Vacancy Summary

Contract type: TTO (39 weeks) 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: Level 2 – SCP 14, £ 14,863.20 actual 
Closing date for applications: Friday 13 September 2019
Interviews / selection: w/c 16 September 2019 

Vacancy Information

To challenge educational and social disadvantage by providing academic and pastoral support in order to achieve the highest possible standards and prepare all our students to lead successful lives. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support and guidance to students who are experiencing difficulties in learning due to social, emotional or behavioural problems, or other issues which affect their ability to learn.
  • Contribute to decision making around the selection of students for mentoring.
  • Work with relevant staff to assess students' needs and devise strategies to overcome barriers preventing them from achieving their full potential.
  • Work with students and relevant staff to develop, implement, monitor and review mentoring action plans.
  • Help students to increase their confidence and self-esteem by listening to them and devising appropriate strategies.
  • Run mentoring groups in response to assessment (e.g. Boxall), including creative and sporting activities.
  • Help students who are not achieving their potential on a one-to-one basis outside the classroom or within lessons.
  • Ensure mentoring is consistent and the relevant staff / parents are well informed.
  • Support students through the transition to secondary education.
  • Liaise with relevant staff and external agencies, as needed, to ensure all students' needs are met
  • Contact parents / carers frequently in order to strengthen the three-way partnership between families, students and staff.
  •  Maintain accurate records and prepare written reports and evaluations.
  • Participate in the academy coaching process.
  • Engage fully in the academy appraisal process to fulfil personal potential and be able to participate effectively in the implementation of the academy’s goals and improvement plan.
  • Attend meetings / training and carry out administrative tasks and duties as specified on the academy calendar.
  • Consistently implement all academy policies. 
  • Contribute to decision-making and consultation procedures.
  • Report any safeguarding concerns immediately to a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by the Principal.

 This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It will be reviewed annually

Personal Specification: 

AttributesEssentialDesirableHow identifiedQualifications

  • Grade C or above in GCSE English and mathematics
  • Good honours degree
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • First aid qualification
  • Application
  • Certification


  • Values driven
  • Working with young people
  • Support students with a range of specific learning needs
  • Working in an inner-city area of high deprivation
  • Teaching or mentoring in a school
  • Working in a similar role
  • Application
  • Interview
  • References

Knowledge and skills

  • High expectations which motivate and challenge students
  • Ability to construct successful relationships in order to manage behaviour
  • Commitment to safeguarding
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Analytical thinker
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records
  • Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Understanding of what makes a Dixons academy different and successful
  • Some understanding of how children learn
  • Safeguarding procedures
  • Use of data management system/s e.g. SIMS
  • Pupil Premium funding and proven strategies for raising attainment
  • Current educational policy
  • Application
  • Interview
  • References


  • Strong moral purpose and drive for improvement
  • Mission-aligned
  • Humble and kind
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, flexible
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good sense of humour
  • Desire to develop yourself
  • Ability to receive and act on feedback
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Commitment to the full life of the academy
  • Willingness to offer extra-curricular provision
  • Application
  • Interview
  • References

Exceptional school at the heart of Bradford Ofsted Outstanding; placed in the top 40 nationally for Progress 8 

Dixons Kings Academy opened in September 2011 and currently has over 800 students on roll.  We are significantly over subscribed and our results continue to improve year on year. 
Why choose Dixons Kings Academy?  Culture of high expectations; supporting teachers so all students can learn  Focus on feedback and professional growth  Opportunities across the Trust  Exceptionally visible senior leadership team  Supportive line management; one team focused on fairness The right candidate will be totally aligned to our values of integrity, diligence and civility and completely committed to our mission: to ensure everyone receives the support and care needed to become successful and lead a purposeful and happy life. 

Dixons Academies Trust The Dixons Academies Trust is a family of 11 primary, secondary and all-through schools in Bradford and Leeds.  We are committed to making a difference where it matters most:

  •  Values driven
  • Almost 30 years of challenging educational and social disadvantage
  • Ambitious for every child and highly inclusive
  • Top Trust in the country for progress at secondary
  • Exceptional colleagues will support you to be your best
  • Low staff turnover 

Learn more or call the academy on 01274 449706 and speak to Karen Summers, HR & Cover Manager, to discuss the role further. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.  The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. More information about the post and a downloadable application form, job description and person specification can be found on our website:  Applications should be returned to Karen Summers via email to  

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