Graduate Mentor (Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English), Camberwell, London

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Ark All Saints AcademyCamberwell, London

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Ark support staff band 5; £6,365 - £17,822 per annum, depending on hours worked (pro rata based on a
Contract term: Permanent

Graduate Mentors (Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English)

Ark All Saints Academy opened in September 2013 with an intake of 120 Year 7 scholars, and will grow year on year to become an 11 – 18 school by 2019.

Our staff team is deeply committed to the new Academy’s transformation and future, and looking to create a vision for success, a culture of academic achievement and a nurturing environment in which our scholars can thrive.  A Church of England school whose only admission criteria is on distance, we welcome scholars of all faiths and none and we expect all members of staff to support and uphold the moral ethos of our Academy.

We are now looking to recruit enthusiastic Graduate Mentors in the core subjects (Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology) to join our Academy.  We are looking for someone with a commitment to helping every child succeed.  This is a hugely important post and a fantastic opportunity to be part of our Academy’s first GCSE year.

This post would also be a great opportunity for those looking to start their journey to becoming a teacher.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be passionate about the subject and committed to helping the scholars gain excellent results
  • demonstrate high levels of ambition and optimism regarding what the Academy and its scholars can achieve
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of scholars

We will review applications as we receive them, so applicants may be contacted before the closing date.

For any queries relating to your application, please contact the recruitment team on or 0203 116 6345.

Job Description: Graduate Mentors (Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English)

Reports to: Head of Department

Start date:   ASAP

Salary:         Ark support staff band 5; £6,365 - £17,822 per annum, depending on hours worked (pro rata based on a year round salary of £21,406)

Contract:     Term time only, part time/full time

The Role

We are looking to fill 5 separate roles; 1 each for Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.

To support scholars (both individually and in groups) with intervention classes in which children make rapid academic progress in the subject and form habits of excellence.


The post will be term time only, with overtime during school holiday periods possible according to business need. We are open to discussion on hours and are happy to consider full time and part time contracts for this role.

Key responsibilities

  • To support individuals and groups of scholars to help them make rapid academic progress in the subject
  • To support teachers and other colleagues to help create an effective and purposeful learning environment.

Outcomes and activities

Undertake planning for group and one-to-one interventions with the Head of Department and other subject teachers

  • Run after-school GCSE intervention sessions with Year 10 & Year 11 scholars
  • Run intervention sessions with high-prior-attaining scholars from all year groups during the school day
  • Work with teachers to assess the needs of individual children
  • Observe, record and feedback information of scholar performance
  • Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal and Head of Department.

Person Specification

Qualification Criteria

  • Maths and English GCSE or equivalent at grade B or above
  • Qualified to degree level
  • One of the following:
    • A-Levels or equivalent at grade B or above in the subject (Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or English)
    • Subject-related degree; or
  • Right to work in UK.


Personal characteristics

  • Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every scholar
  • Helpful, positive, calm and caring nature
  • Able to establish good working relationships with all other staff
  • Able to follow instructions accurately but make good judgments and lead when required.

Specific skills

  • Good communication skills, including written and oral
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Competent with computers and other technology
  • Good administrative and organisational skills
  • Able to lead intervention sessions for scholars after receiving comprehensive training
  • Able to understand and implement particular strategies and methods to help scholars to improve their learning and enjoyment of learning
  • Able to help implement the necessary routines and patterns to establish good behaviour management within the school
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality and discretion.


  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all scholars
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service.

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Job location

More about Ark All Saints Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Wyndham Road, Camberwell, London, SE5 0UB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7701 4166
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Ark All Saints Academy is a four-form entry academy in Camberwell, south east London, which opened in 2013 as part of Ark Schools. We are a mixed Church of England school with strong values and a Christian ethos. We welcome children aged 11-18 of all...