Mentor - Science & Computer Science, Dartford

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Leigh UTCDartford

Date posted:
Start date: Early January 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £70 per day worked
Contract term: Temporary

About the role:  The Leigh UTC are expanding their mentoring team; we are seeking to appoint Learning Mentors who are confident in Science and/or Computer Science to provide support for our Key Stage 4 and 5 pupils on the road to completing their GCSEs and A Levels in 2019.  Working with small groups of pupils and also holding 1:1 intervention meetings with students who require the support, our successful candidate(s) will work with the Teachers and Heads of Department to boost the students' predicted grades and build their confidence.  Our successful candidate(s) will have achieved A*-B grade in Computer Science and/or Science (or closely linked subjects) and, as a desirable criteria, be educated to A Level/Degree which will enable you to prepare the students for what follows GCSEs if they were to select these as an option.    

Starting as soon as our successful candidate is available in the new year, the working basis is flexible and days per week can be agreed in advance with your Line Manager.  For a detailed account of the duties and responsibilities that this role brings, please consult the Job Description by clicking here.  This is a great role for those who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching and a fantastic opportunity for recent graduates who feel they can 'give back' to and support our students through their studies.   

Recent Ofsted success!  The Leigh UTC was recently judged as Good with Outstanding Leadership in our first inspection since opening.  Our key successes and features that our successful candidate can be part of are as follows; 
- The promotion of pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding
- Pupils, including the disadvantaged and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, catch up from previous underachievement and make strong and often rapid progress in a range of subjects and disciplines
- Application to learning is often exemplary
- The Leigh UTC makes a real difference for its pupils and surrounding area. Pupils become motivated to find and follow their passions. They leave well equipped to succeed in engineering and related technical and design careers and contribute to the economy.
- The Principal, with his leaders and staff team, model a high-quality working environment. This rubs off on pupils, who value the supportive ethos, work-like atmosphere.

Working with us: Having opened in September 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities initially for Key Stages 4 and 5, The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curriculum, enabling students to achieve relevant work-related qualifications and transferable skills for future training or employment. The most unique feature of The Leigh UTC is its business ethos that is emphasised by our students' behaviours and supported by our sponsors.

In September 2017, following the request of the Department for Education due to our continued success, The Leigh UTC marked history by expanding its student intake to incorporate Key Stage 3 – the first UTC in the UK to do this.  Furthermore, being the first UTC to have IB World School Status has enabled us to develop strong links in Germany and Qatar. The overarching mission of the Inspiration Academy is to develop curious, academically-skilled young people who aspire to be principled, compassionate learners.  Our curriculum strives to create students who are self-motivated, competent, willing to take risks and lifelong learners.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other academies in the local area.  As part of the 'cluster' structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff better access to career opportunities as the Trust is committed to developing and promoting from within wherever possible.  We also want the Trust to be an organisation where people can enjoy teaching and become the type of teacher they aspire to be.  For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. 

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: The Bridge Development, Brunel Way, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5TF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1322 626 600
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The Leigh UTC opened in 2014 and is part of Leigh Academies Trust.  Sponsors include University of Greenwich, Bluewater, Eurostar and Kenard Engineering.  The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curricu...