Become an Academic Mentor

As part of the government-backed National Tutoring Programme, you can become an Academic Mentor, working with a selection of schools across the country whose pupils’ education has been most impacted by the pandemic.

Becoming an Academic Mentor allows you to make a real difference to pupils across the country who have experienced disruption to their education due to the disruption caused by the pandemic. They need people like you, who are passionate about education. Working in either primary or secondary schools you will be an ‘in school’ resource, working alongside the pupil’s teacher to provide 15-hour blocks of targeted support for those who need it most. In primary schools, Academic Mentors will cover subjects including literacy, numeracy, and science. In secondary schools, tuition sessions will cover English, maths, science, humanities and modern foreign languages.

You will be in a unique position to build relationships, raise confidence and shape the future of these pupils.

Use your qualifications to make an impact

Academic Mentors must have the following qualifications:

  • Have a university degree (2.2) or above
  • Or have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Must have Level 4 (Grade C) or above in GCSE Maths and English or equivalent qualifications

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Working with Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in the school to identify the support each pupil needs
  • Identify learning gaps and helping to shape bespoke intervention programme for pupils
  • Developing and delivering engaging sessions to support a range of learning styles with clear learning objectives, considering any barriers to learning or additional needs
  • Delivering measurable outcomes from each session to track progress

Benefits that add up

As an Academic Mentor you will have paid-for training and be employed on a fixed term contract by the school, for the duration of the school year. You can earn up to £19,000 and will have paid holidays, ongoing CPD and an aftercare programme. As part of our aftercare program you will have access to a dedicated Recruitment Partner who will act as your single point of contact during your placement. Your Recruitment Partner will schedule time with both you and your school to support your onboarding and invite you to join peer support groups to share best practice as well as accessing sessions on mental health and wellbeing.

If you’re a recent graduate this is an excellent opportunity to consider a vocational career in teaching, where you will develop skills in a school environment, or you may be a qualified teacher looking to return to work after a career break. This is a chance to really make a difference to a pupil’s opportunities in education.

Become an Academic Mentor

Training designed to support you in the role

Once selected, Academic Mentors will complete a programme of online training with Liverpool Hope University. This will be one week for qualified teachers and two weeks for other suitable applicants.

If you are interested in becoming an Academic Mentor, applications are now open.

Register your details to find out more about how you can shape the future of a pupil whose education has been impacted by the pandemic.

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