St Mary's Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE.

Academic Mentors

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time - term time plus specified days

£19,312.00 - £20,493.00 per annum, pro rata (Actual £17,016 - £18,057)

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

St Mary's Catholic School

Benton Park Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


Number on Roll c.1400

Headteacher: E Patterson.

37 hours per week, term time only plus 11 on call days.

Required for December 2021 or January 2022.

Fixed Term Contract (until 31st August 2022).

The Governors wish to appoint two Academic Mentors to support student achievement throughout the school. One Academic Mentor will largely support students in our English department and one Academic Mentor will largely support students in our Maths department. Please specify on your application form which post you are applying for and candidates are able to apply for both posts.

The successful applicants will be hard working, flexible, and have excellent communication skills. It is essential that any applicant enjoys working with and supporting young people, as this is an essential part of the role. In addition, we are looking for candidates who can engage very well with learners, work successfully as part of a departmental team and lead individual and small group sessions with students to support their academic progress in English/Literacy or Maths/Numeracy. Successful candidates may also be asked to support students in other areas of the school.

The successful candidates would also need to be prepared to support the Catholic/Christian ethos at St Mary’s in these roles. Full training and unstinting support will be available, to allow those appointed to flourish in these posts. English or Maths at GCSE Grade C or equivalent is required and previous experience of working with children or young people, as well as A Level or degree level qualifications in English or Maths, are desirable. There is the potential for these roles to become permanent roles at St Mary’s from September 2022 onwards.

St Mary’s is a very popular and happy school, rated Outstanding by the Diocese and Ofsted. We became an academy in 2013 and enjoy outstanding facilities in a new building, which opened in 2011. We joined the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust in June 2020. We are also very popular with parents and are one of the most over-subscribed schools in the North-East. We have around 1,200 students in the main school and our Sixth Form is almost 300. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a highly successful and forward thinking school.

In addition, we lead much school to school support, initial teacher training and CPD and leadership development within our Trust and more widely. As a result, further opportunities for professional development are wide-ranging and an added attraction for potential new staff.

If you require any further information about the post, please do not hesitate to contact Louise Douds, Director of Finance and Support Services on 0191 215 3264.

Application packs are available to download here, from our school website, or by e-mailing the Director of Finance and Support Services,

Closing date: 9.00am on Friday 12th November, 2021. Interviews are likely to be held in the following fortnight.

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Fixed Term

Closing date:

12 November 2021

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