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Learning Mentor
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contract terms
Short-term/day-to-day supply, Long-term
£350 to £400 per week
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29 May 2022
Job start
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£350 - 400 per week

About the role

Do you have experience of working with young people with additional needs? Are you able to engage young people and motivate them to achieve?

Vision for Education is looking to appoint a Learning Mentor to join our successful supply team and work in local schools in Manchester supporting Looked After Children (LAC).

As a Learning Mentor you would be required to:

  • Work with the class teacher, a team of experienced support staff and parents to provide the best support for Looked After Children in Manchester,
  • Lead 1:1 and small group sessions,
  • In class support may be required for named students during re-integration into mainstream school or alternative provision,
  • Provide support for building confidence, aspirations and positive behaviours,
  • Proactively support students and staff with effective behaviour in line with the school’s behaviour policy.
  • Mentoring sessions can range from one hour or a full school day (within school hours or after school) depending on the student's timetable and capabilities.

About the school

  • The Learning Mentor role can be based across mainstream primary and secondary schools or alternative provisions,
  • The schools we work with are committed to making a difference to all the students who attend and ensure sure they have the best educational opportunities,
  • You would also liaise with the local authority and school regarding the student’s progress and consider intervention sessions outside the classroom,
  • There are opportunities for the role to become permanent with the school after a qualifying period


To be considered for the role of Learning Mentor you will:
  • Be able to build positive, professional relationships and help children overcome barriers to learning,
  • Have knowledge of working with Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs),
  • Suitable qualifications such as Youth Work, Health and Social Care or Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools are desired but not essential
  • Have a genuine desire to become part of a committed team of school staff,
  • Be able to work in the Manchester area.
Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:
  • Have relevant experience of working with children, young people or vulnerable adults
Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:
  • Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
  • Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
  • Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
  • FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.
Vision for Education do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call Danielle Mcgeorge on 0161 641 3743 or email

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