Tutor - Science and/or Economics
Longfield Academy

Job reference: 004176

Location: Longfield Academy

Closing date: 08/12/2021

Salary: £21.31 per hour

Employment type: Casual

Department: Teaching Support

Hours per week: Hours to be agreed in advance

Start Date: As soon as possible

About the role: Longfield Academy are seeking to appoint a confident and experienced Tutor - Science and/or Economics to join our support team, helping those students whose learning has been impacted by COVID-19. The nature of the role is to work on a 1:1 basis or in small groups, with an assessment of progress at the end. Applicants need to be able to diagnose where students' weaknesses lie, remedy and ensure that the learning is secure. Candidates need to be able to quickly develop a positive relationship with students, and be tenacious in the pursuit of progress.

Key responsibilities of this role include the following;

  • To support small groups of students designated by the class teacher or Senior Leadership Team.
  • Supporting pupils with additional needs in mainstream classes, ensuring their safety and access to learning.
  • Establishing good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • To assist teachers to identify the learning needs of individual students.
  • To provide feedback to teaching staff regarding student progress with respect to identified units of work.
  • To keep an accurate record of group work: learning objective / teaching task /students / relevant assessment data.
  • To plan and deliver sessions following an outlined programme of study.
  • Supporting pupils in using basic ICT as directed.

We are ideally looking for an experienced/retired teacher who is committed to improving the life chances of students affected by the pandemic. Our appointed candidate will be eligible to receive bespoke training and development opportunities to positively influence our students’ learning. 

This role is offered on a Paid on Claim basis and offers a hourly rate of £21.31. 

Working with us:  Longfield Academy offers a friendly and supportive working environment with innovation and collaboration at the heart of everything we do.  Following our most recent inspection (2018), it has been confirmed that Longfield Academy continues to provide strong educational outcomes for students.  Leaders of the academy are highly ambitious for all of the students but also that we do not limit that ambition to the outcomes of public examinations - our students being prepared for life is equally as important to everyone at the academy. The relationships that students have with the staff has been identified as a key reason that our academy thrives. Our Post 16 provision continues to go from strength to strength, rated in the top 10% for Kent.

The school is heavily oversubscribed in Year 7 and Year 12. Longfield Academy benefits from modern, state-of-the-art facilities for learning across all subject areas. We have a thorough and robust approach to school improvement and is well on course to becoming a truly Outstanding school.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy 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 are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff. 

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.  

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.  We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.  Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged.


The closing date for this job has now passed.