Graduate Learning Mentor - Teaching Assistant

12 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
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Graduate of English Learning Mentor/Teaching Assistant - Birmingham

Are you an English or English Literature graduate with either a 1st or 2:1 degree from a well-respected university?

Do you have a passion for the English language, reading and writing that you are able to transfer to pupils in a secondary school?

Are you looking to train as a teacher of English and would like to gain as much experience as possible prior to studying?

Can you effectively support secondary school pupils through your expertise in English?

***English Graduate 2:1 or 1st class degree
***Full time, term time position
***Birmingham Secondary School
***October start 2016
***GBP55-60 per day

My client secondary school, located in south Birmingham, is currently looking to recruit a English Language or English Literature Graduate to join them as a Graduate Learning Mentor/Teaching Assistant. This is a full time, term time position that will start at the beginning of October and run for the full academic year.

As an English Graduate Teaching Assistant you will be working in the school's English department along side some excellent teaching staff. You will be tasked with supporting the English Teachers and their pupils. You will be spread across different year groups depending on the demands of the department. The school require candidates to assist in raising the competency and attainment levels of pupils learning English as well as supporting GCSE and A Level pupils. Certain pupils find learning English difficult so the ability to find different and innovative methods to aid learning will stand you in excellent stead.

As the role of Graduate Mentor is new to the school they are wishing to look at the best way to utilise the skills and knowledge of the individual to the best fit for their pupils.

As with all Graduate Learning Support roles the demands placed on candidates are wide and varied. One day is seldom similar to the next or the previous. At times, you may be expected to work one-on-one with a pupil who may have specific barriers to learning. At other times, you could be expected to break off from the main class with a small group of high achieving students that require work of a more challenging nature.

One thing in common with all Graduate Support roles is that they demand a hard-working, flexible and dedicated candidate who can combine excellent subject knowledge in English and Creative Writing with the ability to empathise with the pupils in a school.

This is the idea stepping stone to a career as English Teacher and will provide you with all the necessary tools and experience to ensure you excel on your future career.

If you're motivated, passionate about becoming an English teacher and are dedicated to developing young minds then my client school would like to see your CV. Please don't hesitate in emailing a copy to Patrick at Edustaff today.