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Academic Mentor (Sixth Form) - Ref: TV54723

Blue Coat C.E. Academy
Walsall, West Midlands
Indicative Salary (Point 12= £18,364 Point 18= £20,325)
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

Blue Coat Church of England Academy

Academic Mentor (Sixth Form)

Fixed Term Contract in the first instance

35 hours per week

NJC 12-18 (dependant on experience)

Indicative Salary (Point 12= £18,364 Point 18= £20,325)

Could you inspire, challenge and motivate sixth form students?  Could you support students to become effective independent learners?  If so this could be the job for you.

We are seeking to appoint an Academic Mentor to support the work of our excellent Sixth Form team.  This is a new role and temporary for 12 months in the first instance.  The role covers the hours of 8:30am-3:30pm, term time plus 5 days to coincide with GCSE and A Level results days.

The successful candidate will play a key role to provide high quality academic mentoring to post 16 students within the Academy and to monitor and evaluate its impact. Developing and implementing strategies which contribute towards effective learning, behaviour and achievement.  We require staff who are excited by this opportunity and who are ready to embrace this challenge, supporting us in delivering a great local school for our local community. For all of us, staff, Governors, children and parents, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a difference to pupils’ lives.

The school has been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, most recently in January 2018:

“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You have created an inclusive and purposeful environment. Blue Coat is a ‘welcoming school’. Pupils enjoy school. Staff are proud of the school. They believe that there is a culture that encourages calm and orderly conduct and is aspirational for all pupils.”

Blue Coat Church of England Academy is one of the oldest educational establishments in Walsall, is well-respected and valued by the community it serves.  We operate on a very collaborative approach to school improvement working with a range of other schools and nationally recognised trainers.  The school is very proud of the family ethos which pervades all aspects of its work, which is grounded in Christian values.  The school has recently been awarded the Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award, demonstrating our commitment to embedding the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into our ethos and curriculum.

In order to be considered for interview, you must fully complete the application form and demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements outlined in the job description.  The application form must be completed in full and C.V.s cannot be accepted.   Please refer to school website for an application for and job description:

Closing date: 25th November 2022 at 11am

Interviews will take place within ten days of the closing date.

Applications to be returned to

Blue Coat Church of England Academy is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils.  All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.  This post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure and a ‘prohibition from teaching’ check will be completed for all applicants.  We are committed to the active promotion of equal opportunities and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

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