School mentors

Mentors may work with children in a one-to-one relationship, or with small groups. Their main responsibilities can include:

  • running after-school clubs and lunch time activities
  • providing support with truancy
  • providing support in the playground
  • developing social skills
  • keeping in contact with a child's family or carers to try and get support and involvement from them in meeting the child's needs.

Learning mentors often refer the children they are supporting onto other agencies, courses, organisations, activities or individuals for extra support.

Referrals could be to social and youth services, education welfare services, probation and careers services, out-of-school study support or business and community voluntary mentors.

  • For learning mentor vacancies, please visit school-based vacancies.
  • Schools within Brent employ learning mentors and teaching assistants directly and maintain details of these individually.

Please use the tabs at the top of this page to find out more about the role of school mentors.