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Haberdashers' Abraham Darby
Madeley, Telford
Actual salary £19,631 (full-time equivalent £25,042)
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

Job Details


Actual Salary: £19,631 per annum (Grade 4, Point 5)

35 hours per week (8.00-15.30), Term time + 1 week

Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby is passionate about learning in its widest sense. Our mission is to ensure that our pupils value and enjoy their learning inside and outside the classroom

The ADAPT and THRIVE provisions are two of our alternative pathways and a fundamental part of our pastoral support.  The provisions support KS4 / KS3 learners, who have a variety of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs and require a more bespoke environment to access a broad and balanced curriculum.

Aims of Post of Responsibility: The Academic Mentor will provide academic support, both within the classroom and as part of targeted intervention sessions, to pupils attending our ADAPT and THRIVE provision.  All pupils in this provision have identified Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH). Some pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Responsible to: Head of Pathways, and ultimately to the Principal

Specific Responsibilities

Work with classroom teachers and Pathway leads to identify pupils in need of additional support, particularly with numeracy and literacy skills.

Work with Subject/Class teachers and the Subject Leader to devise appropriate catch-up programmes to support identified pupils in closing knowledge and skills gaps at both KS3 and GCSE level.

Provide individual and small group support for pupils in line with their EHCP plan or individual support plan.

Attend subject lessons to work with the class teacher and to facilitate small group within class tutoring.

Keep records of topics/concepts covered and evidence of pupil progress.

Attend department meetings to discuss pupil progress outcomes.

Use a range of teaching approaches to engage potentially disengaged learners, thinking ‘outside the box’ as required.

Form and maintain positive relationships with pupils and their parents, appreciating that there may be several barriers to learning.

Attend regular meetings as required.

If you think you have what it takes to make a real difference to the lives of the young people at Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby then we would love to hear from you!

If you require more information or would like an informal discussion about either of the roles please contact Mrs C Price, Vice Principal, via email:

Please indicate on your application if you are interested in the ADAPT (KS4) role or the THRIVE (KS3) role or if you wish to be considered for either role.  Completed application forms for both posts should be returned to the HR Manager, Ms D J Tudor, either electronically via email or by post/hand.


Address: Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby, Ironbridge Road, Madeley, Telford  TF7 5HX

The closing date for both roles is 3pm on Wednesday 26th June 2024 (Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, we reserve the right to close the advertisement early and to interview and appoint before the closing date - therefore early applications are encouraged.)

Supporting Documents for ACADEMIC MENTOR - ADAPT / THRIVE


Background Information on Haberdashers' Abraham Darby

We are an 11-18 mixed school which opened in 2008 and moving into a brand new state of the art building in July 2012. We are members of the Haberdashers' West Midlands Academies Trust. We are located a short distance from the picturesque River Severn and Ironbridge Gorge, not far from Telford and Shrewsbury, with good railway, road and motorway links to both the M54 and M6.

An Introduction to The Haberdashers' Company

The Haberdashers' Company is one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies and has a long history closely connected to the development of the City of London. They are a welcoming and inclusive organisation with a strong social purpose.  They are proud of their routes, traditions and values that go back centuries, but equally, they are a modern organisation committed to a vibrant and diverse future.  They harness the resources of the Haberdashers' community to empower young people from every background and enable them to flurish.

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Haberdashers' Abraham Darby Academy
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United Kingdom

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