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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£14.11 - £15.17 Annually (Actual) SALARY: Bucks Pay Range 3 (Actual Salary Range £14,109 -£15,134 per annum) / 22.5 hours paid per week, 39 weeks per year (Term Time, plus 1 week - Permanent)

Sixth Form Academic Mentor & Attendance Support - Part Time Job Share - Wednesday-Friday job summary

Would you like to make a difference to the outcomes and life chances of young people? If so, you could become part of our dedicated Sixth Form team. We are looking to appoint a Sixth Form Academic Mentor & Attendance Support to assist our growing Sixth Form students both academically and pastorally. You will job-share with an experienced post holder who will provide a clear handover. This role will also include 1 day a week supporting the whole-school Attendance Officer.

The Sixth Form curriculum at The Misbourne is tailored to the needs of our students. We have a rich course offer to choose from, including academic and vocational subjects, we work with students to look at the best combinations of subjects for them and their future aspirations. All students will have the opportunity to work towards our unique STEP Award, which supports students overall development, and ensures they have the wider skills for life beyond The Misbourne. In addition we offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award, an Extended Project Qualification and student leadership positions. Preparation for employment is an integral part of everything we do at The Misbourne and we are proud to be a Careers Hub Lead School, and as such have outstanding careers provision.

Are you:

  • Passionate about working with young people and the importance of education?

  • Able to relate to young people and support them to become independent, ambitious learners?

  • Dynamic and organised, with good attention to detail?

  • Someone with good communication, interpersonal and IT skills?

  • Passionate about reading, for education and for lifelong learning?

  • Possibly thinking about a career in teaching?


This is an excellent opportunity for someone who may be considering a career in supporting academic and pastoral progress. You may also be interested in progressing to a career in teaching but looking to first gain experience in schools. Training will be provided so no prior experience is necessary within a school setting although this would be advantageous.

Your main responsibility will be to work with and support our sixth form students tracking and monitoring academic progress as well as providing advice and guidance. A key part of your role will be supervising students in our sixth form study centre ensuring that students work silently and purposefully, whilst liaising with curriculum leaders and subject teachers to access additional study materials where necessary or to seek clarification on activities that have been set. You will be implementing relevant interventions as per the Sixth Form policy in order for students to overcome barriers to learning and utilising available resources as necessary.

You will demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence, being able to operate as a supportive mentor whilst also helping to ensure that students meet our high expectations. As part of this there will need to be strong relationships built with the families to ensure the student is fully supported.

There will be essential administrative duties to support the 6th Form team and the Attendance Officer. Effective and proactive communication is needed with students and their parents.

We are an 11-18 Academy in the picturesque village of Great Missenden in the heart of the Chilterns. We have nearly 1100 students on roll including a successful and growing Sixth Form. Our staff tell us they genuinely feel like part of a team; a team who are striving to help each student flourish both academically and personally.

Excerpts from our pleasing 2022 Ofsted inspection include:

  • Pupils told inspectors that the clear and fair behaviour system helps them to behave well.

  • Relationships between staff and pupils are strong.

  • Pupils' conduct around the school is orderly and calm.

  • Pastoral care puts the child at the heart of everything the school does

We take an evidence-informed approach to school improvement, only implementing what we feel will make the biggest difference to the lives and outcomes of our young people, being mindful of staff workload and well-being. Our Wellbee survey results place The Misbourne in the top 10% of schools for staff peer support, and top 20% for managing staff workload.

We can offer you:

  • Students who are a pleasure to work with

  • An experienced, friendly, and collaborative team of staff

  • The unwavering support of teachers and leaders in ensuring the highest possible standards of student behaviour.

  • A strongly led and well-resourced curriculum area

  • A team who will help to guide your development and ensure that you are fully supported in every aspect of your work

  • An evidence-informed approach to school improvement, only implementing what we feel will make the biggest difference to the lives and outcomes of our young people, being mindful of staff workload.

  • An academy that puts wellbeing at the top of their priorities

  • A two-week October half term

  • Free access to our own fully-fitted gym (subject to opening hours)

The Misbourne reserves the right to close and shortlist early, therefore early applications are encouraged.

The Misbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An offer of appointment is subject to satisfactory references, DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Disclosure and medical clearance

Commitment to safeguarding

The Misbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An offer of appointment is subject to satisfactory references, DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Disclosure and medical clearance

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About The Misbourne School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1065 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

We are an 11-18 Academy in the picturesque village of Great Missenden in the heart of the Chilterns. We have nearly 1100 students on roll including a successful and growing Sixth Form. Our staff tell us they genuinely feel like part of a team; a team who are striving to help each student flourish both academically and personally.

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