Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA)

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  • £26,205 a year

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time


Kensington and Chelsea

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The role

We have a fantastic opportunity for an inspiring individual to join our specialist mentoring provision at KAA and make a big difference to those students who need it most. The Learning Mentor team at KAA bridges academic and pastoral support and focuses on removing barriers to learning and personal development which our vulnerable students may face. The successful candidate will promote the inclusion of all students and bring a range of strategies that will motivate, challenge and empower further learning and ensure students make positive changes during their time in education.

What you offer

You will have recent experience of working in a mentoring role with young people, including individuals and groups in an educational or youth work establishment. You will be reflective and resilient in the face of setbacks which can often be relevant when overcoming complex barriers with young people. You will be highly organised and have a genuine belief in the potential of every student.

What KAA offers

The successful candidate will be joining a team that is firmly committed to making KAA one of the best academies in the UK. The value of being part of a great team should never be underestimated. Being a member of KAA means you will be joining a supportive and talented group of staff who will invest in your professional development. This role will be excellent preparation for your future career, wherever that may take you. Further information about the unique benefits and strengths of KAA can be found via our website.

The role is being offered on a full time / permanent basis, school term time only.

Application process

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 14th April 2024. Interviews will take place soon after the deadline and where possible, candidates may be contacted ahead of the application deadline.

The candidate pack can be downloaded from this page and suitable candidates can contact our HR Department at with further questions.

KAA is an 11 – 18 academy situated in the heart of Notting Hill. We opened in brand new buildings in 2014 with just Year 7 and our facilities are second to none. We are now in our ninth year of operation and are a full school with 1,250 students in Years 7 to 13.

KAA has grown to become one of the top academies in the UK. Our Ofsted report grades us outstanding in all categories and describes standards as “exceptional”. In 2018 we were awarded TES Secondary School of the Year, and our 2022 Good Schools Guide review praises the “phenomenal” education students receive.

Why work for KAA?

Making a real difference

KAA pursues the very highest standards in education, both inside the classroom and beyond. We believe all children can achieve good results, irrespective of their prior attainment or experiences. 60% of our students qualify for the Pupil Premium, but with our help they can overcome the barriers that relative poverty can create. Our ethos, spirit and commitment to ever-extending student achievement make KAA an incredible place to work and learn.

Unrivalled professional development

KAA is a high-performing environment where staff at all levels feel challenged and supported to achieve their professional goals. As you will see in our Ofsted report, CPD in our school is of an “exceptional” standard and is an ongoing focus for all staff. There are few better places to develop your skills as a teacher than here with us in Kensington.

Being valued

We invest in our staff and offer unique benefits, including: 180 school days (as opposed to the 190 other schools have); 15 training days (as opposed to 5); free breakfast and lunch for all staff everyday; a two-week half term in October; free staff exercise and well-being sessions, and much more.




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