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Reading Mentor

Rushey Mead Academy
Leicester, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Full Time, Term Time
LG Grade 5 Points 11-14
Start Date
As soon as possible
22nd August 2022 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Job Reference
Start Date
As soon as possible
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: 1 Year
  • Job ID: 1257684

The Mead Educational Trust (TMET) is a growing partnership of primary and secondary schools situated in the East Midlands. The Trust draws its educational excellence from the established track record of the high-quality education provision of Rushey Mead Academy, the Trust's convertor academy.

TMET provides its academies access to a world-class education network and staff with an employer providing high quality professional development. We are committed to ensuring each academy enables every pupil to achieve the very best. We believe that together we make a positive difference.

Rushey Mead Academy is a thriving, oversubscribed, diverse and happy school with a long history of success. We have been rated by Ofsted as outstanding since 2007 and became one of the first Teaching Schools in 2011.

Reading Mentor
Fixed term for 1 Year, Full Time (37.5 hours per week), Term Time (38 weeks per year) plus 3 Professional Learning Days
Monday to Friday – 8:00am to 4:00 pm (with 30 mins lunch)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Job ref: RM22/23
Grade 5, Scale Points 11 - 14
Actual Salary: £19,640 - £21,684

We are looking to recruit a Reading Mentor to join our passionate and progressive Library Team, to support students who are below their age related expectations in reading ability and/or who are disengaged with reading and help them access the curriculum and enable them to make exceptional progress.. We are looking to appoint a positive and enthusiastic person to join our highly supportive and growing team, who wants to work in a school where:

  • strong, positive relationships are a strength of the school;
  • all of our students are taught in mainstream lessons which allows them to thrive in a positive and productive learning environment;
  • students of all ages and abilities readily demonstrate an eagerness to learn and make progress across the curriculum;
  • outstanding behaviour is apparent throughout the school; students are polite, open and articulate, making it a pleasure to engage with them in lessons;
  • the school’s progress 8 score is significantly above average at +1.0 for two consecutive years and ranked in the top 5% nationally;
  • professional Learning is a priority and time for this is integrated into the school day;
  • all students, teachers and parents share a common vision to "make a positive difference".

The Reading Mentor role involves assessing students’ reading ages at key intervals during their school career as well as assessing new starters in all years, delivering reading programmes that support students who are below their age-related expectation in reading, with their learning and achievement, as well as coordination of intervention for reluctant readers across KS3 and KS4 (such as paired reading, developing students’ ability to read complex academic texts, reading competitions in collaboration with the library etc) as well as liaising with teachers to develop resources to support students’ learning in lessons. The successful candidate should be able to engage, motivate and support children, staff and parents.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check.

Please see the documents listed below, which may assist you in making your application:

  • Applicant Pack
  • Job Description
  • Application and Recruitment Process document

Closing Date: Monday 22nd August 2022. Interview Date: W/c 30th august 2022

Rushey Mead Academy is committed to:

  • safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
  • equal opportunities and equal value for staff and students, prevention of discrimination in its many forms



Safeguarding Statement:

We are committed to keeping children and young people safe from harm and abuse and to promoting their welfare, and we expect that everyone who comes to work for us will share the same commitment. Fulfilling this responsibility includes making sure that our recruitment process includes a range of measures to identify those who may be unsuitable to work with children and young people. In addition, all roles within the school/college are covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, and are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. These posts may also be subject to further DBS re-checks at appropriate intervals. Further information about what the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 means for applicants is provided on the Application Form. Please note that having a criminal record is not an automatic bar from working with us: whether or not your criminal record has a bearing on the post you have applied for will be carefully considered as part of the recruitment process. This may involve a discussion with yourself about the circumstances and background to your offences
Rushey Mead Academy

Rushey Mead Academy

Part of The Mead Educational Trust

The Mead Educational Trust