Academic Mentor (National Tutoring Programme) vacancy at Witton Park Academy

Salary: £19,264.00 - £20,852.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Neil Riley
Location: Blackburn
Closing Date: 27/06/2022 09:00

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Teacher
Interview Date: 30/06/2022
Start Date: 01/09/2022
Contracted Term: AYR - All year around
Contracted Hours: 37.00
Contracted Weeks: 52.00
Department: Whole School
Pay Grade: C/D
Scale Point: 4-8

Job Advert

Welcome to Witton Park Academy

Innovating… Engaging… Caring… Learning… Succeeding Together.

With pride and passion we unite our school and our local community, and lead the drive to be ‘always learning’.

We are extremely proud of our school; the achievements of our pupils, the expertise and dedication of our staff, our outstanding facilities and our reputation as a centre of excellence.

Our ultra-modern school buildings allow our pupils to flourish in facilities for learning that truly do enable us to trail blaze innovative learning – from the bright and attractive classrooms, to the fully equipped outside play areas, the facilities allow our pupils to fully explore their talents and to shine in those areas that they most enjoy.

A building, however, is only as good as the people working within; we believe we have some of the best students and teachers in the world. Staff and pupils benefit from the investment we place on their development: as well as playing a key part in supporting other schools through the Achievement through Collaboration Trust, we have a variety of external partners from Google, The Schools, Students and Teacher Network and with University College London. Partnerships like these create opportunities for all members of our team.

We understand how important choosing the right school is and so, on behalf of our pupils and staff, we warmly invite you to visit our school and experience for yourself the quality of education we offer.

Andy Burton


Required for September 2022 Academic Mentor (National Tutoring Programme) 


Closing date: 27 June 09:00am


Interview date: W/C 27 June 2022


Contract term: Fixed Term for 12 months 


Salary: £19,264 - £20,852 paid holidays included


Witton Park Academy is part of Achievement through Collaboration Trust - an ambitious and supportive Trust, where children come first and are at the heart of all we do.


Utilising the National Tutoring Programme subsidised route to tutoring this academic year. We are looking for an Academic Mentor who shares our values and to join our staff on a 12 month fixed term contract.


Our Academic Mentor will work solely with the aim of supporting our students whose learning has been most affected by the disruption of the pandemic. 


Your primary role will be to offer a tailored programme of support unique for our school and students. As a school which serves in a context of high needs this support will be both academic and pastoral in nature.


For secondary schools the subjects covered are: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages.


The role:


● You will play an integral role working with the Senior Leadership Team to identify, create, prepare, deliver and monitor small group tutoring session (1:3, 1:2, 1:1)

● Identify learning gaps and create bespoke interventions.

● Deliver engaging sessions to support pupils.

● Take into account barriers to learning and/or additional needs.

● Derive measurable outcomes and track progress.

● Demonstrate safeguarding standards in all practice.


Required qualifications:


● Degree in relevant subject

● Level 3 Qualifications

● Minimum of a grade 4 in English and Maths at GCSE level


Learn, grow and develop through:


● Expert online training from Liverpool Hope University

● £19,264 - £20852 salary based on experience, including paid holidays

● Scheduled time with you and your school for on board support

● Ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and an excellent aftercare programme


To find out further details on the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) please go to

This is a wonderful opportunity for an ambitious and dedicated professional to join our school and make a difference to the lives of our students and the community we serve.


We welcome visits to the school or informal conversations. Please contact Neil Riley, Deputy Headteacher if you wish to take advantage of this opportunity


Achievement through Collaboration Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. References will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates and appointments will be subject to satisfactory DBS and Employment checks.

Safeguarding Information

Achievement Through Collaboration Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Achievement Through Collaboration Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
Degree in a relevant subject
GCSE Maths and English grade 4-9 (A-C) or equivalent
Educated to a minimum of level 3 Level 3 Qualifications