Reading Mentor

Forge Valley School is an 11-18 Academy sponsored by Tapton School Academy Trust. The school ethos is founded on the principal that ambition and endeavour are key components in achieving success. Currently serving around 1500 pupils, the new, purpose-built learning environment has excellent facilities to help deliver the curriculum.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Forge Valley School as a Reading Mentor and work under the direct instruction of Senior Leadership in order to support pupils reading development. The role aims to build pupil confidence with reading and close gaps in reading age to ensure that pupils can access the full curriculum.

The successful candidate will possess emotional resilience and be able to enthuse, engage, motivate and challenge pupils to raise achievement at all levels up to KS5. The delivery or effective literacy programmes to close attainment gaps is a key priority for the school this year, and this role is essential for us to be able to meet that priority. The candidate must have a clear understanding of effective strategies to close reading gaps and be willing to undertake relevant training to bring the school’s vision to eradicate illiteracy into fruition. There will be an awareness that pupils may experience different difficulties when reading and reading strategies may be different depending on pupil need. Effective collection of data to evaluate progress and identify impact will also be required as part of the role. Liaising with Subject Leaders about individual pupil progress will also be a part of the role, specifically working alongside the English Department to drive pupil progress.

Closing date for applications is 27th November 2022.

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