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Science Academic Mentor
  • Employer: Wirral School
  • Reference: SCH/22/211147
  • Published: Tue 13/09/2022, 12:37 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/09/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours per week, 38 weeks per year
  • Salary: £19,000 to £21,000
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: South Wirral High School, Merseyside

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Science Academic Mentor

Science Academic Mentor
£19,000 per annum (without a degree) or £21,000 per annum (with a degree) 36 hours per week – 38 weeks per year
Fixed Term to 31/08/2023                 

South Wirral High School is a co-educational foundation secondary school and sixth form located in Eastham, Merseyside, England. The school prides itself on its community ties, working closely with nearby primary schools to help with students' transition to high school. This commitment is shown in our motto "Raising Achievement in Partnership with Families and the Community". This declares a vision for our school where each student’s progress is remarkable. We focus on the whole educational experience, aiming for success in examinations and other aspects
of school life. This includes sports, the arts and as contributors to our community. Extra-curricular activities are an integral part of school life, as we help students to build skills in the 5 'LORIC' principles - Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Character.

The person appointed should:
•    Be a qualified teacher of Science
•    No experience of teaching in secondary school is required, though this is desirable

For the last two years we have run a very successful mentoring programme, to support students whose learning has been affected by Covid. This has proved very popular with students and parents and very rewarding for the mentors. It is anticipated that this will become a permanent provision in the future.
The post will focus on providing individual or small group (maximum 3 students) tuition during school hours and sometimes after school for an hour.
•    Work with class teachers to identify individual needs and gaps in learning
•    Teach individuals and small groups following the South Wirral Science curriculum
•    Set and mark a weekly homework, using the schools online learning packages
•    This post is ideal for a newly qualified teacher who is looking for more experience
     before taking up a first teaching post. For such a candidate the school can provide
     further training experiences
•    Candidates can make flexible arrangements with the school about days of work and durations of contract.

Closing date: Friday 30th September 2022 @12 noon
Interview date: w/c 3rd October 2022
If you wish to find out more about the post, please contact school by emailing

The post is subject to an Enhanced Level DBS check.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of sex, race or disability

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on our schools’ website:

South Wirral High School
Plymyard Avenue
CH62 8EH
Tel: 0151 327 3213