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Learning Mentor

  • Location:

    Tower Hamlets

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  • Job type:

    Permanent Contracts

  • Salary:

    £19655 - £24688 per annum + benefits package and CPD

  • Contact:

    Stuart Dennis

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:


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An Outstanding School in Central London, Tower Hamlets are looking to appoint a Learning Mentor or Coordinator of Independent Learning to head up and promote good practice for independent study with their sixth form.

Learning Mentor for Key Stages 5, - East London

  • £19,655 - £24,688 per year
  • Permanent full time contract with Inner London Weighting
  • Outstanding leadership team

Learning Mentor for Key Stage 5

The School - East London

  • OFSTED outstanding school with a culture of high expectations based on our Values.
  • Ranked in the top 120 schools for progress at KS4 and have an ALPs score of 3, making them best performing sixth form for progress in East London.
  • The vast majority of our students progress onto top universities including Oxford and Cambridge.
  • One of the best attendance and behaviour figures in the local authority.
  • Continually striving to improve.
  • Students are proud of their school and have extremely supportive parents/carers and governors.

Purpose of Learning Mentor

  • Have oversight of the quiet study area (ILC) and coordinate an effective mentoring timetable/programme which meets the needs of all sixth form students
  • Mentor identified students to raise achievement /attainment
  • Work alongside the librarian to ensure the ILC is staffed at all times

Strategic Planning/Operational role of Learning Mentor

  • Create a purposeful learning environment in the quiet study area (ILC)
  • Work across the ILC and the Library
  • Encourage students to work hard and make exceptional progress
  • Ensure students focus on subjects studied, MOOCs, writing of UCAS statements, etc as designated on their timetables or the school calendar
  • Monitor the effectiveness of these sessions and report back to subject teachers/Head of Sixth Form regarding progress or concerns
  • Ensure that the ILC has purposeful learning taking place at all times
  • Liaise with subject teachers and put in place an effective learning timetable for work in the ILC
  • Use achievement data to monitor progress , identify areas of concern and put in place effective intervention strategies
  • Provide individual or small group support to targeted students
  • Meet regularly with the Head of Sixth Form to identify, discuss and target-set strategies to secure the progress and attainment of students
  • Attend RAP/progress meetings and follow up on all actions
  • Support students with the UCAS process
  • Support the pastoral team in terms of induction, graduation and attendance and punctuality and behaviour issues
  • Support the Head of Sixth with the PSHEE programme
  • Ensure the study area corridor displays are current, neat and relevant
  • Manage late detentions in the ILC at lunch times, keep a record of and follow up on non-attenders
  • Support with public examinations when required
  • Work with school librarian to ensure the ILC is staffed at all times
  • Be available to work from 8.30am - 5pm and available for Parents/Carers Evenings, events and meetings
  • Be able to pick up other reasonable duties as and when required to do so
  • Be available for two weeks in the summer term to support staff with A Level/BTEC and GCSE results, enrolment and recruitment

Performance & Standards - Learning Mentor

  • Quality of learning environment and ethos in the ILC
  • To follow up on all absences from the ILC and establish a system of catch-up
  • To keep accurate records of sessions, including, MOOCs, topics covered & tasks set
  • To be observed during sessions as part of whole school monitoring programmes and for staff development purposes
  • To liaise with parents and carers as appropriate

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