Academic Mentor – 2 Posts

Status: 37 hours per week, 195 days per year (Fixed term until 31 July 2022)
Salary: FTE Salary £21,748 (Actual Salary £19,186)
Location: Oakwood High School
Closing date: 3rd November 2021, 12:00pm

Oakwood High School is an oversubscribed 11-16 High School.  The school is part of Inspire Trust, which also includes Sitwell Junior School and Thomas Rotherham College.

With a strong emphasis on respect for all, we forge effective and supportive relationships with both pupils and adults in our learning community and beyond.  Together we maximise every opportunity to achieve success for all, inspiring pupils to achieve excellent academic progress.  We are a Good school with ‘Outstanding Leadership and Management’ at all levels.

While the pupils at Oakwood High School had an overwhelmingly positive experience of blended learning, the impact of being away from their learning environments has been greater for some pupils than others.

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.

We’re looking for passionate, driven and caring people to support those whose education has been most affected by the disruption caused by the pandemic.  As an Academic Mentor you will be employed on a fixed term contract until July 2022 to deliver a tailored programme of support predominantly in, either English or Maths.

It is essential that candidates’ evidence and share with us their educational ethos and personal characteristics that demonstrate their potential to support, teach and give and expect respect of and from the pupils and colleagues.  Applicants will be truly committed to supporting all pupils to make progress, have high aspirations for all pupils’ success and will contribute to ongoing planning with imaginative and innovative ideas.

We offer a positive working environment, we care about our pupils and we care about our staff, all of whom know and appreciate that commitment to making everyone feel valued.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this, contribute to this culture and develop it further.

Closing date for receipt of applications is at 12 noon on Wednesday 3 November 2021.  Interviews will be held week commencing 8 November 2021.  Candidates must ensure that their referees are available and willing to provide a reference at short notice.  Please apply via our website

PLEASE NOTE we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments; all applicants must complete an online application.

Inspire Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy in all its work places.  We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

Oakwood High School is part of the Inspire Trust (Multi Academy Trust)

Job Description/Person Specification (pdf)