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Academic Mentor

National Tutoring Programme
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Full Time
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We are currently recruiting for Academic Mentors across the country!

We are looking for inspirational people to help disadvantaged pupils across the country catch up on lost learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the ideal opportunity for university graduates!

Academic Mentors are the heartbeat of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), and have supported more than 70,000 pupils whose education has been negatively impacted by the pandemic, in getting back up to speed. Our goal is to positively impact the lives of many more pupils, with the recruitment of more Academic Mentors across the country.

As an Academic Mentor you will be employed on a fixed term contract by a school within a qualifying area to deliver a tailored programme of support, which will be unique for each school. You will also benefit from the following:


A salary of £19,000 pro rata as well as having access to the school's own benefits package


A customised programme of online training provided by Liverpool Hope University.

There are Academic Mentor opportunities within Primary and Secondary schools across the country within the following subjects: Maths, English, Science, Humanities, and Modern Foreign Languages.

Academic Mentor Responsibilities:

You will play a key role in enabling students in the most disadvantaged areas to build their confidence and access targeted support, while developing skills and experience in a school for your future career.

Your main responsibility in this role will be to deliver support to pupils in the following ways:


Small group work (most sessions will be 1:3)


One-to-one support for those with additional barriers to learning


Revision lessons (in groups or one-to-one)


Additional support for those shielding or not in school

To support this, you will also be expected to:


work with the senior leadership team in the school to identify which pupils need 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 support packages


identify learning gaps and help to shape a bespoke intervention programme for pupils


deliver engaging sessions to support a range of learning styles with clear learning objectives


manage behaviour of pupils


differentiate sessions in line with pupils ability, taking into account any barriers to learning or additional needs


derive measurable outcomes from each session to track progress


demonstrate safeguarding standards in all practice

Minimum qualifications for this role are:


Qualified Teacher Status or Graduate with 2:2 or higher (or UK equivalent)


Level 4 (Grade C) or above in GCSE maths and English or equivalent

We're looking for passionate, driven and caring people to support level up opportunities for disadvantaged children across the country. If this sounds like you, then we'd love to hear from you!

We value diversity and we don't discriminate on the grounds of age, ethnicity, disability, gender, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other characteristics protected or otherwise. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer that values diverse talent and encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We strive to be inclusive at each stage of the recruitment process and in line with our aim to promote diversity in our workforce, we also have a diversity & inclusion policy.

We are an inclusive employer and should you require any reasonable adjustments in order to complete any aspect of the recruitment process, please contact the Academic Mentor Team
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