Job Description

EPPP Student Mentor

(Academic inc. GCSE English & Maths and Pastoral)


Job Type: Full time – with some flexible hours during the week
Contract: 1 year fixed term contract (with a view to becoming a permanent role)
Start Date: September 2024

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated candidate to act as an academic and pastoral mentor to a group of Highclare GCSE students who are also part of an elite sporting performance player programme (EPPP). The role requires supporting students in their preparation for GCSE examinations and being a key point of liaison between the School and external organisations. The students in question come from a variety of backgrounds to Highclare School in Y9 and Y10 and due to sporting commitments are absent from School a great deal. They need specific support in transition to an independent school, managing workload and tutoring support for their GCSE subjects, particularly English and Maths.

This full-time role is an excellent opportunity for a tutor passionate about making a difference in our students’ academic journey.

Day-to-day role:

  • Conduct tutoring sessions with small groups of students in both Yr10 and 11, focusing on GCSE exam preparation for both English & Maths. (The ability to support in Science as well would be advantageous)
  • With support from classroom teachers, develop engaging, interactive sessions and learning activities tailored to the student’s needs.
  • Supporting in assessing the students’ progress and adapt teaching methods to maximise learning outcomes.
  • Be the main liaison point between Highclare School, parents/guardians, and external organisations so all are kept informed on progress, organisation and scheduling of the education programme.

Required Skills and Personal Specification:

  • Proven track record of teaching or tutoring the UK English & Maths curriculum up to GCSE level.
  • Ability to create a supportive and motivating learning environment.
  • The ability to communicate well between stakeholders involved in the programme
  • Reliable mode of transportation to ensure punctuality and consistency.
  • The ability to be flexible with working hours throughout the week and during school holiday times if needed.

Closing date: 12 noon Tuesday 12th March 2024; however, we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

For more information, please contact Mr Matt Coles (Deputy Head: Academic) on 0121 373 7400 or

How to apply: Applicants are required to complete the Highclare School application form below and provide a short covering letter detailing your suitability for the role. Completed application forms should be returned by email to CVs will not be accepted.

Staff benefits include:

  • A competitive salary with a pension scheme (defined contribution scheme)
  • Professional development opportunities, including a generous and supportive CPD policy
  • Small class sizes and excellent pupil behaviour
  • The opportunity for innovative and creative teaching and learning opportunities without the pressures of national testing
  • Generous fee discount for staff children
  • Free flu vaccines
  • Long service recognition
  • Salary sacrifice Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free parking
  • Staff social events


Highclare School is committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the community we are part of. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age or disability. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

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.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including referencing checks and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).