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TKAT ACE – A Champion for Every Child

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TKAT ACE is one-to-one tutoring for disadvantaged pupils.

Within TKAT there are About 5,500 primary and secondary pupils entitled to free school meals who will receive pastoral and academic support.

It is believed to be one of the most comprehensive trust-wide mentoring schemes. It is also more welfare-focused than the National Tutoring Programme, and more sustainable than initiatives funded through one-off recovery premium funding.

The “A Champion for Every Child”, or ACE, the rollout has allowed schools to hire “ambition tutors” full-time.

Dr Karen Roberts, TKAT’s chief executive, said: “It’s quite simple. You give a child an adult who’s their champion, who makes contact with them twice a week.

“If you’ve got that person in your life, you get that relationship going.”

Tutors are trained in helping pupils overcome barriers to academic, social and emotional development.

Please click on this link to find out more about being an ACE Tutor: https://youtu.be/9Tewz-QlGB0

We are seeking to appoint a hardworking and friendly person to join our team of ACE tutors.

Are you passionate about helping young people fulfil their potential? Do you have experience working with children in primary school? Do you have the ability to inspire children and encourage them to grow independence and self-confidence?

You will need to have a high level of literacy and numeracy and experience in improving outcomes for pupils both academically and emotionally. We are looking for people who are determined to secure the absolute best for each pupil and will work hard to ensure every child achieves everything they are capable of.

We require organised professionals who have:

  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to remain calm and patient even when under pressure.
  • Good standards of English and Maths.
  • The ability to liaise with staff, parents, and professionals offering support and challenge as appropriate.
  • The ability to work using your own initiative at a highly professional level.
  • Secure knowledge and understanding of safeguarding.
  • A thorough understanding of differing needs and vulnerability of children.
  • You will have experience in enabling high-quality inclusive provision. You will be skilled in delivering a range of interventions and in working alongside parents and professionals.

What will we offer in return:

  • A school community that is committed to developing an educational offer which is designed to increase each child’s awareness of the world around them by increasing their cultural capital through a learning environment that allows for the opportunity to explore the wider world.
  • The opportunity to further develop your role through a well-developed CPD – in line with the vision and ethos of the school.
  • Access to a well-being package developed by the school and Academy Trust (TKAT).
  • External support from other agencies to develop knowledge of SEND and Inclusion.

To find out more information about the post and/or to arrange a tour of the school, please call 01843 226077.

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