Learning Mentor, Lewisham

Closing date:Expiring soon

Cooper's Lane Primary SchoolLewisham

Date posted:
Start date: Summer Term 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £27,402 (Pro-Rata)
Contract term: Permanent

The role

Coopers Lane Primary School is a diverse inner city school with a strong commitment to inclusive practice and an excellent reputation for teaching and learning. We are a popular community school with high expectations for all of our children. Our school moto is All Different, All Equal, All Smiling and this really captures the heart of Coopers Lane. The school currently has three forms of entry.

In March 2017, Ofsted judged Coopers Lane to be a good school and highlighted the progress the school is making towards becoming outstanding. “You set out clear expectations for enhancing the ambitions of pupils and improving their self -belief in what they can achieve”, Ofsted March 2017.

Coopers Lane School aims to ensure that no child is left behind. We believe that developing a growth mindset in our children is very important, ensuring that every child believes they can and will achieve. 

• Are you passionate about working with children?

• Are you committed to helping pupils achieve their potential?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Learning Mentor to start in summer term 2019. We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated and hard-working Learning Mentor who will identify with, promote and maintain the school’s values and positive approach to teaching and learning. 

You will be joining an enthusiastic team of individuals who are committed to working together in order to improve the lives and life-chances of our children.

  The successful candidate will:

• Have a strong desire to make a difference

• Have relevant experience in supporting children with their social and emotional needs

• Be able to support pupils both 1:1 and in small groups

• Have the ability to form positive relationships with all members of our school community 

• Be able to support colleagues, and work with families to ensure positive experiences for some of our most vulnerable pupils at school 

• Help to identify barriers to learning/social interaction that children may experience and work to devise solutions to overcome these barriers

• Be adaptable and work creatively to problem-solve

• Qualified to an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualifications or experience

We are looking to appoint someone with the energy and skills to ensure that every day at school is a great day for every child. In return, we can offer you the support of a vibrant and friendly staff and, most importantly, the chance to work with our fantastic children.

Salary details

Scale 6 Spine Point 26

£23,379 - Actual salary for 35 Hours a week 7 Hours a day (term time only 39 weeks a year)

Further information

If you are interested in joining the team here at Coopers Lane, we would love to welcome you to our school so that you can experience first-hand what it is like to be part of our special community. Visits to the school are very welcome. Please contact Ayse Mehmet in the school office to make an appointment to view the school.

Coopers Lane Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring service. The successful candidate will also be subject to an overseas criminal record, qualifications and reference checks.

Coopers Lane Primary School is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of the community, regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation

CV’s will NOT be accepted as an application. References will be taken up before interview.

Closing Date

Closing date for completed application forms is Tuesday 23rd April 2019 

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 29th April 2019.

Completed applications forms should be returned via the school office email info@cooperslane.lewisham.sch.uk

Please visit our website for further information about the school at www.cooperslane.lewisham.sch.uk











More about Cooper's Lane Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Pragnell Road, London, SE12 0LF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8857 7680
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