Hours: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Telephone number: 0330 313 9800
Email address: email@example.com
Required September 2023
Do you want to join a team of teachers who deliver quality tuition to young people in disadvantaged communities? Do you want to make a big difference to young people by helping them to secure a Grade ‘5’ in English? Would you like to teach GCSE pupils in group sizes of six? Would you like to work from home for one day each week? If so, joining our team as a Star Tutor is the perfect role for you.
About Star Central
Star Central, which is based at our head office in Blackburn, Lancashire, provides leadership, strategic direction and support to Star Academies, Star Institute, and our schools.
The Star Central team includes experts from a range of professional backgrounds, who work together to provide an outstanding support service to the Star community. We support our schools to provide educational and operational excellence and to cultivate a strong Star community, with the aim of nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s
Who we’re looking for
We are currently seeking to recruit a team of experienced and talented teachers who have considerable success in delivering the GCSE in English Language and Literature.
This is an exciting and challenging post working within a small team to deliver our ambition to secure life-changing outcomes for young people in disadvantaged communities. You will deliver tuition to groups of six GCSE pupils at a time – all of whom have the potential to secure a Grade ‘5’ in English Language and Literature. Working closely with the regular teacher, you will devise and deliver a tuition programme during the school day that complements their learning in the classroom.
As Star Tutor, you would be deployed into two of our schools in one of three regions: North West, Bradford or West Midlands – spending two days at each school and working from home for one day each week.
You will have:
A degree in English or related subject.
A passion for securing life-changing outcomes for young people in disadvantaged communities.
Experience of successful delivery of GCSE English Language and Literature.
Knowledge of the AQA specification in GCSE English Language and Literature.
A willingness to work with young people and their teachers and leaders across two schools.
About Star Academies
Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 30 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment, and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.
Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.
We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.
Find out more
For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact Star Central by calling 0330 313 9800.
Closing date: 2 May 2023, midnight
Please apply online
Interview date: week commencing 8 May 2023.This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.
Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.
Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.
An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.