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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    3 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

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Learning Mentor

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,925.00 - £25,405.00 Annually (Actual) Salary will be Pro-Rata to 39 weeks, Grade D

Reading Mentor job summary

Main aims of Job:

The reading mentor will work closely with the SEND department and the English team to:

                Assess students' reading abilities and identify areas of weakness

                Train up in, and deliver bespoke reading intervention programmes

                Provide one-on-one and small group instruction to pupils

                Derive measurable outcomes by monitoring, tracking and being accountable for student progress, making adjustments to teaching plans as needed

                Communicate with parents and carers regarding student progress

                Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other teaching staff to support the achievement and progress of pupils

                Provide feedback to teachers/subject leads/Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and agree next steps

                Participate in professional development and stay current with best practices in reading instruction

                Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to work collaboratively, advising and supporting others

                To comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures

                Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school

                To be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures including the Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Conduct, national legislation (including Health and Safety, Data Protection).

                To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the department.

                To undertake other duties appropriate to the grading of the post as required.

Person Specification:


Bachelor's degree in education or a related field, with a focus on reading instruction and assessment, is preferred but not required.

Must have excellent levels of literacy and numeracy (GCSE grade A-C/5-9 or equivalent).

Experience (preferred but not essential):

                Some experience of working with young people/pupils

                Experience in developing and implementing reading intervention plans

                Experience in assessment and evaluation of pupil progress

                Experience working with students with diverse backgrounds and learning needs

                Experience working with students with special needs is a plus

Skills and Abilities:

                Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

                Strong organisational and time management skills

                Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills

                Strong ability to work independently and as part of a team

                Strong ability to build relationships with pupils, parents, and staff

                Strong ability to work with technology and educational software

                Familiarity with a range of reading assessment tools and current best practices in reading instruction preferred

Personal Qualities:

                Passion for education and a strong commitment to improving student learning outcomes

                Patience, flexibility and creativity

                Positive attitude and strong work ethic

                Strong commitment to student learning and success

                Strong ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism

Commitment to safeguarding

Please refer to our safeguarding policy on the Athena Learning Trust website at:


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About Bideford College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1430 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Bideford College is part of the Athena Learning Trust alongside Altarnun Primary, Atlantic Academy, Egloskerry Primary, Launceston College and Launceston Primary School .

Bideford College is a rapidly improving 11 – 18 secondary school on the North Devon coast. It aims to ensure that all students, regardless of socio-economic background can successfully move on to their next step in education or employment with the skills and qualifications they need. We do this through a broad and balanced curriculum and co-curricular offer which enables students to develop resilience, knowledge and contribute positively to the local and global community. We are committed to driving up standards, insisting on high expectations and raising the aspirations of our students.

We are proud of the broad and balanced curriculum that we offer our students in both the main school and in the sixth form. It offers the potential to develop a range of academic and vocational skills that prepares young people for careers in the 21st century. This is underpinned by a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities that nurtures the development of sporting, artistic and technical talents that sees our students succeed at a local, national and international level.

Bideford College is a caring community and we are proud of the inclusive school climate that has been created through the positive relationships developed between students and staff. We want our students to feel safe in the learning culture that exists in the classrooms of the college.

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