Progress and Destination Tutor (Braintree)

Colchester Institute
Competitive salary
10 Oct 2018
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Description

Job Title: Progress and Destination Tutor

Regulated activity: Yes

Responsible to: Curriculum Area Head

Line management of other staff: No

Principal location: Braintree

Grade: £21,253 - £23,104 pro rata

Actual Salary: £17,002.40 - £18,483.19 per annum

Overall Responsibilities:

  • To work in liaison with curriculum and teaching staff to provide appropriate support for students, with the overall aim to ensure that all students progress on their programmes and that they are equipped with the skills and information needed to reach a positive destination; thus positively contributing to the College’s retention, attendance and destination results.
  • To be accountable for the delivery of a weekly timetable of group tutorials on a range of centrally agreed themes, facilitating and managing discussions and adapting resources to suit the tutor groups, and where appropriate the technical subject areas.
  • To work with a caseload of individual students to monitor, and where appropriate increase, their attendance, and support learners who are identified as ‘at risk’ to achieve their maximum potential.
  • To operate in one or more curriculum areas as required.


  • Supporting students with their induction and orientation to the College, in liaison with other curriculum staff, to help them to identify their planned destinations and any barriers to learning, supporting the 42 day focus process leading to increased retention.
  • To have a particular focus in the first few weeks of the academic year on students who enrol late, or who show signs of disengagement or detachment in the early stages of their study programmes, to keep them on programme.
  • Reviewing students’ overall attendance, punctuality, behaviour, and attitudes to learning, taking swift and appropriate action as necessary, including the use of the College attendance and / or disciplinary policy, supported by programme leaders and other involved teaching staff.
  • Delivering weekly tutorial sessions on cross-college themes, and in line with a centrally produced tutorial programme including, but not limited to, progression; employability; safeguarding; preventing radicalisation; staying safe, bullying and harassment; and British values.
  • Developing and adapting Group Tutorial sessions and resources in line with a co-ordinated College approach to ensure the most appropriate delivery for your students.
  • Using relevant software such as moodle to deliver aspects of the Group Tutorial Programme, especially work experience and employability.
  • Developing a personal understanding of each tutee by holding regular one to one tutorials (non-academic) and supporting them to complete all parts of their Programme of Study to the requisite level, including maths, English and GAP.
  • Regularly monitoring attendance of tutees and chasing up non-attendance where it is having a significant impact, maintaining contact with parents as appropriate to help increase students’ attendance and to support progress.
  • Providing initial pastoral support, and referring to appropriate support services within the College including Welfare, Counselling, Careers and safeguarding, to ensure a consistent and coherent approach to student welfare and wellbeing.
  • In liaison with curriculum areas and Careers guidance, assisting students in making choices about progression to employment, Higher Education and other progression routes such as apprenticeships
  • Regularly liaising with curriculum staff about the progress of students and working closely with lecturing staff to effectively monitor achievement against targets set and provide students with strategies on how to improve.
  • Arranging and attending meetings with parents, students and course tutors to work collaboratively to support the students overall attendance, punctuality, behaviour, and attitudes to learning. Inviting representatives from College support teams where necessary (Student Services, Careers, Additional Learning Support)
  • Supporting lecturing staff at Parents’ Evenings in discussing the progress of students, and follow up with those parents/guardians/carers who cannot attend. Attend welcome days and other events, such as enrolment, Advice Days and Open Events as required.
  • To have ownership and responsibility for the quality of work undertaken, including personal contribution to the ultimate progress and destination of tutees.
  • To be willing to provide cover for other PDT group tutorials where required
  • Using College systems, such as ProMonitor, to record targets, reviews and other interventions in a timely manner
  • Understand, comply and work within College procedures for example: attendance, disciplinary, Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, FRAP, Bullying and Harassment policies.
  • Carry out other such other duties as may be required by or on behalf of the Colchester Institute provided that they are consistent with the nature of the post

    This job description is current as the date shown. It may be amended in any way following consultation with the post holder to take account of changes or anticipated changes in the organisation or management of Colchester Institute

    October 2018

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