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Graduate Mentor

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“We are looking for a graduate mentor who is experienced in supporting students aged 11 - 16 in any setting and looking to progress further into the education sector. The successful graduate mentor will be working alongside teaching and support staff at our highly supportive secondary school, providing support to students at KS3 and GCSE level. Focussing primarily on the core subjects of Maths and English, any graduates with either relevant degree specialisms or a natural flare for Literacy and Numeracy and encouraged to show their interest”

-          School SENCO and Assistant Headteacher

Our client secondary school situated in the Trafford area of South Manchester is looking for a graduate mentor to start with them in January. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate to gain experience within a secondary school environment on a full-time basis supporting students in the lower ability sets of Maths and English. The students that require further support have been identified as being behind their peers with regards attainment levels and as a result, funding has been allocated for a graduate mentor to work alongside these students for the period a term.

Supporting from January (potential to start sooner in December) until May for the end of the Spring term and part of the Summer term, the successful graduate mentor should have existing experience of working with individuals aged 11 – 16 in a previous setting. This experience could be from a prior role supporting at a secondary school or teaching/tutoring at a tutor club or any other relevant setting.

Key aspects of the Graduate Mentor role:

  • Pay ranging up to GBP1350 per month depending on specific hours
  • Full time graduate mentor required: January 2020 - May 2020 in the first instance
  • Provide support primarily in Maths and English but also option to support elsewhere in school
  • Prior experience is necessary of supporting and working with students aged 11 - 16
  • Highly supportive senior leadership team and close-knit SEN department

Any graduates who have degrees in Maths or English based subjects are highly encouraged to apply now as subject knowledge is a key aspect of this support role.

This secondary school is situated in the South Manchester area of Trafford bordering between Altrincham, Sale and Stretford/Chorlton. The Greater Manchester Metrolink services this area on a very regular basis making it highly accessible all of Manchester as well as being situated near to the M60 motorway network. The school is a large mixed school with approximately 1200 students on roll.

If you are a graduate mentor looking to progress further into the education sector securing a mentor position at this very supportive secondary school then apply now with your most recent CV outlining all relevant experience. Any experience of supporting students with special educational needs or lower ability in a mentoring or tutoring capacity is highly desirable so please highlight this as applicable. For any further information, contact Shiv at Manchester South Secondary.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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