Job title: English Academic Mentor
Job type: Contract
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Secondary
Expertise: Support
Pay interval: Daily
Pay rate: Negotiable
Location: Surbiton, Kingston-Upon-Thames
Job published: 08-06-2021
Job ID: 40416

Job Description

English Academic Mentor | Kingston-Upon-Thames


Are you a high-achieving English Graduate considering a future-career as an English Teacher?! Do you have a love for English Language and English Literature that you want to use to inspire others?


If so, and you have been searching for ways to prepare for a future PGCE application, this English Academic Mentor role is just the role you have been looking for!


What’s more, you will also be helping to support students who have fallen behind due to COVID-related factors AND working at a supportive, friendly and community-focused school.


English Academic Mentor – Kingston-Upon-Thames

  • 11-18, Mixed Comprehensive School in Kingston-Upon-Thames
  • £70 per day | £350 per week | Paid weekly on a PAYE basis
  • Initial one-year placement | September 2021-July 2022
  • Opportunities to progress on to Salaried Teacher Training Programme from September 2022
  • Full induction and Training Programme provided throughout Placement
  • Very supportive English department and extended Leadership Team


What does an English Academic Mentor do?


  • Teach English to students in small groups and 1:1, making sure each session maintains pace, motivation & challenge.
  • Create your own lesson plans and deliver these as intervention sessions to students requiring additional support in English.
  • Make your sessions engaging and relevant, utilising real world examples wherever possible.
  • Liaise with Pastoral Welfare Leaders (PWLs), SENDCo & Class teachers of pupils needing additional support to discuss how best they can be supported and any topic areas to target specifically.
  • Plan termly schedules of work for sessions across different year groups and abilities.
  • Gather appropriate resources and adapting lessons to suit the different varying ability levels and prior understanding.
  • Set & mark initial tests and assessments, in order to monitor & evaluate progress.
  • Ensure a good working relationship with the students, so they feel comfortable to speak up when they are not sure of the answer.
  • Model consistently high standards of learning & ensure each student has a positive attitude towards not only their personal education but the school as a whole.
  • Engage in additional training/Continual Professional Development (CPD) activities provided by the school.


If this English Graduate Academic Mentor vacancy will give you exactly the experience you are looking for prior to applying for an English PGCE, contact Ribbons & Reeves today who will arrange interviews for successful English Graduate applicants within 3 working days.


English Academic Mentor – Kingston-Upon-Thames | English Graduate