Academic Tutor and Mentor - Armfield Academy

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Academy: Armfield Academy

Salary: £20,092 - £21,748 per annum (FTE)

Closing date for applications: 23 April 2021, 12.00pm


Academic Tutor and Mentor – Armfield Academy


Salary:       Grade D points 7 - 11 on the NJC Pay Scale currently £20,092 - £21,748 per annum (FTE) Actual Salary £17,259 - £18,849 pro-rata

Contract:   Fixed Term (until 31st August 2022)  Term Time +5 days

Start Date: 7th June 2021


Firstly, thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Armfield Academy staff team. This is a very exciting and unique opportunity in helping establish our brand new school; developing policy and procedures and putting these into operation so that we become “an Academy to be proud of”.

We opened in September 2018 on Lytham Road, South Shore with children joining the school in Reception and Year 7 only. This will then be repeated in the following years which enables the school to grow. Our nursery provision opened in January 2019.  The building programme has now been completed and staffing numbers will increase year on year until the school is at full capacity.

The Academy, named after Jimmy Armfield, has the strapline “an Academy to be proud of”. It therefore relates very much to traditional British values and supports the core values of our Trust; pride, ambition, respect, resilience, integrity and excellence. 

Armfield Academy is part of the Fylde Coast Academy Trust (FCAT) and is our second “all-through” school. FCAT is a Multi Academy Trust with 9 primary and secondary schools across the Fylde Coast and Lancashire with a proven track record of delivering rapid improvement in progress and outcomes. Armfield is now our 10th school. Our aim is to ensure first class learning opportunities for all young people. Learners are at the heart of what we do and their outcomes and successes are what drive us to be the “best we can be”!

The Academic Tutor and Mentor is a key position and we are seeking to appoint a candidate whose dynamism, commitment, energy, professional expertise and experience qualify them to take on this exciting and challenging role The successful candidate will challenge educational and social disadvantage by closing the academic gap and achieving the highest possible standards to prepare all Armfield Academy’s looked after children (LAC) to lead successful lives. Our ideal candidate will contribute and support inspirational learning experiences in a stimulating environment and be committed to excellence, inclusion and challenge.  The role will be fluid and dynamic and we need an individual who is very adaptable and keen to embrace change.

Within your application you should state clearly why you are the ideal candidate for this role. The Job Description and Person Specification are attached with this advertisement. 

To apply for this post please visit our website and complete the online application form and equal opportunities form at

Closing time and date for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday, 23rd April 2021

Shortlisting to take place on or after Friday, 23rd April 2021

Assessment and Interview Day to be confirmed.


Please visit our website where you can read more about our brand new school and watch the walkthrough of the site or for more information about FCAT. 


For any questions regarding the vacancy please contact Karen Ashton at

Thank you again for your interest in this post and I look forward to receiving your application. 


Chris Lickiss

Executive Headteacher Armfield Academy

Mark Kilmurray
Headteacher Armfield Academy


The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.


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