Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Learning Mentor - Term Time

Valley Park School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4249-493S
  • Posted:10/07/2020
  • Pay:To be discussed at interview
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:15/07/2020 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Valley Park Learning Mentor 

Valley Park School is a large over-subscribed mainstream non-selective secondary school.

We are currently recruiting for a Learning Mentor to join our foundation learning team to provide 1:1, small group and class-based support to meet the needs of identified students. You will be crucial in supporting students with their learning, development and progress in all areas of the curriculum and within a range of learning contexts.

If you are passionate about working in a dynamic team to provide inclusive support to enable students to have full and effective access to the secondary school curriculum, we would love to hear from you.

Key roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Developing a 1:1 mentoring relationship with students identified as needing support.
  • Developing and providing personalised learning support as needed across the curriculum to support individuals or identified groups of students.
  • Devising, implementing and evaluating individual student action plans to enable students to access learning activities and raise achievement.
  • Attending lessons with students to support them in the classroom as necessary.
  • Assisting students to increase their knowledge, understanding and skills across the curriculum
  • Liaising with the Head of Foundation Learning Department, HOY & SENCO to identify students where there are barriers to learning.
  • Developing strategies for identified target groups and individuals as agreed with the Head of Foundation Learning Department, HOY & SENCO.
  • Supporting individual students in developing strategies to develop their study skills, organisation and revision techniques.
  • Assisting students with their homework, coursework, organisational skills etc. in order to provide additional support.
  • Raising student self-esteem by showing interest not only in their work but their general well-being.
  • Delivering and using a range of specific SEN assessments to gain further understanding about a student’s strengths and difficulties.
  • Supporting with the development and ongoing maintenance of the SEN Resource Centre- developing and filing appropriate resources; keeping up to date records of support given and the impact of it.


Qualifications & Experience:


  • To have a knowledge of different learning styles and approaches, including an understanding of barriers to learning.
  • To have experience of working with students to review and improve their learning skills and strategies.
  • To be willing and able to work towards gaining any relevant qualifications, attending training and to take responsibility for your own development.
  • Be able to adapt your communication style and be able to develop skills to suit the needs of the students that you are working with.
  • Able to work supportively as a team member and able to take own initiative when working independently.


  • Learning Support qualification
  • Experience of using specific SEN assessment tools to find out more about a student’s individual strengths and difficulties.


Information about the school

Valley Park is a thriving community in the heart of Maidstone, comprising approximately 1600 students in years 7 to 13.

We have a specialism in the Creative and Performing Arts. Ofsted in their visit in March 2020, noted that students “conduct themselves with maturity” and “work hard in their lessons, always trying their best.” We are seeking a passionate teacher to join us on the next stage of our journey.

Please return you completed application form to recruitment@valleypark.viat.org.uk .

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01622 661671


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.