Academic Coach - Term Time

Spires Academy, Sturry

  • Ref:KCC886-6911-234S
  • Posted:08/01/2019
  • Pay:Academy Band 4 - £14,504 - £15237
  • Start Date:Jan 2019
  • App Close Date:22/01/2019 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking to appoint and Academic Coach to work with a small group of  students providing a consistent support to these students enabling them to make progress.

Core responsibilities of the post include;

  • To be assigned to a group of students
  • To attend all academic 'core' lessons with that group of students, and any foundation subjects where support would be appropriate
  • To act as a positive role model, assisting the teachers in supporting the students to achieve and establish good learning habits
  • To fully support the learning in the classroom
  • To assist in identifying the students who are in need of further support or intervention
  • Work closely with the pastoral team and where appropriate act as the main parental liaison
  • To cover the lessons where the teacher is absent for that particular group
  • To undertake intervention work as necessary

Ideally we are looking for someone who has experience of working with young people in an academic setting with good GCSE's in English and Maths (or equivalent).

You should have excellent communication skills and an understanding of the range of 'needs' presented by students who may struggle to make progress at school.  An ability to build positive and effective realtionships with staff and students coupled with a strong work ethos and the ability to plan and prioritise workload would be essential.

Information about the school

At Spires Academy we offer a distinctive small school environment where each individual is well known, listened to and encouraged to be the best they can be. Currently serving just 600 students enables us to maintain an inclusive and nurturing community atmosphere, where staff work with students to develop the skills, confidence and knowledge needed to reach their full potential.

This is an incredibly exciting time for Spires Academy, we are an expanding school with more students than ever before making Spires Academy their school of choice. We also have a new Science and Technology Building which opened in January 2018 which has enabled us to offer a broader curriculum whilst still maintaining our distinctive small school ethos.

Spires Academy is a part of the E21C Academy Trust

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