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JOB VACANCY: Quest for Learning – Literacy Tutors (p/t)

September 21, 2021

Role summary: Part-time Literacy Tutors

We are looking for experienced education professionals, who are passionate about making a difference to disadvantaged children’s engagement and attainment, to deliver our proven literacy in Oxfordshire primary schools as part of the National Tutoring Programme.

Job location (usual place of work): Oxfordshire

Pay rate: £20/hour

Pay is pro rata?: No

Job title: Part-time Literacy Tutors

Applications close on date: Ongoing

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Temporary

Job description: For twenty-five years, Quest for Learning has been supporting the educational engagement and attainment of disadvantaged Oxfordshire children. We are passionate about playing our part in closing the attainment gap between rich and poor, by working in partnership with local primary schools to provide literacy and numeracy interventions that complement their own work. We are proud to have been selected as a Tuition Partner for the DfE-funded National Tutoring Programme, which aims to support schools in providing a sustained response to the coronavirus pandemic and to provide a longer-term contribution to closing the attainment gap.
Quest for Learning’s specialist tutors work with primary schools that have identified children who are falling behind in reading; in particular, KS1 pupils who are struggling to become readers (ReadingQuest), and KS2 pupils who can decode but whose reading comprehension is low and may lack motivation to engage with books (BookQuest).

About the roles
Our established ReadingQuest and BookQuest programmes are at the heart of Quest for Learning’s educational mission, and we are proud of the consistently impressive learning gains made by pupils who receive our interventions. We are currently recruiting Literacy Tutors to deliver ReadingQuest and BookQuest in primary schools across Oxfordshire for the academic year 2021/22.

Main responsibilities:
• To undertake small group literacy teaching in one of our partner schools.
• To encourage and facilitate parent/carer engagement with the programme.
• To report on individual pupil progress.
• To work as part of the Quest for Learning tutor team.

• To teach an agreed number of pupils.
• To keep detailed records of each child’s progress, and produce reports for Quest for Learning, the partner school, and parents/carers.
• To work in partnership with each child’s parents/carers, encouraging and supporting literacy learning at home.
• To work closely with class teachers to identify initial learning needs and to regularly update them on pupil progress.
• To participate in Quest for Learning tutor team meetings and collaborate with the monitoring and evaluation requirements.
The majority of our tutors combine working for Quest for Learning with other professional or personal commitments and value the flexibility to set their own working hours in agreement with the partner school.

About you
We’re looking for enthusiastic and experienced individuals who are committed to the aims and ethos of Quest for Learning and have experience of working with primary-aged children in an educational setting. If you’re passionate about improving the life chances of disadvantaged children through education and have the drive and initiative to work with minimal supervision, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please find a full job description and application form on our website https://www.questforlearning.org.uk/content/job-vacancies. Please note, we will only consider applicants who have completed the application form and will not be accepting CVs.

To apply, please contact: Amanda Ferguson

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