The flexibility of the Learning Mentor position means that it can be adapted to the needs of individual pupils in a variety of primary and secondary schools. Learning Mentors tend to focus on pupils who will benefit most from the extra support in academic, pastoral or both areas.

Much of the Learning Mentor role involves creating and maintaining cohesive and communicative relationships with pupils, teachers, parents and external agencies. Customarily, Learning Mentors blend academic and pastoral support by guiding underachieving pupils to overcoming personal issues which affect educational achievement.

These are some of the duties you can expect as a Learning Mentor:

  • Helping underperforming learners pinpoint issues which are creating barriers to learning
  • Developing and implementing strategies, which maximise learning outcomes
  • Identifying which pupils could benefit from extra support
  • Working with families and outside agencies to construct a support network
  • Maintaining records on pupils attendance, punctuality and progress
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