About the role: Longfield Academy are expanding their current mentoring team; we are seeking to appoint Learning Mentors who are confident in English and/or Maths who will support our Key Stage 4 pupils on the road to completing their GCSEs in 2018. Working with small groups of pupils and also holding 1:1 intervention meetings with students who require the support, our successful candidate(s) will work with the Teachers and Heads of Department to boost the students' predicted grades and build their confidence. As there is much focus on Maths and English, our successful candidate(s) will have achieved A*-B grade in as many of these subject areas as possible and, as a desirable criteria, be educated to A Level for one of the subjects which will enable you to prepare the students for what follows GCSEs if they were to select these as an option.
These are new positions for our academy and we can offer a start date as soon as the successful candidates are available. For a detailed account of the duties and responsibilities that this role brings, please consult the Job Description by clicking here. This is a great role for those who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching as we offer School Direct Initial Teacher Training in both Maths and English.
The working basis of the role is approx. 21 hours per week over three days during Term Time plus 1 week inset. The salary offered is £7,375 (pro-rated from a full time equivalent salary of C7 £15,204 per annum). We require our suitable candidates to offer a degree of flexibility with regards to working hours – ideally we would like to offer our students additional support sessions after school until roughly 4.30pm so a later start would be offered in the morning. Exact hours can be discussed during the interview. For those seeking a full time working pattern, other opportunities across the academy and wider Trust can be considered to provide maximum exposure and impact. Please note that there is an expectation that the successful candidates make every effort to upskill themselves with a knowledge and understanding of the new reformed 9-1 GCSEs in English Language and Literature (the successful applicants' Line Managers can provide recommended reading for this).
About Longfield Academy: Longfield Academy is part of the Leigh Academies Trust, a highly successful MAT recognised nationally for working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – you. Our academy is transformational for young people and was judged 'Good' in all areas in June 2014. Results have increased and we have been recognised as one of the top 10 of Kent schools and academies nationally based on our Key Stage 5 value-added score.
We invite applications from candidates who bring with them passion, resilience and the ability to build rapport with our staff and students alike, and particularly those who are looking to start their teaching journey. If you are seeking a role which will make a difference not only to our students and the wider community but will also look after your wellbeing and personal development, this is the role for you.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. As part of the 'cluster' structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources. It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.
Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.