be able to guide pupils’ learning and be effective in a classroom situation; 
  • have good people skills; 
  • enjoy working in a successful local girls’ secondary school 
  • willing to be trained as deputy safeguarding lead 


This role would be very effective preparation for a graduate wishing to undertake a career in supporting children with their emotional and mental health.


If you are interested in the post and would like to find out more about the role, please contact Ms Mary Mason, Headteacher’s PA at hr@highburyfields.islington.sch.uk

How to apply

Please download the application form from the school website at http://www.highburyfields.islington.sch.uk/64/vacancies/cat/2/support-staff-vacancies  and email it to: hr@highburyfields.islington.sch.uk 

Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 24th September 2021 

CVs are not accepted.

Highbury Fields School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a DBS enhanced disclosure check.


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