Academic Mentor

Avanti Gardens School, Bristol, BS16 2JP

12 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 August 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 July 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (Until 31st August 2023)

Salary

£19,000 - £21,000 per annum, pro rata, depending on qualification

Academic Mentor job summary

About us and the role

We are currently looking for an Academic Mentor to play a vital role and make a significant impact on the progress and achievements of our students, as part of the government-backed National Tutoring Programme to assist in the country’s recovery from Covid-19.

This role will work closely with the teaching staff and SLT to provide academic support to a range of students, supporting those whose education has been most effected by the disruption cause by the pandemic.

Avanti Gardens School is part of the growing family of Avanti schools. Some Avanti schools are Hindu-designated faith schools, but Avanti Gardens is not a faith school. However, staff and students at Avanti Gardens School do not originate from any specific faith background; applications are welcome from practitioners of any faith and from those of none. They will, however, be expected to be in full sympathy with the unique ethos and vision of the School and the Trust.

You will be working as part of a team who are passionate about providing the very best experience for our students.

This is a unique opportunity to help develop a new and innovative school, which will be shaped by three key elements for both students and staff:

  • Educational excellence

  • Character formation

  • Spiritual insight

Why should you apply

You will be working in a fantastic environment.

Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

What will you do?

  • Work with SLT in the school to identify which pupils need 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 support packages

  • Identify learning gaps and helping to shape a bespoke intervention programme for pupils

  • Deliver engaging sessions, to support a range of learning styles with clear learning objectives

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

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please view the full Job Description

What are we looking for?

Either

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

Or

b. Minimum of three A-levels at A*-C grade (or equivalent)

In addition:

  • Must have Level 4 (Grade C) or above in GCSE maths and English or equivalent.

  • Experience of working with relevant age group within a learning environment.

  • Good level of literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish rapport and to maintain respectful and trusting relationships.

  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people within the school.

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for this role.

Further information

Pre-employment checks

Avanti Services Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

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Supporting documents

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About Avanti Gardens School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
167 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Avanti Gardens School is a two-form entry community primary school in Fishponds, Bristol. The school opened in September 2014 and joined the Avanti Schools Trust in 2019.

At Avanti Gardens, the three core pillars are visible in all they do:

Educational Excellence – Character Development – Spiritual insight.

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