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Academic Mentor of Maths, English and Science - Term Time

Folkestone Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4020-559S
  • Posted:28/11/2023
  • Pay:AR06 £23,801 (£20,472 pro rata)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:05/12/2023 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. 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 + INSET days

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

Fixed Term until 31st August 2024

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

Information about the school

At Folkestone Academy we foster an environment where students value their education and enjoy their learning and feel inspired to develop their true passions. We offer traditional academic subjects alongside creative arts, sports and a vibrant extra-curricular. We want our pupils to find their talents and be the best they can be.

We believe our purpose is to provide the young people we serve with a powerful education. This education will foster ambitious students who have the confidence to succeed academically and to go on to live fulfilled, successful lives.

We believe that a knowledge-led curriculum delivered by research-engaged, dedicated practitioners is the catalyst necessary to achieve this purpose. Essential to this purpose is our shared commitment to our values.

Folkestone Academy is part of Turner Schools, which is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission ‘sea-change’.

Our schools include: Folkestone Academy; Folkestone Primary; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

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 and an on-line search in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available on line.Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, 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 Legislation.