11 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    2 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

TSAT Pay Group 3 pro rata to £22,302 - £26,069 for hours and weeks stated (£24,743 - £28,922 FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a Learning Mentor to join The Portsmouth Academy to support the social, emotional and mental health of our students.The role will include one to one and small group mentoring support to improve academic progress and learning by delivering a range of teaching and learning interventions to targeted pupils.

Under the direction of the Inclusion Provision Manager/SENCO, you will support students with the development of emotional literacy skills as well as providing curriculum support.

What you will need to succeed:

For a full list of responsibilities please see the attached Job Description

  • You will have experience of working with young people to support their physical and mental wellbeing and will possess excellent written and communication skills.
  • You will be educated to a minimum requirement of Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics.
  • The ideal candidate will have high levels of motivation, energy and commitment with a reflective approach to the role and the ability to work to build positive relationships with students and their parents/carers.
  • You will be able to demonstrate that you can work as both part of a team and contribute to the effective organisation of the school with administrative support.

What the school offers its staff

The Portsmouth Academy is focused on providing an inclusive education for all children and ensuring that every child has access to the same opportunities. The Portsmouth Academy’s vision and ethos is rooted in developing aspirational and self-reflective learners who are able to think for themselves and be valuable members of their community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum in both KS3 and 4, placing significant importance on cultural capital alongside academic achievement.

‘Pupils are happy at school and proud to be members of its community’ – Ofsted, 2022

We area “Microsoft Showcase School” due to our approach to digital learning. The academy has launched a one:one device policy, so every child in Year 7 and Year 8 has their own laptop, and we are particular interested in finding teachers who have experience of, or would like to develop experience of, teaching with technology.

What our Trust will offer you:

  • With an outstanding Leadership and Management team, we are focused on providing our staff with bespoke CPD tailored to the stage they are at in their career.
  • We place a strong emphasis on “Wellbeing for Staff” here at The Portsmouth Academy and were proud to previously receive the Wellbeing award at the Teach Portsmouth Awards.
  • A state of the art new building with fantastic facilities to house, art, music drama and humanities.
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice.
  • An excellent Local Government pension scheme
  • Two week October Half-Term holiday
  • As a Trust we aim to foster a culture of appreciation with our fantastic Colleague recognition scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing benefits including access to Thinking You - A 24/7 employee assistance programme for legal, financial, emergency health or lifestyle support
  • Support staff have access to 'Discount for Teachers' with a huge range of money saving deals and vouchers
  • A 'Refer a Friend' incentive scheme
  • Free parking in our staff car park


Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applying for the job

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About The Portsmouth Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1173 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

“Leaders have dramatically improved the quality of teaching, learning and assessment… consequently, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is consistently good and continues to improve.” – Ofsted, April 2017 -

The Academy is focused on providing an inclusive education for all children and ensuring that every child has access to the same opportunities. The Portsmouth Academy’s vision and ethos is rooted in developing aspirational and self-reflective learners who are able to think for themselves and be valuable members of their community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum in both KS3 and 4, placing significant importance on cultural capital alongside academic achievement.

Arranging a visit to The Portsmouth Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email nicky.brown@tpa.tsat.uk.

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