Learning Mentor, Southwark

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Harris Primary Academy East DulwichSouthwark

Date posted:
Start date: Immediate Start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SCP 12 – 16 (Inner London) : £25,833 - £27,744 FTE
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual, who enjoys working with young people and has a desire to contribute to the development of the Academy, to join our collaborative and growing team as a learning mentor/HLTA. The Learning Mentor/HLTA will be responsible for overseeing attendance and punctuality, for developing behavior for learning as well as covering classes when required.

Your opportunity

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich, in one of our other 48 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation.
  • Performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (LGPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. 

What we are looking for

We are looking for an outstanding mentor and team player, who enjoys working with young people, has a desire to contribute to the development of the school and has:

  • A passion for children’s learning and development;
  • High aspirations for all children and a desire to raise standards;
  • High aspirations for themselves and a commitment to further development.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification. 

About Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich

Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich opened in September 2014 as a two-form entry primary school and is now well established in the community, housed in our brand new modern, bright building and educating five year groups up to Year 4. Our academy is a warm, welcoming place to work and learn, situated right in the heart of East Dulwich, on the vibrant Lordship Lane. In May 2017, the academy was judged to be outstanding in all areas by Ofsted and in July 2017 was the first Free School in the country to achieve UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Award at Level 1.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich?

  • Excellent professional development opportunities;
  • An ambitious, successful and vibrant place to work, with a brand new building and superb facilities;
  • Children who are bright, confident and eager to learn;
  • A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children;
  • A senior leadership team that is committed to developing others.

The Harris Federation

The Harris Federation is the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. We have an established reputation in transforming education in London and an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. We have transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. Social mobility is the Holy Grail for the pupils we serve. The key to their futures is a high quality education.

We want every child in London to have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide their own future. We look for motivated support staff who are committed to helping us transform lives and who will share our belief that every child has the potential to do well.

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.  



More about Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: 173 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8HA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 203 772 4573
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School summary

Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich opened in September 2014, as a new two form entry Academy. As of September 2016, the school is based in a brand new building on Lordship Lane, on the old site of the East Dulwich Police Station - a b...