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Academic Mentor - Full-time/Part-time

Palm Bay Primary School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2672-237S
  • Posted:22/07/2022
  • Pay:£19,000 - £21,000 per annum
  • Start Date:October 2022
  • App Close Date:29/08/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week Beg: 5th September


Academic Mentor - Palm Bay Primary School

Government-backed National Tutoring Programme Pay Scale

£19,000 - £21,000 per annum

1 Year Fixed Term (with the possibility of contract extension)

32 hours per week - Term Time Only

September start 

We are seeking to appoint an Academic Mentor to tutor small groups of students to ensure the continuous improvement in the quality of teaching and learning along with the occasional support of teaching larger groups. You should be able to enthuse, engage, motivate and challenge students to raise achievement at all levels. The vacancy provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality and well-resourced environment and to join a team of experienced, successful and highly motivated staff.

To allow for lessons to also be delivered after school the working hours will slightly differ from that of the main school. Monday to Friday 9.00-4.30 Monday – Thursday and 9.00-4.00 on Friday’s. There may be some flexibility around these times dependent on the needs of the school.


Successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • working with Senior Leadership Team (SLT) as well as the teaching team in the school to identify the support individual pupil needs
  • identify learning gaps and help create bespoke intervention programmes for pupils
  • developing and delivering engaging sessions with clear learning objectives, considering any barriers to learning or additional needs
  • delivering measurable outcomes from each session to track progress
  • facilitating highly structured small group tuition sessions for identified pupils


Post holders require:

  • minimum of three A-levels at A*-C grade (or equivalent)
  • minimum of a grade 4 (or equivalent) in English and Maths at GCSE level
  • experience of working in an educational setting
  • the ability to build positive relationships and have unconditional positive regard for children and young people
  • ability to personalise and deliver learning


EKC Schools Trust

As a Trust, our collective commitment to raising aspiration, helping our children grow, flourish and achieve their ambitions drives our work.

Each ofour schools has its own unique and distinctive character and vision for its community, something we proudly celebrate and protect. Each offers an amazing environment for its children and its colleagues, and we encourage you to learn more about their incredible work.

At our core, our purpose is to:

  • strengthen and enhance our communities*
  • enable the power of education to inspire
  • maximise and achieve the potential of every learner; and
  • enrich the curriculum through partnership and collaboration

Information about the school

Information about the school:

At Palm Bay, we have very high expectations and standards of teaching, learning and behaviour as well as a clean, tidy, inspiring environment in which to learn and work.

We offer a broad and rounded curriculum, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor learning in our beautiful grounds and nearby beach. As an ‘Eco School’ we seek to promote care and responsibility for the environment and we have an active Eco Council. Our commitment to sports and the creative subjects is strong and we have a well-equipped music room, a specialist music teacher and a sports coach. Reading and oracy lie at the heart of our curriculum; we are committed to developing a love of reading in all children through ‘Reading for Pleasure’ and our pupils enjoy a spacious and well-stocked library.

Over the past three years, we have been developing our curriculum using a creative, topic-based approach. The creative arts continue to remain a priority: we have five artists-in-residence who are based in our on-site studio space, close links with the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery and have gained the Gold Artsmark award. Committed to raising the aspirations and life-chances of the children we serve, we launched an exciting global citizenship programme in September, which incorporates politics, careers-related learning and personal development, helping our pupils to become caring, active members of their community.

Testimonial from a current teacher:

“Palm Bay Primary School offers a welcoming and friendly community culture. Our school values of teamwork, perseverance, enthusiasm, achievement and creativity are not only shown by the children, but by every member of staff too.

I completed my NQT year in July 2020 and have since taken on the role of staff governor and outdoor learning lead after training as a Forest School Leader. As an NQT I had weekly meetings with my mentor, supportive lesson observation feedback and I was always welcome to observe teaching practices in other classrooms. This support has continued into my second year of teaching at Palm Bay, and it is part of the ethos of our school. All staff are continually supported with their professional development through weekly CPD meetings, coaching and collaboration with other members of the team. The senior team involve the staff in key decisions and our ideas and suggestions are valued.

Pupil and staff wellbeing is also a key focus for Palm Bay. We recognise the importance of promoting positive wellbeing and mental health and we have a dedicated wellbeing team”.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Debbie Yeung
  • Address:Palm Bay Avenue, Margate, Kent, CT9 3PP
  • Telephone: 01843 290050
  • Email: deborahyeung@palmbay.uk

Fax: 01843 224669


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.