This job expired on 2 June 2023 – see similar jobs

  • Closing date

    2 June 2023 at 3:16pm

  • Date listed

    17 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£16,761.00 to £17,688.00

Student Progression Mentor job summary


We are seeking to appoint a proactive and motivated Student Progression Mentor, you'll support, motivate and guide pupils to help them overcome barriers that are preventing them from achieving their full potential. You'll work closely with teachers and other staff to identify the needs of learners who require help and plan how to support them.

You might work with children or young people on a one-to-one basis or in small or large groups.The successful candidate will join a team of practitioners responsible for supporting the education and care of the children in the school. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be committed to ensuring our students are supported to achieve and progress throughout their time at The Rural Enterprise Academy.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of student support at The Rural Enterprise Academy, visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact Caroline Perry (Office Manager) via email c-perry@penkvalley.co.uk to arrange a call or visit.

 Employee benefits

  • Access to first class CPD opportunities
  • Genuine opportunities for career progression - with 7 schools within the academy
  • Professional assistance - you will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension - automatic enrolment into Staffordshire Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free will writing service

Our School

The Rural Enterprise Academy is based in a safe, rural setting where pupils have access to a range of high-quality facilities as well as the great outdoors. Our curriculum makes the most of both, ensuring pupils are able to develop the skills and knowledge they need for a career in our specialism.

The Rural Enterprise Academy is a small school with only two classes of 30 students per year from Year 7 to Year 11. All students and staff know each other and as such we attract many students who thrive in a quieter, smaller environment than the usual hustle and bustle of a large secondary school. We form a close community of like-minded teachers and learners and together are able to achieve fantastic results.

Being part of Penk Valley Academy Trust:

Penk Valley Academy Trust is the local academy Trust for the following schools: Marshbrook First School, Princefield First School, St John’s First School, St Mary & St Chad CE First School, Penkridge Middle School, Wolgarston High School and The Rural Enterprise Academy.


The Trust’s vision and ethos is encapsulated in our motto ‘Learning Together’. Our main aim is to work collaboratively and take collective responsibility for ensuring that every child and young person in our Trust receives an excellent education, achieves high outcomes and realises their potential. All members of staff work incredibly hard to provide the very best education for every child in our care.



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 and responsibility. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


All staff working in the School during the school day will have contact with children and will therefore be in regulated activity. 


The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.


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 The Rural Enterprise Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
236 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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