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Academic Mentor - Science - Term Time

Northfleet School for Girls Co-Operative Learning , Northfleet

  • Ref:KCC886-4040-278S
  • Posted:05/11/2021
  • Pay:KR6 £13,666 - £14,917 pa based on 4 days per week
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:03/12/2021 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Do you have A Level or higher qualifications in Science related subjects?

Do you have a passion to see young people succeed in this subject?

Do you want to make a difference in helping young people recover gaps in learning due to Covid?

If you can answer yes to any of the above then this could be an exciting role for you!

Northfleet School for Girls are seeking to employ a Temporary Academic Mentor in Science.

You will work closely with our dedicated Subject Leader to identify students with gaps in their learning across all years and then work with these students in small groups and on an individual basis to move them forward. This exciting role will not only help our young people to fulfil their potential, but also provide great experience for anyone who might be considering a career in teaching in the future.

The successful candidate will be very well supported by the Subject Leaders and work with the Deputy Headteacher as a whole team to ensure identified students make great progress.

You do not need detailed experience of the secondary curriculum, just a good background knowledge of the subject and a willingness to learn.

The post is for 3 - 4 days per week and is term time only (39 weeks per year). The working pattern is 08:30 - 16:00. There is some flexibility in the days/hours for the right candidate. The successful candidate will be employed on a fixed term contract until the end of the academic year 2021/2022. 

As a school we will offer you:

  • A comprehensive induction
  • Performance management reviews take place annually in September with the opportunity for a performance related pay increase once an employee is eligible i.e. has been employed long enough for evidence to be provided 
  • The opportunity to be part of a whole school team which believes in working together to achieve excellence
  • A school which values every individuals’ contribution and seeks to develop skills and talents across all areas of school life
  • A school which believes that students and staff should ‘enjoy the journey!’

If you would like an informal conversation with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher prior to applying this would be welcomed.

Kent County Council and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The appointment is subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

We reserve the right to withdraw this advert before the published closing date should a suitable candidate be appointed before. 



Information about the school

Northfleet School for Girls is a vibrant and friendly school which values every individual as a professional member of the whole team.

Our vision is that all students should dream big and achieve. This is realised through staff, students and parents working closely together, having high expectations in all areas and enjoying the journey.

We are at a very exciting stage in our path to outstanding. Results have improved year on year and are now significantly above similar schools, student engagement is excellent and intake numbers are expanding rapidly at both Year 7 and Year 12. We are particularly excited to be opening a brand new dedicated Sixth Form building in January 2022.

The following quotes from our 2020 staff survey give a feel for the school;

“I believe the students behaviour is really good and it makes this school a great place to work.”

“The school management have a caring ethos and as a new member of staff I am very impressed with how valued I have been made to feel and the initiatives to make the working environment a happy place to be.”

“I love working at this school and do find it a good school to work for. I do feel valued and that there are opportunities for me to professionally develop. The behaviour here is good and SLT are supportive. It is a great school to work at.”

“Fantastic place to work - staff very supportive of each other and students.”

“The school is immaculately presented which provides a professional environment for our students to learn in and be proud of. SLT always make time to support every member of staff and the expectation of the workforce is clear.

In addition to the above; parent surveys show that 97% would recommend the school, 99% say their child is taught well and 99% say we look after their child well.

If you would like to be part of a school that values the contribution of all staff in achieving great education and want to work in an environment where everyone is supported to develop further then we would like to speak with you.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs J Annable HR Co-ordinator
  • Address:Hall Road, Northfleet, Kent, DA11 8AQ
  • Telephone: 01474 831020
  • Email: personnel@nsfg.org.uk

Fax: 01474 335058


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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).