Newton Abbot College
Academic Mentor & Tutor of Math and/or English
Ivy Education Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated member of staff to support Newton Abbot College’s disadvantaged students to improve their academic progress in order to reach their potential, with the primary focus being on their literacy and/or numeracy.
This new and exciting role will involve working closely with the Quality of Education team in supporting students with their academic success through a range of methods, including one-to-one mentoring and small group tuition. There is a large body of evidence that tutoring and small-group tuition is effective – particularly where it is targeted at pupils’ specific needs; and that it can be particularly effective for disadvantaged pupils.
Academic Mentors are often graduates with some experience in education or working with students. You may not be a qualified teacher but may be working towards an initial teacher training qualification or considering a career in education.
You will receive a package of ongoing training. The successful applicant will be able to build supportive relationships with young people and have high expectations of student achievement, aspirations and behaviour. Good communication skills, a positive and proactive outlook and a commitment to working as part of a team are essential.
Experience in a similar role would be an advantage.
If you think you can make a difference to our students and relish the idea of joining our successful, supportive and highly motivated team then we want to hear from you!
Newton Abbot College is an over-subscribed secondary school with a growing Sixth Form that is situated in the heart of Newton Abbot, Devon. Our mission is to support, challenge and inspire every individual to be better than they ever dreamt they could be. To achieve this staff and students share the same set of values and drivers that underpin an ethos of traditional values and incredibly high expectations and a culture of high-quality teaching supported by exceptional pastoral care. Staff wellbeing and professional development are always a priority and we work hard to look after our staff and provide them with opportunities to develop their practice and, if they wish, further their careers. There is a very strong sense of community and team at Newton Abbot College; everybody looks out for one another and everybody is proud of their role; as together we grow our college from strength to strength.
Newton Abbot College (“Good” OFSTED April 2019) is part of the Ivy Learning Trust. We have exceptional expectations of our students and staff, and we welcome applicants who share our commitment to place student learning at the centre of everything we do. The Ivy Learning Trust is an inspiring place to work with staff who are dedicated to increasing opportunities, maximising outcomes and improving the life chances of all pupils. We prioritise nurturing and developing the talent of our staff; our induction programme is excellent, and all staff are involved in an innovative CPD programme. All Ivy Learning Trust schools form a wider family with a vision of inspiring excellence through collaboration.
If you like what you see and read and believe that you can support us in continuing to achieve great things here at Newton Abbot College, then do get in touch.
The Ivy Education Trust works closely with all schools within the Trust and beyond. The Ivy Education Trust celebrates the diversity of each of its schools and is founded upon the alignment of vision and values that we all commonly hold to secure the best outcomes for our pupils.
The name of our Trust is inspired by the story of Dr Ivy Williams. Born in Teignbridge (Newton Abbot), in 1877, she managed what we would wish for all the children and young people of Teignbridge and surrounding area that we serve in our schools by fulfilling her childhood dreams and ambitions.
On 10 May 1922 Dr Ivy Williams became the first woman to be called to the Bar (formally recognised as a qualified Barrister of Law) of England and Wales.
The story of Dr Ivy Williams reminds us of the famous quote from Michelangelo:
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.”
The Ivy Education Trust supports and challenges all members of our learning community to dream big, aim high, and achieve more than they ever thought was possible.
If you share these visions and aspirations, then we very much welcome your application for this post.
Application forms and further information are available from our website.
Closing date for applications is 09:00 on Wednesday 4th January 2023. Interviews will take place week commencing 9th January 2023.
Newton Abbot College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful, you will undergo Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service and employment checks.