Sixth Form Learning Mentor

The Pingle Academy, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0QA

This job expired on 27 June 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    16 June 2022

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£23,954 – £26,974 FTE (£18,097.06 – £20,379.50 actual)

Sixth Form Learning Mentor job summary

We are looking to appoint a permanent, outstanding Learning Mentor educated to degree level to support our Sixth Form Team with the academic progress and pastoral work in Key Stage 5.

The Pingle Academy has an oversubscribed and expanding Sixth Form with 230 students enrolled for September 2022. As an academy, we were in the top 25% of schools nationally for KS4 progress and in the top 5% of schools nationally for KS5 progress (2019).

We can offer a caring and supportive working environment and professional development of a high standard. We take our staff wellbeing seriously and offer activities like team sports, a fitness suite and swimming pool, as well as staff pub quizzes and coffee and cake afternoons.

Our Sixth Form currently has two Sixth Form Mentors: one supporting students in Humanities and Social Studies-based A Levels and the other coaching students with Sciences and Maths. We would welcome applications from candidates who have a background in Humanities, English or Social Studies.

We are looking for a passionate person with excellent communication skills and a desire to make a difference to the academic outcomes of our young people as they prepare for the wider world of university, college, work and life. Applications are sought from high-calibre professionals who have the skills and talent to support our academy.

Vision & Aims - The de Ferrers Trust

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising three Secondary Academies and four Primary Academies, currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Our vision is to ensure the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background. We aim to achieve this vision through:

- Delivering a high-quality education
- Recruiting, developing and retaining high-calibre members of staff
- Establishing and developing robust governance
- Ensuring financial probity and viability
- Developing a highly efficient Trust infrastructure and central services
- Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust


The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve. We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

In Return

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes:

- Cycle-to-work scheme
- Employee assistance programme
- Discounted gym membership

Closing date: 9.00am on 27th June 2022.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.

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About The Pingle Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1366 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01283 216837

The Pingle Academy is an 11–19 co-educational, comprehensive school. We became an academy in May 2017 and joined The de Ferrers Trust. Our over-subscribed academy is the academy of choice in the local area and enjoys an excellent local reputation.

We are proud of our caring and inclusive community, and our values of WORK HARD, BE KIND, CHOOSE WISELY are present in all aspects of academy life.

Our academy is a community where there is a shared responsibility for creating a safe and pleasant place to work. Staff are dedicated to ensuring that The Pingle Academy is inclusive in all areas and we are proud of our efforts to educate and care for all our students, whatever their abilities to ensure that every student’s potential is fulfilled.

In 2019, the academy enjoyed its best-ever results, both at GCSE and A Level. In October 2021 OFSTED judged the academy as GOOD in all areas.

Our priority is to help parents/carers prepare their children for adult lives in a rapidly changing world. We aim to provide a broad and stimulating curriculum, set the highest standards of work and behaviour and encourage students to aspire to these standards with confidence.

We value our staff, ensuring that we look after and care for their wellbeing through professional development, mental health provision and supporting staff with their workload.

Arranging a visit to The Pingle Academy

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit by contacting the academy on 01283 216837.

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