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English and Maths Attendance and Catch up Coach

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Contract:VBSS Support Fixed Term Contract

Salary:£26,654 per annum

Closing date:29/11/2020

Start date:TBC

This is a great opportunity for dynamic individuals with strong communication skills to join a forward thinking college to help students catch up with their English and Maths studies and work with individuals to improve their attendance in English and Maths.


This opportunity has arisen through specific central government ‘catch up’ funding to help students with below grade 4 in English and/or mathematics catch up with their studies as a result of the CV19 pandemic.  It is expected that the post holder will have relevant qualifications in either English or Maths at Level 4 or above.

The role involves coaching and providing study skill support to groups of around five study programmes learners aged 16 to 19 on their subject studies. Coaching sessions will be of an hour to 90 minutes duration and be on a regular basis each week for targeted students. ‘Catch up’ coaches will be supported by the relevant head of department who will ensure teachers provide set work tasks and activities to them to help stimulate and accelerate learners’ focus and progress.

The role also involves working closely with Tutors and students to promote the regular and punctual attendance of students within English and Maths and develop strategies and plans to support the increase in attendance.

Reporting directly to the relevant head of department, you will be part of the English and Maths central team. The post requires a highly-motivated and well-organised individual who can demonstrate a commitment to excellence in student coaching, attendance and measuring progress.

You must have proven experience of working with young people, ideally in coaching or mentoring and to have worked in a college/school/youth work environment.

You will be a highly self-motivated, energetic and driven individual, encompassing a strong sense of autonomy.  You will possess strong presentation and communication skills and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of measuring students’ progress and attendance. You will report on students’ development and acquisition of new knowledge and application of new skills as well as attendance. 

It is essential that the person appointed has the ability to build positive relationships, maintain small group on task focus and exhibits excellent communication and organisational skills.

You will work closely with the relevant teachers, head of department and support services in enabling targeted students to catch up with their studies, attend classes and make swift progress.

You will be a role model for students and maintain the college’s high expectations both of yourself and of students throughout all interface each working day.

The role will require you to embed the college’s values; Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, High Expectations, Responsibility.