Birmingham City Council

Learning Mentor

Yarnfield Primary School Yarnfield Road Birmingham B11 3PJ
FTE £20,903 to £27,041 Actual salary is £18,220 to £23,570
11 Jan 2022
24 Jan 2022
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Learning Mentor

FTE £20,903 to £27,041 Actual salary is £18,220 to £23,570

Hours per week: 36.5 per week, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

Yarnfield Primary School

Yarnfield Road


B11 3PJ

Telephone Number: 0121 693 0362

Email Address:

Job Start Date: as soon as possible

Post is Responsible to: SENDCO, Principal and Senior Leadership Team

Do you want to make a real difference working in an established and supportive inclusion team?

Yarnfield Primary School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced, and qualified Learning Mentor to support the social, emotional and mental health well-being of our wonderful pupils who maybe experiencing difficulties in these areas.

As a Learning Mentor, you must have a working knowledge of SEMH and associated difficulties, child development and methods of setting realistic programmes for disaffected and underachieving children. Your role will include one to one mentoring and support to improve academic progress and learning, liaising closely with colleagues, families and outside agencies and supporting in the monitoring of behaviour and attendance of the identified groups. You will also be responsible for leading extra-curricular activities to promote pupil engagement and organise and manage breakfast club.

The successful candidate will have proven experience working with young people, ideally from a primary setting.

You will also have excellent communication skills with children, parents and professionals and a sound knowledge and understanding of child development, and the issues relating to social exclusions. You must have the ability to work creatively with children and demonstrate a positive working attitude.

About us

Yarnfield Primary School is a three form entry primary school with a 52 place nursery serving a diverse community in south Birmingham. The school is part of the Summit Learning trust which comprises of four primary schools, three secondary schools and a sixth form.

Yarnfield Primary is on an exciting journey whose recent improvements have been recognised by OFSTED. Our aim, drive and ambition is to provide the children with real, purposeful high quality learning experiences which inspire and motivate them in achieving their very best.

About the Trust

Why work for us?

The Trust offers:

• a strong focus on staff care and wellbeing

• high quality training and support in and across academies

• a clear career pathway

• employee assistance programme

• employee discount schemes

Interested in working with us and being a part of our journey to excellence?

For informal visits, please contact the school office on 0121 693 0362 to book an appointment.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: 24 January 2022, 12midday

Interviews will be held on w/c 31 January 2022

For an application form and further information about all our vacancies please visit the trust website

Please submit completed application forms to

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender reassignment, age, disability, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy/maternity or race.

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

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