Classroom Assistant - Learning Mentor


To provide a complementary service to teachers and other staff, addressing the needs of the young people who require assistance in overcoming barriers to learning in order to achieve their full potential.

They will work with a range of young people, but give priority to those who need the most help, especially those experiencing multiple disadvantages. The variety of issues covered is vast, ranging from challenging behaviour and abuse and those who require one to one support. Work with able and gifted young people who are experiencing difficulties

Tasks will typically involve:

  • liaising with the project staff to identify young people who would benefit from mentoring;
  • helping young people who are underperforming in their subjects on a one-to-one basis outside the classroom and looking at why they are underperforming and what can be done to help their situation;
  • implementing strategies and supporting young people in self-esteem and confidence-building activities;
  • listening to and helping young people resolve a range of issues that are creating barriers to learning;
  • setting up and running circle time sessions and anger management groups;
  • drawing up agreed Personal Development Plans with young people, action planning  & outlining the aims of the mentoring;
  • Monitoring attendance and punctuality of young people.
  • Utilising behaviour frequency monitoring sheets to record student behaviours

Classroom Assistant / Mentors will work with the young people on a one-to-one basis or in small or large groups, acting as a:

  • listener
  • facilitator for learning
  • encourager
  • motivator
  • Role model