Academic Mentor - Fixed Term Contract

Salary Range: £23,953-£26,446 per annum, Pro rata salary: £13,352-14,741 per annum

Hours of Work: 9:00-3:00, total hours 27.5 per week with 30 mins for lunch (Mon-Fri)

Fixed Term Contract from 01 September 2022 - 31 August 2023

Start date: 1 September, 2022

Closing date: 15 August, 2022

Interview Date: 18 August, 2022

Fernhurst Primary School is set in spacious grounds in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, where pupils have a strong sense of community with a set of shared values which underpin the life of the school.  The dedicated team of staff and Governors strive to create an environment in which every child is a happy and successful learner.

The successful candidate will be supporting class teachers to prepare and deliver a wide range of learning activities, you will help create vibrant, safe and fun environments, which encourage natural curiosity and interest.  With an enthusiasm, you will inspire pupils to become both independent learners, and to support and learn from each other through a range of robust interventions.  

As a team player with a flexible and resilient approach, we can offer you the support and expertise to develop your own practise, and bring learning to life, enabling all pupils to develop and progress.  Activities may include supporting pupils on a one-to-one or small group basis.

Our school is part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust family of academies, sharing a belief in creating a positive and enriching environment for pupils and staff. We value and develop our staff, and can provide you with the training you require and wider opportunities for growth. You will be eligible to join the local government pension scheme and have access to benefits such as a discount card off a wide range of outlets.

For full details and an application form please visit our website at  For an informal discussion or to visit the school, please contact the school office (01428) 653144, or email

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.