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English, Maths & Science Academic Mentors - Fixed Term

Turner Schools

  • Ref:KCC-F42-227-S
  • Posted:30/01/2023
  • Pay:AR06 £20,847 (£18,048 pro rata)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


English, Maths and Science Academic Mentors

Turner Schools has an exciting opportunity available for ambitious and motivated individuals looking to be part of our team of tutors supporting students in closing the gap in attainment following school closures. We are unashamedly ambitious for what every child in our care can achieve and our Turner Tutoring Team will reflect these values, offering high quality tutoring, supported by our subject teams in English, Maths and Science. This is a dynamic and flexible role with a real opportunity to make a difference to the students that need it most through providing small group intervention for English, Maths and Science, delivering a highly structured programme of intervention. Successful candidates will complete an extensive programme of training before beginning the role. Although experience in schools or QTS is desirable, we would also welcome applications from graduates, TAs, or HLTAs who may be looking to teach in the future or would like to focus their expertise on small-group intervention work. 

The ideal candidates will...

  • be dedicated to improving pupil progress and raising attainment
  • value our warm-strict environment
  • engage with a highly structured, research-informed approach to intervention 
  • be reflective and keen to learn, taking on and responding to regular feedback 
  • be excited to work with our young people across our two secondary schools to help them achieve their best

In return, we can offer...

  • fabulous students who work hard and who want to learn
  • a dedicated team leader to support you throughout your time working with us
  • a warm and welcoming team of teachers and associate staff, who are always willing to go above and beyond to support our students, and one another
  • extensive training in using the Direct Instruction programme of intervention 
  • a personalised coaching and CPD programme alongside an investment in your career and development through training and support
  • manageable workload through sensible and efficient policies
  • for those eligible, the opportunity to train with us as a teacher from September 2022, with all training costs funded by the Trust and a guaranteed teaching role on successful completion of training
  • a genuine opportunity to make a difference and be part of our continuing journey by being part of our exciting and crucial new provision

For our values and ethos, please visit our website www.turnerschools.com 

Term Time + 2 additional weeks (To include INSET days)

37 hours per week although flexible hours and part time opportunities are available

Fixed Term 

We reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

Information about the trust

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) with schools in Folkestone and Dover on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes six schools in Folkestone:-

Dover Christ Church Academy, Folkestone Primary, Folkestone Academy, Morehall Primary, Martello Primary, Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this, Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children. • Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve. • Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective. • Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking. • Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team. • Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions. • Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children. • Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry. • Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane,
    CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com


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 Education.