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Tutor Fellow (Primary or Secondary)
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A one year programme that prepares you to enter teacher training, in primary or secondary.

Our school was set up to prove what is possible in education. We serve a community which is economically deprived, but believe through a rigorous a transformational experience we can help our pupils to be brilliantly equipped for a life of greatness. To make our vision a reality, we have invested in finding the best and brightest graduates in the country and committed to training them to be exceptional teachers.


The role of Tutor Fellow aims to provide a one year programme to prepare our recruits to be brilliant teachers. It acts as a springboard and training ground for graduates who want to learn how to teach and build transformational relationships with pupils. We are also able to offer a very clear pathway of progression into the teaching profession. The Ark Schools School Direct training programme provides a clear route for progression. All details of the programme are found here. In the last three years, the vast majority of our Tutor Fellows have been successful at gaining a place on this training programme. We are growing a pipeline of great teachers who started with us as Tutor Fellows.


We are keen to find candidates to be a Tutor Fellow in Primary or Secondary phases of the school.


The successful candidate will have some relevant experience for working with children and the drive and enthusiasm to inspire pupils and teachers.  Crucial to this role is the ability to coach and develop other pupils to become even better than they already are, and the successful candidate will be someone who is excited and motivated by this responsibility.


KSA is a pioneering school looking to hire exceptional people. This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious and high-performing teacher and leader who is committed to pushing themselves further and achieving amazing things with and for their pupils. We believe in high expectations and a sense of collaborative and positive enthusiasm which brings out the best in our team. Through weekly coaching and time allocated to professional development we can help our teachers excel in creating a successful environment for our pupils.

We are now recruiting for graduates available to start in September 2021 we will consider earlier starts on a case by case basis. To apply, follow the link at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To discuss the role, please feel free to email the Principal’s PA, Shaheen Riaz ( or phone on 020 7563 6901.

            Job Description: Tutor Fellow

Contract:     Fixed term to August 2022

Salary:          £22,183

Start Date:  September 2021

Hours:          8.00am to 5.00pm 39 weeks a year (with 45 minutes break)


The role

To provide inspirational tutoring and role modelling to the pupils who need it most at King Solomon Academy, whilst developing the skills, knowledge and understanding to train to be a teacher.

Key responsibilities

·         To tutor groups of pupils and individuals, with a focus on ensuring every pupil is reading at or above their age level and enjoys reading by the end of the academic year

·         To mentor and coach pupils in the development of their self-confidence and aspirations for their future, in particular, their aspiration to go to, and excel at university

·         To lead learning in classrooms, developing the ability to teach whole classes over the year

·         To support pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in and out of classes

·         To work with pupils in a wide variety of settings including whole class settings, small group interventions and supervision/leadership of activities in break times, lunch, after school clubs as well as on trips and residential trips

·         To maintain and actively promote high academic and behavioural expectations across the academy

·         To actively engage in every professional developmental opportunity on the road to a successful career in teaching including observing best practice, co-teaching, having a positive attitude to feedback and self-evaluation and committing to improving teaching practice day by day and week by week

·         To be a team player, working with class teachers, Heads of Year and the rest of the KSA School Community to do whatever it takes to best support and nourish our pupils

Outcomes and activities

Learning activities

·         Plan and facilitate small group or one to one tutoring.

·         Plan and facilitate whole class teaching, building up from co-teaching with a teacher at the start of the year, to taking on parts of lessons with real-time feedback to taking on planning and facilitating lessons more independently 

·         Step in to teach lessons when class teachers are unavailable, using plans and resources designed by teachers or Head of Year

·         Observe, record and feedback information about pupil performance.

·         Work with the SENDCo and other teachers to implement Individual Education Plans and develop resources for pupils who have English as a second language, speech or language impairments, or need additional support in their learning and/or relationships.

·         Provide administrative support by ensuring resources are prepared to an excellent standard and on time for classroom use, and other administrative tasks are completed as directed by Head of Year or Senior Leaders.



·         Coach pupils to promote better decision making, motivation and improved achievement.


·         Supervise pupils and lead activities in playgrounds, lunchrooms, etc.

·         Maintain pupil and family confidentiality.

·         Attend regular meetings and training, as required.

·         Run extra-curricular activities and participate in trips (including residentials).


·         Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal.


Person specification: Tutor Fellow

Qualification Criteria

·      Right to work in UK

·      GCSE (or equivalent) in English and maths at grade B or above

·      Qualified to degree level



·      Experience of working with young people or adults in a paid or voluntary capacity

Personal characteristics

·      Eager to embark on Initial Teacher Training within the immediate future (approx. 1 year)

·      Proactive, reflective and committed

·      Passionate about the potential of every pupil

·      Able to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with staff, pupils and parents

·      Able to follow instructions accurately but make good judgments and lead when required

·      Motivated to continually improve standards and achieve excellence


Specific skills

·      Excellent communication skills, orally and in writing, including the skills to undertake graduate study associated with training to be a qualified teacher.

·      Good mathematical skills

·      Competent with computers and other technology

·      Good administrative and organisational skills

·      Able to understand and implement particular strategies and methods to help pupils to improve their learning and enjoyment of learning including leading specific interventions after training

·      Able to understand and implement the necessary routines and patterns to establish good behaviour in the school

·      Able to deal with minor incidents, first aid, and the personal health and hygiene of the pupils

·      Understands the importance of confidentiality and discretion

Other desirable training and skills

·      An interest in music and the ability to play an instrument

·      An interest in sport and the ability to lead sport sessions

·      First Aid training


·      Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

·      This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check


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