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Learning Mentor Teaching/Child Support - Full-time

Maypole Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2066-188S
  • Posted:18/05/2020
  • Pay:KR3-5 Depending on experience and qualification
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:19/06/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be arranged with shortlisted applicants



The Governors wish to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic Learning Mentor to engage and support children who are experiencing difficulties in learning due to social, emotional or behavioural problems or other issues. 

 This position is for 30 hours per week, working Mondays to Fridays (term time only)

Desirable qualifications, experience and qualities required:

  • Minimum knowledge and skils equivalent to NVQ Level 3.
  • Good Literacy skills – GCSE grade C+ or equivalent.
  • Previous experience of working with children and families in the public, private or voluntary sector.
  • Experience of facilitating groups.
  • Excellent communication, listening and observation skills.
  • Ability to deal with difficult/sensitive situations.
  • Ability to manage confidential information.
  • Organisational abilities and accurate record keeping skills.
  • Good inter-personal skills.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of child growth and development.
  • Knowledge of the parenting needs of children.
  • Knowledge of barriers to learning.
  • Experience and understanding of multi-agency and partnership working.
  • Knowledge and experience of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, equal opportunities and confidentiality.
  • Enjoys working with children and is able to establish excellent relationships 
  • Excellent team member 
  • Hardworking and is able to work on their own initiative and manage time
  • Committed to the school, has positive views and is willing to contribute to school events


Please apply using KCC support application forms only.

Maypole School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an application to the disclosure and barring service.

Information about the school

At Maypole School, we pride ourselves on our caring, friendly and inclusive environment. We put children first and aim to bring out the very best in every individual. The relationships we develop with our children and families enable us to create a distinctive ethos.

We are very proud of our achievements and the high standards achieved by pupils. We are passionate about educating the whole child and ensuring that we provide pupils with a wide range of experiences and opportunities.

In our Ofsted (June 2018), we were pleased that the school continued to remain good. The school community is committed to pupils reaching the highest possible standards and to further improve their achievements.

We offer excellent CPD opportunities for staff, which includes the development of highly effective ECTs and trainee teachers as well as leadership opportunities for more experienced staff.

We are privileged to have such wonderful children at Maypole School and we always aim to ensure that every child gets nothing less than the very best they deserve.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 556581


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).