Progress Mentor

Sir John Deane's Sixth Form College
Northwich, UK
15 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a Progress Mentor to oversee the academic and social progress of students during the course of their A Level studies.

Job Title: Progress Mentor

Salary: £18,334 per annum

Location: Northwich, Cheshire

Job Type: Full Time, Fixed Term (2 Years)

Progress Mentor - The Role:

Mentors will be responsible for the delivery of tutorials, pastoral support and advice and guidance to a number of tutor groups. They will be required to track and monitor student achievement, retention and attendance rates and take action to support improvement where necessary.

Progress Mentors are responsible for addressing the achievement gap between those students with a protected characteristic, including those who are in receipt of Free School Meals or the bursary, and the wider student population.

Progress Mentor - You:

- Successfully working directly with students/young people either in an education or other environment

- Working within a school, college or similar establishment

- Working with students/young people with disabilities

- Experience and/or knowledge of careers advice and guidance

- Experience and/or knowledge of employability skills

- Act with integrity, openness and professionalism in all communications with colleagues, the community and key stakeholders

- Demonstrate through one's professional practice a commitment to the advancement and wellbeing of young people

- Live with passion, sharing enthusiasm, hope and optimism routinely.

Progress Mentor - Responsibilities:

- To deliver a resourced tutorial programme and pastoral support to classes of students, ensuring a high quality and consistent experience of the programme for all students

- To act as a role model in relation to equality and student wellbeing

- To manage, monitor and ensure timely intervention in individual student attendance to ensure that the College KPI of at least 95% attendance is met

- To conduct one-to-one meetings with individual students to provide individual support and guidance

- To set SMART targets and track and monitor student achievement, retention and attendance rates, taking appropriate action where improvement is required

- To manage the discipline of students, referring to the College's Disciplinary Policy as appropriate

- To maintain appropriate records both paper and electronic and ensure all appropriate administration is completed in relation to each student

- To work closely with other departments across the College to ensure standardisation of the student experience, developing strategies for continuous improvement of the operation of the programme

- To liaise with the Head of Achievement and Progress, Teachers, the ALS department and Heads of Department to keep all informed of the progress of students

- To co-ordinate and advise on the completion of UCAS application forms including gathering the specific subject references to ensure that a high standard of forms are produced by students to time

- To support students in developing employability skills and gaining relevant work experience

- To advise students on the completion of all other application forms, e.g. for employment opportunities with training and other career paths

- Where appropriate to engage with the families/carers of students or other outside agencies and encourage their involvement and support for the student

- To participate in meetings, sharing good practice and liaising with departments across the College

- To attend open evenings, parents evenings etc. and be available for post exam support as required

- To provide information and offer impartial advice/guidance on future plans, and facilitate access to specific careers advice where more specialist knowledge is needed

- To promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs for those without faith

- To act in accordance with and promote the Staff Code of Conduct and Safeguarding and Prevent policies.

To submit your CV for this excellent opportunity, press 'Apply' today! You will be provided with an application form upon submission that must be completed and returned to the Sixth Form in order to be considered for this position.

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