This job expired on 30 January 2023

  • Start date details

    Immediate Start

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Fixed term until 31st August 2023

Pay scale

Scale 4/5, Point 10-18 Starting Salary £20,501

What skills and experience we're looking for

Ivy Education Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated member of staff to support Newton Abbot College’s disadvantaged students to improve their academic progress in order to reach their potential, with the primary focus being on their literacy and/or numeracy.

This new and exciting role will involve working closely with the Quality of Education team in supporting students with their academic success through a range of methods, including one-to-one mentoring and small group tuition. There is a large body of evidence that tutoring and small-group tuition is effective – particularly where it is targeted at pupils’ specific needs; and that it can be particularly effective for disadvantaged pupils.

Academic Mentors are often graduates with some experience in education or working with students. You may not be a qualified teacher but may be working towards an initial teacher training qualification or considering a career in education.

You will receive a package of ongoing training. The successful applicant will be able to build supportive relationships with young people and have high expectations of student achievement, aspirations and behaviour. Good communication skills, a positive and proactive outlook and a commitment to working as part of a team are essential.

What the school offers its staff

Newton Abbot College is an over-subscribed secondary school with a growing Sixth Form that is situated in the heart of Newton Abbot, Devon. Our mission is to support, challenge and inspire every individual to be better than they ever dreamt they could be. To achieve this staff and students share the same set of values and drivers that underpin an ethos of traditional values and incredibly high expectations and a culture of high-quality teaching supported by exceptional pastoral care. Staff wellbeing and professional development are always a priority and we work hard to look after our staff and provide them with opportunities to develop their practice and, if they wish, further their careers. There is a very strong sense of community and team at Newton Abbot College; everybody looks out for one another and everybody is proud of their role; as together we grow our college from strength to strength.

Newton Abbot College (“Good” OFSTED April 2019) is part of the Ivy Learning Trust. We have exceptional expectations of our students and staff, and we welcome applicants who share our commitment to place student learning at the centre of everything we do. The Ivy Learning Trust is an inspiring place to work with staff who are dedicated to increasing opportunities, maximising outcomes and improving the life chances of all pupils. We prioritise nurturing and developing the talent of our staff; our induction programme is excellent, and all staff are involved in an innovative CPD programme. All Ivy Learning Trust schools form a wider family with a vision of inspiring excellence through collaboration.

If you like what you see and read and believe that you can support us in continuing to achieve great things here at Newton Abbot College, then do get in touch.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ivy Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All employees are expected to undergo Disclosure and Barring and employment checks.

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About Newton Abbot College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1327 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01626 367335

Arranging a visit to Newton Abbot College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email RBELLAS@nacollege.devon.sch.uk.

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