Senior Learning Mentor


Now Education are delighted to be working in partnership with a Secondary PRU in Manchester that provides full time education for pupils between 11-16 who are permanently excluded, at risk of permanent exclusion or are otherwise unable to access a mainstream curriculum for a period of time.

The school is looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic individual to undertake the role of Senior Learning Mentor.

The successful candidate will be required to provide support for pupils in a variety of situations, with most of the time supporting learning.

A large percentage of our pupils at the PRU have additional needs which may present as a barrier to their learning.

Puoils at the PRU have a range of additional needs, with behaviour the most significant barrier to learning.

The ideal candidate will be able to provide support in addressing the needs of pupils who require particular help to overcome barriers to learning via mentoring sessions and a range of diagnostic assessments.

You will engage with students and families following permanent exclusion from mainstream and develop an understanding of the needs and vulnerabilities of each young person.

This work will then allow compilation of accurate reports which contribute to centre placement.

Home visits and delivery of initial work packs is also an example of the essential work needed within this role. A pro active and empathetic approach to the complexity of young people who attend the provision is essential.

All staff at the PRU are expected to be flexible about where in Manchester they are based and may be asked to work at any centre across the city and in the community.

The ideal candidate is someone who is:

  • is positive, flexible, patient and resilient
  • is committed to helping every student to achieve their potential
  • can build and maintain good relationships with teachers, students and parents
  • has good GCSEs or equivalent in English and Mathematics
  • has strong ICT skills
  • is committed to promoting equal opportunities and ensuring the safety of all students
  • has a willingness to learn
  • is willing and able to drive across the city.

This is an exc ellent opportunity to secure a full time and long term role within a PRU who offers life changing opportunities to the young people in their care. There is the possibility of a permanent position for the right candidate. If you are interested in this role, please apply asap with an up to date CV.

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