Job Purpose:

To help prepare pupils for their GCSE exams.

To encourage, monitor and support pupils in their independent study.

To provide support for Year 11 throughout the GCSE year, including the provision of resources to aid study and talks to motivate the year group.

Reporting Line: Assistant Principal – Pupil Development and Wellbeing

Tenure: Maternity cover - Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, 38 weeks of the year (term-time plus 2 holiday working weeks) The role may also involve some after-school hours

Surbiton High School’s seeks an outstanding Academic Mentor who is passionate about inspiring, encouraging and empowering our pupils to achieve their very best.

Key Responsibilities:

To monitor the overall mentoring of the GCSE year group.
Working with the Head of Year (HOY), Learning Enrichment Department and the Assistant Principals to monitor the provision of mentoring for Year 11 pupils, including academic, teacher mentors and all other specific intervention.
To provide motivation, show purpose and give meaning to the pupils’ GCSE studies.
To provide revision resources and support sessions for the entire year group, including addressing the pupils twice throughout the year in PSHE sessions to aid exam preparation.
To register that pupils are present as required in supervised study sessions.
To maintain a productive working environment in the Library/Study Area.
To develop suitable materials which will benefit pupils’ organisation and/or work ethic.
To encourage, establish and support positive routines.
To support pupils who need guidance in areas such as:

Organisation and time management
Methods of study
How to broaden their knowledge and understanding of their subjects
How to obtain subject-specific help with their studies

To liaise with Form Tutors and Heads of Year over:

Pupils who do not attend supervised study sessions
Pupils who are failing to make the best use of supervised study sessions

To liaise with subject teachers over:

Content of syllabuses and programmes of study
Activities pupils should be undertaking
Subject-specific issues pupils are experiencing with their studies

Carrying out any such duties as may be reasonably requested.