School: Catherine Junior School
Location: Leicester, LE4 6AZ
Contract length: 29/08/2022 (To start Jan 2022)
Salary: £19,000 (pro rata)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: Mon 6 December 2021
Interview date: Thursday 9th December 2021
As an Academic Mentor you will play a key role in the country’s recovery from Covid-19, as part of the government-backed National Tutoring Programme. With the aim to reach 250,000 pupils in England that may have encountered barriers to learning, this is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact by delivering quality tuition sessions to small groups.
Catherine Junior School is looking for a passionate, driven and caring person to support those whose education has been most affected by the disruption caused by the pandemic.
If you’re a recent graduate this is an excellent opportunity to consider a vocational career in teaching, where you will develop skills in a school environment, or you may be a qualified teacher looking to return to work after a career break. This is a chance to really make a difference to a pupil’s opportunities in education.
As an Academic Mentor you will be employed on a fixed term contract to deliver a tailored programme of support in maths and reading.
Your main responsibility in this role will be delivering support to at least 70 pupils in the format of:
• Small group work
• One-to-one support
• Revision lessons (in groups or one-to-one)
• Additional support for those shielding or not in school
To support this, you will also be expected to:
• work with SLT in the school to identify which pupils need 1:1,1:2 or 1:3 support packages
• identify learning gaps and helping to shape a bespoke intervention programme for pupils
• deliver engaging sessions, to support a range of learning styles with clear learning objectives
• manage behaviour of pupils
• differentiate sessions in line with pupils’ ability, taking into account any barriers to learning or additional needs
• derive measurable outcomes from each session to track progress
• demonstrate safeguarding standards in all practice
You will play a key role in enabling students in the most disadvantaged areas to build their confidence and access targeted support while developing skills and experience in a school for your future career.
You will additionally benefit from a custom program of online training via Liverpool Hope University. This will be one week of training for qualified teachers and two weeks for Graduates.
Minimum qualifications for this role are either:
• Qualified Teacher Status or Graduate with 2:2 or higher (or UK equivalent)
• Level 4 (Grade C) or above in GCSE maths and English or equivalent
This is a fixed term contract to start as soon as possible.
If you are interested in becoming our Academic Mentor, please submit your application on the official application form with details of your previous experience and a description of how you fit the job specification. We welcome visitors to look around the school. Please contact Deputy Headteacher, Aimee Lee at the school to book an appointment or discuss the role informally.
Date of interview: Thursday 9th December 2021
Catherine Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake pre-employment checks which will include an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), a declaration that neither they, nor anyone who lives in the same household, are a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations (2009) and other necessary checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.