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Job Title: Learning Support Mentor - CHES, Truro
Academy: CHES
Location: Truro
Salary: NJC7 – 13 £22,369 - £24,948 pro rata
Hours: 37 hours per week, term time only
Contract Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reports To: Vice Principal
Application Deadline: apply by 17th April, 17:00
Interview Dates: TBC
Other Info: + Recruitment & Retention Bonus, subject to terms & conditions.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding Learning Support Mentor at CHES Academy. The successful candidate will embody the Trust values; someone who has diverse experience, as well as a passion for working with young people.

  • Do you work well as a part of a team?
  • Are you passionate about supporting children to access learning?
  • Do you build good relationships with young people?
  • Do you enjoy working in a busy, varied environment where no two days are the same?

We are seeking a supportive and inspiring person to join our team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To be the first response person for everyday pupil needs.
  • To help with general pupil supervision duties, including making lunch and break/lunchtimes and before school.
  • To provide support and intervention to promote pupil wellbeing.
  • Supporting pupil’s emotional and medical needs
  • To develop relationships with parents/carers to support pupils in accessing learning
  • To support the team with the everyday running of the provision.

For a full list of duties, please see the job description.

Wave is dedicated to the safeguarding of children and Safer Recruitment Procedures will be followed. The position requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and online check.

To apply please use our application form available on our website How to Apply - Wave MAT and submit this along with the equal opportunities form here

For any general questions contact us here or email us at

Work with Wave: What’s in it for you?

  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Counselling
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Professional Development & Training
  • Salary depending on experience
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tech Scheme
  • Free Will Writing Benefit
  • Health & Wellbeing Champion
  • Company sick pay dependent on service
  • Free refreshments in workplaces

Wave Trust: What we believe and what we do

Wave Multi Academy Trust delivers education to pupils across Devon & Cornwall. Our vision is to significantly change pupil’s lives for the better.

Our academies provide the following:

  • Mainstream education for pupils who are designated as disengaged
  • Education for pupils unable to attend school due to medical reasons
  • Education for pupils with social interaction and communication needs including those on the Autism Spectrum and Speech, Language and Communication Needs.

At Wave we are committed to progressing the social, emotional and academic outcomes for all of our students to enable them to achieve their true potential. The Trust educates over 1000 pupils and employs over 350 members of staff.

Who We Are

Wave are an established and successful Multi Academy Trust, comprising of Alternative Provision Academies (APAs), Medical Academies (including Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s child and adolescent mental health unit ‘Sowenna’) and 2 Special Academies (including one in pre-opening).

We provide education for vulnerable pupils aged 4 – 19 across Devon, Cornwall and we are expanding to Somerset with our special free school. The Trust has a national reputation for the delivery of outstanding pupil outcomes including enabling pupils to access the most appropriate education setting and transition to employment, training and higher or further education. The Trust educates over 1000 pupils and employs over 350 members of staff.

We Aim To

  • Provide a balanced and broad curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. 
  • Give access to the National Curriculum; provide opportunities for external accreditation, and, for those pupils with specific learning difficulties, effective and personalised programmes. 
  • Ensure all pupils are supported to develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others. Promoting emotional well-being and self-esteem; helping our pupils to recognise their potential and work positively within their community.
  • We will respect all pupils and encourage them to become active participants in their own learning, develop confidence, independence, self-esteem and express their needs and desires. 
  • Seek effective and positive working relationships with pupils’ families, schools and other agencies. 
  • Enable effective outcomes for our pupils.

Our Values

Be Positive

Be Positive

It is our intention to stay constructive, optimistic and confident both for and with our young people and their families.
Have Empathy

Have Empathy

We consider the consequences of our decisions, large and small on those around us
Show Respect

Show Respect

We respect each other and those we work with.
Work As One Team

Work As One Team

When we work together we are stronger. Together we will achieve more.
Be Inclusive

Be Inclusive

Everybody is treated fairly and equally; no-one is marginalised or left behind.


We believe that our values empower our young people to succeed; they are at the core of everything we do and embody what we are looking for when we seek to recruit new staff.

Wave MAT is dedicated to the safeguarding of children and Safer Recruitment Procedures will be followed. The position requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.



If you feel this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you