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FE Games Tutor

Location : guildford Employment type : OTHER Expires : 2024-07-26 Salary: £34,000

FE Games Tutor Job Description

ACM is a specialist creative industries education provider offering a range of Further and Higher Education
programmes in subjects including Music Performance, Songwriting and Creative Artistry, Audio Production,
Technical Services, Business Management and Game Development. Our creative and dynamic environment
blends academic excellence and professionalism alongside leading-edge industry thinking and business
innovation. With campuses in Surrey, London and Birmingham, we are also proud to have Metropolis Studios,
Europe’s largest recording complex, within our company group.

ACM’s Vision:
ACM will incubate potential and talent, supporting the personalised development needs of our students to
facilitate a structured path from education to employment.
We provide a safe and supported space where creative talent and imagination can flourish in a caring
environment. Barriers to learning are identified through a holistic and person-centred approach to unlock the
potential of the individual, enabling personal growth through professional and academic development. Our
core aim is for our students to enjoy lifelong sustainable careers underpinned by applied learning and a
specialist, cutting-edge curriculum.
Therefore, our vision is to not only be the leader in applied, industry-connected, creative arts education but to
also be the leader in care and support for mental health and other traditional barriers to learning, thereby
driving up the standards expected within higher and further education.
ACM’s Mission:
To provide an immersive student experience, with a curriculum which is connected to the industry in real-time,
based on a learning by doing ethos. Our core aim is to build confidence and self-awareness, providing
students with the skills necessary to recognise and take opportunities.
Ultimately our mission is to enable students to fulfil their potential and enjoy a sustainable career within the
creative arts industry.

Contract Type: Variable Hours

Salary: £34,000 Pro Rata

PURPOSE
ACM Tutors play a critical role in achieving excellent, measurable, quality results in the education sector for
all of our students.
Main Responsibilities
● Support the teaching and assessment objectives of ACM through high-quality classroom delivery
and innovative assessment
● Contribute to assessment briefs, standardisation and marking in line with current ACM academic
practice
● Develop teaching materials, resources and module content for delivery across ACM
● Supervise student projects, field trips and, where appropriate, placements
● Use the VLE as an effective tool to continue to develop and grow student access to curriculum
and extracurricular learning opportunities at ACM
● Maximise the use of technology in teaching, learning and assessment and the development of
compelling curriculum content
● Contribute to existing content of modules related to your specialism, to lead and teach modules
related to your specialism, as well as contribute to other project modules within the Academy
● Participate in training in line with the professional development frameworks and partners
frameworks
● Maintain high levels of awareness around safeguarding and when needed follow the safeguarding
procedure
● Participate in the tutor forum FE meetings as required
● Review own contribution and student module feedback to ensure own continuous development of
modules and personal and professional development
● In ACM Further Education programme provide clear and constructive feedback to parents through
parental reports and parents evenings
● Awareness of attendance issues and include the responsibility of contacting the students
regarding this.
● Complete all marking within the allocated time frames for your given cohort
● Have an awareness of safeguarding and welfare, following the correct channels if concerned
● Attend open days and auditions as required to ensure students are given correct course
information and support
● Lead a tutor group and be their main point of contact and support for the academic year.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
a) The agreed scheme of work and the assessment method is delivered as set out by the FE leadership
team in order for students to be able to fully meet the learning outcomes;
b) Effective and compelling delivery of learning on campus that is appropriate for the relevant level of student
and learning session types delivered.

● Games Development: Classes aimed at developing practical skills with collaborative working across the cohort.

● Skills Development: Classes aimed at developing wider academic skills, including research, planning, reflective practice, continual evaluation, IT skills and music business.

●  UAL Core Units: Practical and academic workshops focused on project development to meet the UAL assessment criteria.
● Assessments: to observe and review live or recorded assessments, written critical or reflective assessments, portfolio of appropriate student work for the pathway or discipline against the brief, the learning outcomes and the marking rubric. Provide specific, constructive, useful and respectful feedback to enable further development using the accurate terminology for the grade given. Comply with the marking schedule and methodology using CANVAS grader etc.
● Canvas: to contribute to the dynamic use of the VLE in accordance with the module team directives, this may include preparing and uploading initial content and weekly scheme of work with tasks, adding or updating resources weekly, supporting social learning activities of students and updating and reviewing material and content. This will also include marking and giving feedback (see above)
c) To engage in the weekly FE leadership communications and respond to challenges, opportunities, issues
and concerns as they arise and to keep the cohort leader informed of any awareness of these as soon as
possible.
d) To keep a weekly record of any concerns with student progress and development needs. These can be
reviewed by the FE leadership so that those students who are not on track can be identified and supported
appropriately and timely. Additionally, provide progress reports to the parents in Further Education.
e) To engage in the module review as part of a team and respond to the following module performance,
identify critical factors and make continuous improvements:
● Student attendance
● Student engagement on the VLE
● Student submission rate
● Student achievement profiles
● Overall student performance
● WP student performance
● Student development curve (i.e. ready for the module at the next level of development e.g. Level 4,
Level 5, Level 6)

Benchmarks
● Level 3 Assessor Award
● Minimum Level 5 vocational qualification e.g. NVQ, RSL,
● Relevant Foundation or Undergraduate degree
● Teaching qualification (Secondary, Vocational)
● + Minimum 2 years experience in any of the following:
o Professional work
o Tutoring for Schools Music Service or Supply teaching
o Vocational course delivery (FE College or Community Learning)
o Apprenticeship or Traineeship Delivery
o Post-16 Teaching
o Authoring Relevant Adult Education Teaching Vocational texts

Essential Person Specification
● As a minimum, a related undergraduate qualification
● Ability to teach using a range of techniques (e.g. including small and large group work, utilising
blended learning techniques)
● Some understanding of safeguarding
● Excellent IT skills and knowledge
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Strong organisational and reporting skills
● Ability to work on own initiative, prioritising and managing time effectively
● Awareness of the current issues impacting Higher/Further Education and the role that teaching plays
Desirable Person Specification
● PGCE or other postgraduate qualification
● Experience in curriculum and assessment design and creation
● Safeguarding experience or qualification

All ACM staff work to the same values which are:
Inclusivity – To empower individuals from diverse backgrounds, to maintain accessibility, and provide an inclusive
organisational culture.
Supportive environments – To provide environments that support personal and professional development through a holistic approach and
bring the benefits of the creative arts to the wider community.
Agility and innovation – To provide an inspiring organisational culture that embraces innovation through openness, flexibility, creativity
and self-evaluation.
Connectivity – To recognise the benefits of working closely with industry and others, to embrace new technologies, and to
provide meaningful opportunities, in order to enhance learning.
Professional and academically strong standards – To provide state of the art professional environments, to inspire determination and enthusiasm, and ensure
high professional and academic standards

Please be aware all ACM staff must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service Check prior to
starting. This will need to be renewed once every three years.

This job purpose reflects the core activities of the post. As the Department and the post-holder
develop, there will inevitably be some changes to the duties for which the post is responsible, and
possibly to the emphasis of the post itself. ACM expects that the post-holder will recognise this and
will adopt a flexible approach to work. This could include undertaking relevant training where
necessary. Should significant changes to the job purpose become necessary, the post-holder will be
consulted and the changes reflected in a revised job purpose.

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