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Behaviour Support Learning Mentor (Level C)
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/490/12253
  • Published: Fri 05/02/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 26/02/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 32.5 per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time
  • Salary: £22,183 - £24,491 pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN41 2WN

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Behaviour Support Learning Mentor (Level C)

Job introduction

Mile Oak Primary School are looking to appoint an innovative, driven and enthusiastic Behaviour Support Learning Mentor to join our Inclusion Team. The successful candidate will address the needs of children who require assistance in overcoming barriers to learning in order to achieve their full potential, or accessing the curriculum.

Relevant experience of working with young people is essential and you will be able to demonstrate expertise and skills from your previous employment history.

School Context:

Mile Oak Primary School is a large school in Portslade with 484 pupils on roll.  We are currently on a rapidly improving school journey where we are supporting each other to drive school improvement. As a school we believe that it is our collective responsibility to ensure that every child thrives.

Our children demonstrate excellent behaviours for learning and are consistently challenged by the exciting opportunities and creative curriculum that we offer.  The School would expect you to share our core vision of thinking big and the school values of ambition, courage, pride and respect. We would want the successful candidate to be fully involved in the life of the whole school.

Paid weeks per year: 47.15 inclusive of holiday entitlement

Start date: As soon as possible



About the role

What we are looking for:

A practitioner who will work with a range of pupils, but give priority to those who need the most help, especially those experiencing multiple disadvantages including:

• Children with special or medical needs

• Challenging behaviour

• Children with a statement of special educational needs

An individual who will be predominantly education based but will have a wider remit including working with families and the wider community.

A candidate who will work with children on a one-to-one basis or in small or large groups, acting as a:

• Listener;

• Facilitator for learning;

• Encourager;

• Motivator;

• Role model.

A practitioner who will improve pupil progress and achievement by helping to minimise barriers to learning and maximise pupil participation.

The main responsibility areas

  • To devise, implement and evaluate specialised programmes of work to encourage and promote a pupil’s social emotional and behavioural development.
  • To work with the leadership team, teaching staff and/or other support staff in devising and implementing individual learning plans to promote pupils’ academic, social, emotional and behavioural development.
  • To plan approaches to support pupils either individually or within a group.
  • To train and support identified school staff, by modelling approaches, with a view to staff feeling confident and able to use the approaches following the withdrawal of the Behaviour Support Learning Mentor.
  • To work with individuals & groups both within and outside the class room setting
  • To support children within the school’s nurture group room.
  • To plan and facilitate structured games and activities, to support pupils at break and lunch times.  
  • Help pupils to manage and resolve conflict by using and teaching them a variety of strategies.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with teachers, support staff and external agencies as required to ensure effective support provision for all our pupils.
  • To observe and monitor pupil progress, adapting an agreed approach to meet particular needs, recording and maintaining records of pupils’ development and progress.
  • Support in identifying pupils who would benefit from mentoring
  • Assist in supporting the reintegration of students after extended absence or exclusion.
  • Outreach to families whose home circumstances appear to present a significant barrier to successful learning, and work with parents to help the pupil achieve their targets.
  • Monitor pupils’ progress before, during and after intervention to measure the impact of the intervention strategy on progress; including pupil voice
  • Maintain a record of evaluations as evidence of effective practice, support and guidance

We can offer you:

  • A clear vision for our school
  • An excellent range of professional development opportunities, including further training if necessary
  • A hard-working, friendly and supportive staff team who are committed that at Mile Oak we ‘think big’
  • A positive, well-resourced school environment
  • Enthusiastic children with a desire to learn
  • The chance to impact on Inclusion and to drive school improvement

At this time, visits to the school are not possible but if you wish to have a telephone conversation with the Head teacher about the role and the school, please contact the School Business Manager via the email address to arrange this.

Closing Date: Friday 26th February at noon

Interview Date: Week beginning 1st March 

Brighton and Hove City Council does not accept CVs or Resume. The application pack is available to download from below or upon request from the school:

Mile Oak Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

Completed application forms accepted by email/post direct to the school address:

Graham Avenue, Portslade, BN41 2WN, email:

School Office: (01273) 294881


Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.