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
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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