Where to find us
Do you want to join a team of teachers who deliver quality tuition to young people in disadvantaged communities? Do you want to make a big difference to young people by helping them to secure a Grade ‘5’ in Maths? Would you like to teach GCSE pupils in group sizes of six? Would you like to work from home for one day each week? If so, joining our team as a Star Tutor is the perfect role for you.
About Star Central
Star Central, which is based at our head office in Blackburn, Lancashire, provides leadership, strategic direction and support to Star Academies, Star Institute and our schools.
The Star Central team includes experts from a range of professional backgrounds, who work together to provide an outstanding support service to the Star community. We support our schools to provide educational and operational excellence and to cultivate a strong Star community, with the aim of nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.
Who we’re looking for
We are currently seeking to recruit a team of experienced and talented teachers who have considerable success in delivering the GCSE in Maths.
This is an exciting and challenging post working within a small team to deliver our ambition to secure life-changing outcomes for young people in disadvantaged communities. You will deliver tuition to groups of six GCSE pupils at a time – all of whom have the potential to secure a Grade ‘5’ in Maths. Working closely with the regular teacher, you will devise and deliver a tuition programme during the school day that complements their learning in the classroom.
As Star Tutor, you would be deployed into two of our schools in one of three regions: North West, Bradford or West Midlands – spending two days at each school and working from home for one day each week.
You will have:
- A degree in Maths or related subject.
- A passion for securing life-changing outcomes for young people in disadvantaged communities.
- Experience of successful delivery of GCSE Maths.
- Knowledge of the Edexcel specification in GCSE Maths.
- A willingness to work with young people and their teachers and leaders across two schools.
About Star Academies
Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 30 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.
Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.
We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.
Find out more
Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role. For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact Star Central by calling 0330 313 9800.
Closing Date: Friday, 22 September 2023 at midnight.
Interview Date: To be confirmed.
Proposed Start Date: January 2024 or sooner.
To apply for this vacancy please use the 'Apply for job' link below. You should ensure your application form and supporting statement address all elements of the person specification. We will only consider candidates who meet the vast majority of the essential criteria outlined in the person specification.
Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.
We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.