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Learning Mentor (Multiple Posts)

  • Employer: Church Lawton School
  • Reference: SS/23/241860
  • Published: Wed 24/05/2023, 11:01 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 05/06/2023, 9:01 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £15,000.00 - £19,999.00
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Cherry Tree Avenue, Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent , Cheshire

Job Title: Learning Mentor (Multiple Posts)                                                           

Location: Church Lawton School

Contract: Temporary, Fixed Term until July 2024 with possibility of extension (37 hours per week, term time only)

Salary: £20,837 FTE (pro-rata £18,352.59 Actual) – Qualified Starting Salary

              £20,491 FTE (pro-rata £18,047.84 Actual) – Unqualified Starting Salary

Unqualified applicants are welcome (subject to successful completion of a relevant qualification within 12 months of start date).

Closing date: Monday 5th June 2023

Interviews: Monday, 19th June 2023 / Tuesday, 20th June 2023 

Start date pending vetting checks/refs: September 2023

School Visit: Visits to the school can be arranged please contact the school reception.

We adhere to all the necessary safeguarding checks as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, including checking ID documents on all site visits (entry will not be allowed without this), all pre-employment vetting checks must include; references from previous employers and an enhanced DBS with barred list check. Dependent on role, a section 128 check and a check on the Teaching Regulation Agency will also be required. Social Media checks are also conducted for all shortlisted candidates.

Church Lawton is an Autism Specific Specialist Free School seeking to appoint additional Learning Mentors to support small classes of young people with a diagnosis of Autism. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a dynamic team and be part of the school’s journey in establishing excellence in the education of autistic pupils where you will be working closely with the Class Teacher and HLTA’s.

To be considered for this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate a desire for improving pupil outcomes (including those of high aspiration and vision). You will also offer a flexible approach to your role and be confident to support a range of subjects in a small group and across various levels of academic ability.

Every child is entitled to an education and every child deserves the best possible developmental opportunities so that they learn more and do more, preparing themselves for life after school. Our autistic pupils learn in happy and safe environments that are able to support their individual needs as autistic learners.

The Liberty Academy Trust currently includes two other free schools, Thames Valley School & Vanguard School. The school works to maximise the standards, curriculum offer, training and employment opportunities.

Who we are looking for:

We are seeking to appoint outstanding individuals who will have a wide range of skills and experience, who are looking to work in an ambitious and rewarding environment.

You will:

  • Hold a minimum of 3 GCSEs (A*-C), or equivalent, including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Hold an NVQ Level 2 for Teaching Assistants (or demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience)
  • Have enthusiasm and a positive attitude towards supporting people with autism to lead independent and fulfilling lives
  • Have previous experience of supporting/caring for others in a voluntary or paid capacity

Hours of work:

Normal hours may be varied to meet the changing needs of the school. There may be occasions when additional hours are necessary to meet specific or special requirements.

What we can offer you

In addition to a competitive salary, the following benefits are offered: 

  • Cycle scheme. 
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme - a confidential support programme designed to help you deal with personal and professional problems. 
  • Headspace membership - Headspace is a global leader in mindfulness and meditation through its app and online content. 
  • Occupational sick pay. 
  • A range of discounts from hundreds of retailers, accessible from mobile phones or using reloadable discount cards – the average user saves £565 per year. 
  • Salary Finance - Our charity partner offers Salary Finance loans as a financial wellbeing benefit for our staff.
  • Eyecare vouchers – employees who need glasses to use computer screens. 
  • Pension. 

How to apply

  • To apply for this role complete our online application form in full (please note that CVs will not be accepted).
  • When completing the supporting statement, please refer to the job description and person specification and highlight any information that shows your suitability for the role

For more information about this job please email stacy.booth@churchlawtonschool.org.uk

Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.

The Liberty Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.


  • Learning Mentor Job Description
  • Employer: Church Lawton School
  • Reference: SS/23/241860
  • Published: Wed 24/05/2023, 11:01 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 05/06/2023, 9:01 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £15,000.00 - £19,999.00
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Cherry Tree Avenue, Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent , Cheshire

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