Learning Mentor

Required to start as soon as possible


Hours: 36.5 hours a week, term time only

Salary: Grade 3 Points 9-22 (FTE £20,344 – £26,317). Actual salary is £17,733 – £22,939 Starting point on the scale is dependent on skills and experience.


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.


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

The Summit Learning Trust comprises of three secondary schools, four primary schools and a Sixth Form College. The Trust’s commitment to excellence is recognised nationally and internationally


Why work for us?

The Trust offers:

  • High quality training and support
  • Opportunities to work across a number of schools
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Employee discount schemes


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


For an application form and further information please use the links below


Closing date for applications is on Wednesday 26th February 2020 at midday.  Interviews will be held on w/c 2nd March 2020.


Informal visits will be held on Thursday 13th February 2020 at 2:00pm and Tuesday 25th February 2020 at 2:00pm.  Please contact the school office on 0121 693 0362 to book an appointment.


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.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all applicants to share this commitment.  All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, including a Children’s barred list check.