Whether you’re thinking about a teaching career or have already qualified, you could be part of the country’s Covid recovery programme by supporting pupils who have been hardest hit from disruption to their education.
By becoming an Academic Mentor as part of the government’s National Tutoring Programme (NTP), you will help deliver educational support in a paid, full-time role within an eligible primary or secondary school in England. This is a great opportunity to make a difference to a pupil’s life as well as gaining valuable experience within a school environment, especially if you are considering a career in teaching. This role could equally appeal to fully qualified teachers planning a return to education following a career break.
As an Academic Mentor you will work with pupils in small groups or by providing one-to-one support, alongside class teachers, delivering quality and engaging tuition (depending on your specialism) in:
- foreign languages
By listening, guiding and encouraging, you will motivate pupils to help get their learning back on track and fulfil their educational potential. Academic Mentors also give constructive feedback and set achievable goals along the way.
While you will need to be a graduate with a 2:2 or higher degree or have Qualified Teacher Status, you will also benefit from a two-week custom programme of online training created and delivered by Liverpool Hope University, or one week’s training for fully qualified teachers.
This is a paid role where you will earn a salary of up to £19,000, including paid holidays, and ongoing CPD. If you are accepted onto the scheme, and once you have completed the online training, you will be matched with a school, based on your skills and experience as well as the school’s requirements, within travelling distance of your home address.
This is a great opportunity to make a difference to a pupil’s life as well as gaining valuable experience within a school environment.
You will take a genuine interest in the pupils offering a friendly and professional approach to their education and will be in a unique position to shape their future and your career.
What are the main responsibilities of the role?
- Working with Senior Leadership Team (SLT) within the school to identify the support each pupil needs
- Identifying learning gaps and helping to shape a bespoke intervention programme for pupils
- 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
- Demonstrating safeguarding standards in all practice
What qualifications do I need?
- Graduate with 2:2 or higher or Qualified Teacher Status
- Level 4 (Grade C) or above in GCSE maths and English or equivalent qualifications, where agreed by the DfE
- Academic Mentors must have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the programme