Academic Mentor (Learning Support)

02 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Brighton College is seeking to appoint an Academic Mentor (Learning Support) initially on a one year contract. We are anticipating a start date of January 2021, but this could be later for the right candidate.


The Academic Mentor, within the Learning Support Department, will be responsible for providing learning support and mentoring to a range of pupils identified through the school’s Referral Process / or those currently on the Learning Support Register. The role will also incorporate a bespoke administration service for the Learning Support Department and will involve promoting the work of the department to ensure inclusive classroom best practice is observed.


Academic support and mentoring responsibilities:
  • Conduct weekly/fortnightly 1:1 mentoring sessions with a number of pupils identified through the Referral Process and/ or those currently on the Learning Support Register
  • Update/create effective resources to support pupils with organisation, planning and study skills
  • Develop action plans for pupils to support their progress
  • Support pupils with revision planning
  • Assist with communication with parents as required to ensure strategies being used to develop learning and personal development are understood.

Administrative responsibilities:
  • Assist with communication to parents by email or letter as required
  • Assist with communication of referral, screening, EF screening and Educational Psychologist assessments
  • Promote the support available to subject departments to further embed Learning Support within subjects and to help identify relevant resources
  • Assist with preparation and organisation of INSET training, EF training, and teaching & learning support for teaching colleagues
  • General administration: maintenance of Learning Support Register with details of access arrangements and updating iSAMS accordingly, ensure resources are accessible via SharePoint and Firefly, preparation and maintenance of Individual Education Plans
  • Update bespoke revision planners and termly/ year planners learning support pupils.

  • Excellent communicator and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organised
  • The ability to think independently and operate as part of a team
  • Commitment and enthusiasm in abundance
  • Emotional intelligence and empathy
  • Be able to meet deadlines and manage a fluctuating workload
  • Willingness to work to get the best out from all pupils

Essential skills & qualifications:
  • Degree level educated
  • Evidence of further personal and professional development
  • Knowledge of best practice learning and interventions for able pupils with SEN

Desirable skills, knowledge & qualities:
  • QTS desirable, but not essential
  • Ability to promote, and help embed, improved understanding of able pupils with SEN
  • Ability to face and overcome challenging situations