Singleton CE Primary School are currently looking to recruit a Learning Mentor / Teaching Assistant


TA Level 2b 18 hours per week (Grade 5 Point 6 – 11 £19,698 to £21,748 Pro Rata – term time only) and 

Learning Mentor 10 hour per week (Grade 6 Point 11 – 19 £21,748 to £25,481 Pro Rata – term time only)

Total hours combined 28 per week

To start:-   Tuesday 5th January 2021 ASAP thereafter

Dates             Closing date:-  Monday 23rd November  2020 at 12:00 noon

                       Shortlisting:-   Tuesday 24th November 2020

                       Interview:-       Tuesday 1st  December 2020

                                                   Wednesday 2nd December 2020


Singleton Church of England Primary School
Church Road

Tel: 01253 882226


  • 18 hours TA 2b- Part Time variable hours (minimum 4 hours) permanent  – Pro Rata – term time only
  • 10 hours Learning Mentor Support 2 (Grade 6) Part Time variable hours (minimum 4 hours) permanent  – Pro Rata – term time only

The working hours would typically be between 8:30 and 4pm (slight variation depending on the day)

(Please note these times include unpaid breaks and lunchtimes)

Singleton C of E Primary School is looking to appoint a Learning Mentor / Teaching Assistant.

The Governors of Singleton Primary school are looking to recruit a highly motivated, dynamic and experienced Teaching Assistant / Learning Mentor for a dual role in school.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a duel role as a Teaching Assistant and Family Learning Mentor in our lovely village school. We are dedicated to giving the children the best possible life chances and are looking to recruit a highly motivated, dynamic and experienced Teaching Assistant / Learning Mentor to join our team.

We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable person who:-

  • Is friendly with a genuine child-centred approach;
  • Is hard-working and reliable:
  • Has great team-spirit:
  • Is creative, has initiative and good organisation skills;
  • Has a good sense of humour.
  • Is flexible and rises to a challenge

We can offer you:

  • A warm, friendly school where children are at the heart of what we do.
  • A chance to make a real difference;
  • Lovely, enthusiastic and well-behaved children with enormous potential;
  • Brilliant, committed and collaborative staff team and governors;
  • A challenge and the opportunity to make a difference;
  • Opportunities for further development and training;
  • An outstanding school, which has a commitment to working with parents and the community.

Within the Teaching Assistant role, you would support children across all classes. In the mornings, you would primarily support with literacy, numeracy, and PSED within the Foundation stage classroom. Whilst in the afternoons you would work with intervention groups supporting with social, emotional, behavioural and wellbeing needs.’

The Learning Mentor part of this duel role opportunity is a challenging but essential role, working with some of our most vulnerable children to build their engagement with school and improve their aspirations and life chances.

We are passionate about providing excellent pastoral care for children who may be experiencing social, emotional, behavioural or mental health barriers to their learning. We are seeking an outstanding team member who would be willing to go that `extra mile’ in supporting children to achieve their full potential. A key part of the role will be developing strong, positive relationships with children and their families whilst providing advice, support and parenting guidance. 

The role involves many aspects at our school. Our Learning Mentor is involved in:

  • One to one support for children with social, emotional or behavioural barriers to learning
  • Providing targeted support for children experiencing mental health issues, in collaboration with the mental health support team and other external agencies
  • Working with colleagues to set up short term goals for pupils and supporting pupils to achieve these
  • Parenting advice and support / signposting to Child and Family Well-being services
  • Leading the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) process as required
  • Being lead professional for some Team Around the Family (TAF) plans
  • Supporting attendance and punctuality
  • Liaising with the senior leadership team and holding pastoral support reviews
  • Liaising with the special educational needs co-ordinator and external support agencies
  • Behaviour support over lunchtime play.

Please note that if you are shortlisted we will request references at that point from the people you have indicated as referees.

An enhanced DBS check is required 
A valid full driving licence 

Due to COVID we cannot at this time offer visits to school. However, we actively encourage you to look at our Website and Facebook as these will give you a good insight into what our school is about.  Please contact Mrs Rachel Reeves in the school office on 01253 882226 if you have any further questions


Essential Qualifications Maths and English Language at GCSE/O Level Grade C or above 
Recognised Level 3 qualifications or above in an area appropriate to the post 


Application form, personal specification and job descriptions can be found below.

Please email all applications

Welcome letter

Application form

Mentoring and Pupil Support 2 Job description

Teaching Assistant 2b – Grade 5 (Grade Profile)

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Appendix E – Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

Attendance Policy Statement


Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

Lancashire County Council Policy on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders Rehabilitation of offenders

OFSTED Report 2017

SIAMS report October 2019