Secondary - English

Posted 04 July 2023
Salary £19,000 - £21,000
Discipline SecondaryEnglish
Contact NameKirsty Hunter

Job description

Wellbeing-focused school seeks an enthusiastic Academic Mentor to support in secondary English interventions.

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young students? Do you possess excellent communication skills and enjoy engaging with young people? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you as an Academic Mentor at a secondary school in Maidstone.

You will primarily provide English interventions to Key Stage 3 students (year 7, 8, and 9), but may be required to support older students where necessary. Your role will focus on assisting students in developing their reading skills, with a particular emphasis on fluency and decoding. Our school will provide bespoke training on the software package they utilise, ensuring you have the necessary tools to make a meaningful difference.

We are seeking a candidate with strong communication skills who can engage and inspire our young people. Your engagement skills will be crucial in fostering a positive learning environment and motivating students to achieve their full potential.This school has an excellent reputation, are popular with parents and regularly over-subscribed.  Having been recently accredited as a High-Performance Learning World Class School, they believe that all of their pupils have the potential to achieve the very highest standards of performance no matter what their background or previous achievement.   


Passionate about the wellbeing of staff, the school supports good physical health and mental wellbeing; and believe passionately in equity and diversity. They believe strongly in giving everyone the opportunities they deserve, no matter what social barriers may have held them back in the past.

Become an Academic Tutor

We’re recruiting full-time Academic Tutors to start immediately and deliver tuition in various subjects for the National Tutoring Programme. This is a great opportunity to get school experience, which is invaluable for those who are considering a career in teaching.

You’ll be working alongside teachers to provide tuition for pupils whose education has been most impacted by the pandemic. Academic Tutors can mentor pupils in primary school literacy, numeracy or science, or secondary school English, humanities, maths, modern foreign languages, or science.

You don’t need to have experience of working in education to become an Academic Tutor as our fully funded training will ensure that you have all the knowledge you need for your new role.

To become an Academic Tutor, you’ll need:

  • A degree or equivalent, OR;

  • Three A-levels at A*- C grade AND a minimum of Grade 4 (grade C equivalent) in English and maths at GCSE level

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with teaching staff to identify the support each pupil needs

  • Creating bespoke intervention programmes for pupils

  • Developing and delivering engaging sessions with clear learning objectives

  • Delivering measurable outcomes from each session to track progress

Develop your skills as an Academic Tutor through:

  • Expert online training from Education Development Trust

  • Access to resources and professional development covering topics including mental health, work-life balance, and pedagogy

We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer that values diverse talent and encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Should you require any adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact us.