Learning Mentor - Sixth Form
Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School

Job reference: 004403

Location: Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School

Closing date: 24/02/2022

Salary: Actual salary £15,872 per annum (£18,933 full time equivalent)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Teaching Support

Hours per week: 37.5 hours per week, Term Time only

Start Date: As soon as possible

About the role: ​​​​​​​The school is seeking to appoint a temporary Learning Mentor to start immediately until 22nd July 2022. The role involves supporting individual and small groups of Year 12 and 13 students to help them achieve success. The position will be based within our Sixth Form pastoral team and will suit a dynamic and perceptive individual who is keen to support our A level students and help them achieve their full potential. The successful candidate will spend their time working on a 1-to-1 basis or with small workshop groups to help knowledge acquisition, recall, revision techniques and exam skill.

This role would be ideal for recent A level students, perhaps those who left at the end of Year 13 within the last few years and are looking for experience of working with young people, or are between work, seeking a new challenge or are simply available for the remainder of this academic year.

This is a Term Time only role and fixed term until 22nd July 2022. The hours of work are daily, Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.00pm. The actual salary is £15,872 per annum (£18,933 full time equivalent). Please be aware that we can also consider applications from those who seek a part-time opportunity.

Working with us: Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School was founded in 1701 in order to provide an education to young men who would go on to work at the famous Chatham Dockyard. More than 300 years later we still pride ourselves on providing a superb academic education alongside an unparalleled range of opportunities for personal growth and character development. Awarded ‘outstanding’ in our last Ofsted, the comment that stands out to us is,  “students thrive within its distinctive ethos, enabling them to succeed academically and to develop into confident, well-rounded individuals who are prepared extremely well for their future lives.”​​​​​​​

In 2012 the School became one of the first 100 National Teaching Schools and in 2021 was successful in converting this into becoming one of the first 35 National Teaching School Hubs. Alongside our work as a National Support School, our position in Leigh Academies Trust and as the lead school in the Kent and Medway Maths Hub the school is in unrivalled position to offer superb support and training to any new member of staff, regardless of their role, or their experience.

Please click here to view our website, to find out more about Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical 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.


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