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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 13 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 5 - £23,893 - £25,119 per annum - pro rata. Pay award pending.

Actual salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a Sixth Form Learning Mentor. This is an exciting opportunity to join our support team, working closely with the Sixth Form team and our students. We are looking for a member of staff with excellent communication skills and the expertise to build effective relationships with students, in order to reduce barriers to learning and support them in reaching their potential. Experience in a school setting would be an advantage but above all we are looking for the right person to work with our young people.

The role is a learning support role, working mostly with 6th form students on a 1-1 or small group basis. You will work with students to create a personalised mentoring programme to support their academic progress. In this role you will provide advice and guidance on methods of effective study and revision, helping students to improve their success in the Sixth Form. This could include helping students to find materials, to manage their workload effectively and suggesting different approaches to tasks. You will be expected to communicate with parents and teaching staff to personalise the approach for individual students and their needs. Good record keeping will be essential to monitor the progress of the students and the effectiveness of the interventions. This role is overseen by the Sixth Form team and based upstairs in the Library Resource Centre (LRC) which enables close working relationships with the LRC manager and our careers advisor.

The daily working hours will be agreed to meet the needs of the student cohort. The formal school day starts 8:50am and finishes at 3:15pm. There may be an opportunity for additional working hours (up to 30 hrs per week) for a suitable candidate linked to the Learning Support department, providing in-class support for students. Please let us know if you are interested in developing a dual role although this is not essential.

What the school offers its staff

King Edward VI School is a popular 11-18 comprehensive school rated Good by OfSTED in 2022 with recognition of outstanding practice and a highly positive ethos. The school is well-regarded within the community and has a reputation for high quality teaching. Lichfield is a small, vibrant cathedral city which is easily accessible from the surrounding areas.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About King Edward VI School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1607 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01543 255714

School location

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