Science Academic Mentor

South Wirral High School, Wirral, Merseyside, CH62 8EH

This job expired on 30 September 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    30 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (for 1 year initially, with a view to a permanent post)

Full-time equivalent salary

£19,000 (without a degree) or £21,000 (with a degree), per annum

Science Academic Mentor job summary


The person appointed should:

  • Be a qualified teacher of Science
  • No experience of teaching in secondary school is required, though this is desirable


For the last two years we have run a very successful mentoring programme, to support students whose learning has been affected by Covid. This has proved very popular with students and parents and very rewarding for the mentors. It is anticipated that this will become a permanent provision in the future.

The post will focus on providing individual or small group (maximum 3 students) tuition during school hours and sometimes after school for an hour.

  • Work with class teachers to identify individual needs and gaps in learning
  • Teach individuals and small groups following the South Wirral Science curriculum
  • Set and mark a weekly homework, using the school’s online learning packages
  • This post is ideal for a newly qualified teacher who is looking for more experience before taking up a first teaching post. For such a candidate the school can provide further training experiences
  • Candidates can make flexible arrangements with the school about days of work and durations of contract

The post is subject to an Enhanced Level DBS check.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of sex, race or disability

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on our school’s website:


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About South Wirral High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
989 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

South Wirral High School is a co-educational foundation secondary school and sixth form located in Eastham, Merseyside, England. The school prides itself on its community ties, working closely with nearby primary schools to help with students' transition to high school. This commitment is shown in our motto "Raising Achievement in Partnership with Families and the Community". This declares a vision for our school where each student’s progress is remarkable. We focus on the whole educational experience, aiming for success in examinations and other aspects of school life. This includes sports, the arts and as contributors to our community. Extra-curricular activities are an integral part of school life, as we help students to build skills in the 5 'LORIC' principles - Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Character.

Arranging a visit to South Wirral High School

If you wish to find out more about the post, please contact school by emailing recruitment@southwirral.wirral.sch.uk

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