Permanent – Required to start as soon as possible

31.25 hours per week

Term Time plus 3 INSET days (38.6 working weeks / 44.194 paid weeks)

Starting salary £13,810 actual gross per annum

  • Do you have a real passion for supporting young people to achieve more?
  • Are you looking for a new challenge where no day is ever the same?
  • Could you inspire, motivate and support young people to develop the literacy skills they need to do well at school and in their future lives?

At Brannel School we are expanding our Learning Support Team to reflect a whole school focus on literacy.  Literacy Mentors will work with individual and small groups of students, building positive and supportive relationship that encourage engagement with learning through activities such as one-to-one paired reading, or working with a group of three or four students on phonics.

We really want to hear from you if you are someone with excellent literacy skills who is able


  • demonstrate enthusiasm for making a difference to the lives of young people;
  • establish a rapport with young people, engaging them and keeping them focused and motivated;
  • create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment.

Brannel School is situated in the heart of rural Cornwall’s china clay communities and offers 850 places to students aged 11-16.  Our school values are Excellence, Creativity and Community.  We aspire to be a truly outstanding school, delivering the very best educational opportunities, nurturing academic excellence, and fostering ambition in every one of our students.  Brannel School is part of the Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT), which is responsible for educating learners in four secondary schools, one junior school and nine primary schools across Mid-Cornwall from Newquay to St Austell.

Application forms and full details are available to download from

Applications by CV, letter or social media alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications:     Thursday 29th September 2022 at 9am

Interviews to be held:                  Week commencing 3rd October 2022   

Cornwall Education Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to the satisfactory completion of safer recruitment checks and references including an enhanced DBS check.

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