Learning Mentor

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Grade 5 scp 12–16 (FTE £30,033 -£31,926)
Location: Sybourn Primary School ,Sybourn Street, Walthamstow, London
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Term Time
Hours: 32.5 hours Monday - Friday 08:30-16:00 (with 1 hour unpaid lunch).
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 18/02/2024 at 09:00
Reference: SCH/24/268395

32.5 hours Monday - Friday

08:30-16:00 (with 1 hour unpaid lunch)

Term Time only (44.2 weeks)

Actual Salary £22,928-£24,432


As a Learning Mentor at Sybourn Primary School you will be a part of the safeguarding team and have a key role for providing support and guidance to children and those engaged with them, by removing barriers to learning in order to promote effective participation, enhance individual learning, raise aspirations and achieve their potential.


Our Learning Mentors carry a caseload and offer timetabled support to individuals and groups of children, they are not class bound but have a significant role throughout the school and are an integral part of the safeguarding team.


In this extremely rewarding role, you will work closely with teachers and support staff to support vulnerable and at-risk students and deliver group and individual sessions to learners. This in turn will support learners in developing a sense of self-responsibility and ownership of their learning experience.


We’re proud of our success in achieving excellent results and producing knowledgeable and successful students, but we’re built on our staff and our success is down to recruiting and retaining the best possible talent. Helping our children to fulfil their potential and often transform their lives through education requires dedication, patience and the ability to think differently. That’s why we set out to recruit staff with a genuine passion for education and a commitment to ensuring all students achieve their potential, whatever barriers they need to overcome.


To help you achieve this, you will be working as part of a hardworking, passionate and supportive team that is committed to getting the best out of our learners.

To be successful in the role you will need excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to develop relationships with tact and sensitivity, the ability to maintain confidentiality, energy and enthusiasm.

We’d love you to join the team if you want to make a real difference to the lives of students, their families and the wider community. In return, we’ll provide you with a range of development opportunities, benefits and support to help you fulfil your role.

We can offer you:

  • a dedicated leadership team, who are committed to supporting and developing colleagues;
  • excellent professional development;
  • membership to ‘Lion Perks at Work’ discount scheme;
  • Working in a unique learning environment;
  • Opportunity to have a positive effect on a young individual’s life;
  • Additional training offered to better enhance classroom performance.


Any offer of employment for this post will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


For further information or a tour of the school, please contact Mekel Homer, Advanced Learning Mentor via school@sybournprimary.net


Completed Applications to: recruitment@sybournprimary.net

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

This vacancy is now closed