Early Literacy Interventionist

6 days left

Wembrook Primary School, Nuneaton
£17 per hour
27 Jul 2022
19 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Part time temporary
Working Pattern
Term time

About Innovations for Learning UK

Innovations for Learning (IfL) is a small but growing charity that believes in the power of literacy to transform lives. We innovatively combine corporate volunteering, expert staff and technology to enable the meaningful human interaction that improves reading outcomes for young children in the UK. Our largest programme, TutorMate, uses a unique, online platform to pair corporate volunteers with children in need of reading support, and has been proven to improve the literacy outcomes and reading enjoyment of young children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

About the role

Working for 5 hours per day (9 - 12 and 1 - 3), 5 days a week, at Wembrook Primary School in Nuneaton, this role will pilot a new programme of 1:1 focus sessions with Reception and Year 1 children, which includes use of a specialised online tool designed to support learners who are at risk of falling behind with their phonics. This role is subject to an initial one year contract.

We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic individual who loves working with young children and who wants to make their mark in a fast-growing charity. We can offer training, flexible working, a small friendly team and a chance to improve the lives of disadvantaged children.


  • Provides an initial placement assessment to target children in reception to determine where further support is needed
  • Using IFL’s online tool, delivers differentiated, daily 1:1 targeted, 7 minute phonics sessions to pupils using a systematic, synthetic approach
  • Uses a variety of additional activities to reinforce phonics skills
  • Supports children to use secure phonics knowledge to read decodable books
  • Documents each session with a child with a note reviewing the skills practised or mastered and a goal for the next session.
  • Challenges pupils to reach each new goal and celebrates pupil success
  • Works closely on an ongoing basis with classroom teachers, reading support staff and school team to understand progression of the schools phonics teaching Works closely with classroom teachers to establish tailored plans for each child
  • Provides school leaders with data and information on pupil progress
  • Gathers feedback from school on progress of the pilot and any implementation challenges, aiming to help IFL continuously improve programme delivery
  • Collaborates with colleagues at IFL to further improve the ELI model and suggest amendments to programme delivery

Required skills & experience

  • A university degree, or relevant experience, ideally in a field related to education or childcare
  • At least one year’s experience in supporting young children with phonics in a classroom setting
  • Highly motivated, energetic individual with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Highly computer literate with hands-on experience of using MS Office and platforms and tools such as Salesforce CRM, Mailchimp, Google analytics, Google Ads, PowerPoint and more.
  • Excellent personal planning and a proven ability to work independently
  • A self-starter and quick learner
  • Ability to adapt and embrace a changing environment
  • An understanding of Child Safeguarding

How to Apply

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please send a CV and covering letter (no more than two pages) explaining your interest and how you meet the requirements of the job description to communityuk@tutormate.org

Innovations for Learning is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure. Copies of our Safeguarding Policy and Safer Recruitment Policy are available on request.

As a charity that values and celebrates people's diversity and champions opportunities for all young people, we are keen to receive applications from people who have experienced disadvantage and from those who are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities who are currently underrepresented in the organisation. We believe that a diverse organisation is one that is

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