Bishops Stortford
£19500.00 - £26500.00 Per Annum
Independent School

Job Title:        Tutor

Reports to:        Site Lead

Contract Type:    Full time, permanent

Salary: £19,500 - £26,500

Main Purpose of the Role

The main purpose of a tutor is to ensure the effective learning of their pupil being taught. Tutors are also required to contribute to the wider success of the school. All tutors are allocated a 1:1 pupil who they are responsible for providing effective pastoral care, to support their social and emotional progress as well as their learning. They are also required to contribute and be involved in extracurricular activities and the wider life of the school community.

Duties and Responsibilities

Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils by: 


  • Establishing a safe and stimulating environment for pupils, ingrained in mutual respect 

  • Setting goals that stretch and challenge ALL pupils 

  • Demonstrating consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils – leading by example.

Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils by: 

  • Being accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of the pupil you teach (alongside other staff where applicable) 

  • Be aware of your pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these, wrapping the curriculum around the individual pupil. 

  • Guiding your pupil to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs 

  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how these impacts on teaching 

  • To report and record pupil’s attainment, progress and results of assessments within the school’s recording and reporting structure.

  • Use data and records to set aspirational targets and plan challenging activities.


Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge by: 

  • Having a good knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, utilising and maintaining pupils’ interest in the subject(s), and addressing misunderstandings 

  • Demonstrating a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas 

  • Demonstrating an understanding of and taking responsibility for promoting good standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the tutor’s specialist subject.  Applying cross curricular links wherever possible in planning and teaching.

Plan and teach well-structured lessons by: 

  • Imparting knowledge and developing understanding through effective use of lesson time

  • Promoting a love of learning 

  • Reflecting systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching 

  • Contributing and supporting the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s), and/or within a pupil’s individual scheme of work.


Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils by: 

  • Knowing when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enables your pupil to be taught effectively

  • To set clear learning objectives, writing Schemes of work, medium term planning and short-term planning

  • Ensure the pupil whom you teach have their Individual Learning Programmes updated in line with the school systems

  • Having a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit our pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these – Following strategies/interventions designed by our Wellbeing team

  • Demonstrating and awareness of the physical, social and academic development of children and knowing how to adapt teaching to support our pupils’ education at different stages of their development and emotional state


Make accurate and productive use of assessment by: 

  • To mark, assess and return pupils’ work in line with the school Evidence for Learning system, providing constructive oral and written feedback with clear targets and guidance for future improvement.

  • Making use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress 

  • Using relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons 

  • Giving pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encouraging them to respond to the feedback


Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment by: 

  • Having clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and taking responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school

  • Having high expectations of behaviour, using our behaviour wave system accordingly to help support our pupils, embracing the culture of ‘catching our pupils being good’

  • Lead by example – show our pupils what we expect from them, positive behaviour and good manners

  • Maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary 


Contribute to self-evaluation by: 

  • Contributing to the completion of the current school evaluation processes as required 


Professional development and performance appraisal: 

  • Attend all CPD days and training as required 

  • Review own professional development and identify training needs 

  • Take part in the school’s performance appraisal programme and be committed to improving own practice 

  • Act upon advice and feedback and be open to coaching and mentoring

Fulfil wider professional responsibilities by: 

  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school 

  • developing effective professional relationships with colleagues 

  • Taking responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues 

  • Communicating effectively with parents with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being 

  • Sharing in the celebration of success of pupils 

  • Contributing to, and supporting pupils to contribute to the school’s news communications

  • Using school systems in place efficiently and effectively, class-dojo, Cpoms, E4L

  • Provide updates to the Designated Teacher about identified pupils for up-and-coming PEP and annual review meetings


Other responsibilities: 

  • Teachers are expected to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct 

  • Staff may be asked to undertake occasional other, reasonable tasks at the request of their line manager 

  • The school is committed to the safeguarding of children and all teachers are required to understand and follow any safeguarding policies and procedures that are in place

  • Undertaken ‘Keeping In Touch’ days during each half term, as arranged with your Site Lead. 


Person Specification


  • Minimum education standard to A-level or equivalent



  • Some experience in planning, delivering, monitoring and evaluating lessons

  • Experience in working with pupils who have SEMH


Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to create a safe and secure learning environment

  • Ability to break down barriers to learning 

  • Be creative in approach to teaching, utilising pupils’ interests to hook them in and engage them

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Effective communicator

  • Ability to create a fun, challenging learning environment

  • Be highly organised

  • Caring, sensitive and responsive to the needs of our pupils


Other requirements

  • Commitment to safeguarding children

  • Be passionate about teaching and providing the best possible opportunities for all pupils

  • A commitment to the school’s ethos and vision

  • Resilient and positive 


  • Minimum education standard to A-level or equivalent


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