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SEND Learning Mentor

Post Reference: 2333

Academy: Leeds East Academy

Job Title: SEND Learning Mentor

Grade: C1 (Actual Salary £21,610 to £23,683)

Hours: 37 hours per week, term time only plus 10 days

(8:00am- 4:00pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00am-3:30pm Friday)

Accountable to: SENCo, Assistant SENCo

Leeds East Academy is an over-subscribed 11-16 academy that has recently achieved the title of UK Parliament School of the Year. We are a vibrant, diverse and welcoming academy community who are committed to securing our highly ambitious vision of ‘Everyone Exceptional’ for every single member of our wonderful school. Over the last three years the school has been on a rapid journey of transformation which has resulted in significant improvements in attendance, progress, and behaviour. We received a ‘good’ judgement in our 2019 Ofsted inspection and every member of our community is determined to convert this to outstanding and beyond at our next inspection.

We are proud to be an academy who forms part of the High-Performance Learner international community and our vision of ‘Everyone Exceptional’ is underpinned by the principles of High-Performance Learner. The principles simply foster the belief that every child can and will perform highly and are able to excel both academically and personally within the right climate and culture. We have worked closely with our academy community to develop a culture and climate in which both staff and students can flourish.

Our academy is committed to delivering an outstanding education to each and every one of our students. We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society.

White Rose Academies Trust is a local trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.


The Learning Mentor will support pupils to ensure, specifically those with additional needs, engage more effectively with their learning and help increase levels of achievement through appropriate provision. The Learning Mentor combines mentoring skills whilst working in a supportive environment, ensuring all pupils make progress both, academically and within their wider development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To work specifically with small groups of students or individual students who have been identified through data analysis as requiring additional academic support; providing intervention which is specific to the pupil’s special educational needs.

  • To work closely with students within the provision of the Personalised Learning Centre (PLC), bridging the gap for pupils with individual learning needs, supporting a clear transition and reintegration pathway to mainstream education; evidencing a structured and coherent graduated approach.

  • To support students to reintegrate to mainstream education following protracted absence for whatever reason.

  • Contribute to the statutory assessments and annual reviews of students with Educational Health Care Plans, inclusive of new applications for a statuary assessment.

  • To support in creating highly bespoke and impactful Pupil Passports for students with special educational needs.

  • To take an active role in responding to interventions which are required to provide important levels of wrap-around care for vulnerable pupils.

  • To create resources and programmes of work for individual learning needs as required by the department.

Part of White Rose Academies Trust - Leeds East Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of World Class.

We are securing our vision for World Class by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation in West Yorkshire.

The trust currently employs over 500 members of staff and is responsible for educating and developing almost 4,000 students between the ages of 3 to 16. The trust consists of three secondary schools - Leeds City Academy, Leeds East Academy and Leeds West Academy, and also welcomed its first primary school Alder Tree Primary Academy on 1st December 2020.

We believe the trust is a highly desirable place of work for an ambitious professional, who will be joining one of the most supportive and talented teams in the country.

White Rose Academies Trust is a member of Luminate Education Group. Other members of the group include Harrogate College, Keighley College, Leeds City College and Leeds Conservatoire. The group provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our academies. They also share our vision of creating a truly world class trust.

Closing Date: Monday 9th October 2023, 9am

Shortlisting: Monday 9th October 2023

Interviews: Friday 13th October 2023

Start Date: As soon as possible, upon successful completion of pre-employment checks

For more information, please visit our website at

To apply, please complete the application form and return to by the closing date. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.

White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and an enhanced DBS check.

Please note this role will involve contact with children and you will be engaging in regulated activity. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.


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