Academic Coach

Thorns Collegiate Academy

  • Band D SCP 9 - 17 £4,149 – £4,773 per annum
  • West Midlands / West Midlands
  • Permanent
  • Part Time
Posted 1 week ago

POST: Literacy Academic Coach

LOCATION: Thorns Collegiate Academy

GRADE: Grade D SCP 9 – 17

SALARY: £25,119 – £28,770 per annum, pro rata.


HOURS: 7 hours per week, term time but open to discussion


Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust is an established Multi-Academy Trust of primary and secondary academies across the West Midlands.


Our reputation is built on our core values of innovation, collaboration and inspiring individuals within our care.

We want every single person that comes through the doors of one of our academies to leave having grown as an individual, in terms of their skill set and their respect for others.  

We believe that every person who passes through our doors deserves the very best that we can offer. Everyone who works with and for the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust does so because they believe in children and want their futures to be happy and successful. 

We are looking for an Academic Coach of literacy to work in innovative ways with children, particularly with the most vulnerable. To help children and their families overcome barriers to learning and supporting them to access amenities or information. 


We can offer:


Opportunities across our MAT to enhance skills and experience
Excellent career development opportunities
Exceptional CPD provision
a supportive working environment and team ethos
friendly, enthusiastic children.
Key Responsibilities:

·        Establish productive working relationships and one to one coaching relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations. Support them in their action plans and to overcome barriers to their learning.

·        Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom.

·        Encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all students in activities.

·        Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.

·        Provide feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement.

·        Provide accurate and objective feedback and reports as required.

·        Record progress and achievement in coaching sessions.


Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

This is a unique role with capacity to demonstrable a real impact on children


You will be responsible for providing one-to-one and small group intervention, specifically focusing on the delivery of our ‘Lexia’ intervention and personalised Literacy interventions that plug gaps in knowledge, providing instruction to individuals, helping them to develop their language skills. The successful candidate will be expected to provide a Literacy based lunch club on the day they are working in school, including supporting with the running and improvement of the library area. At times, the successful candidate may be asked to complete assessment tasks with the students they are working with.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in English education and a passion for helping students succeed. You should have a proven track record of success in working with students to improve their writing, reading, and language skills.

We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice where all staff can thrive. We believe that supporting our staff both personally and professionally allows them to give their very best to our students. Our aim is to foster a working culture that recognises and reflects the importance of good mental health and wellbeing and provides effective support when colleagues need it.

Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its entire staff to share this commitment.  All post-holders will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including a Children’s Barred List check for post carrying out a regulated activity.

Closing Date: 13th July 2024

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