We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Specialist Teacher to join our collaborative and successful Learning Development Department. This post can be offered as a full-time or part-time role. The position demands high professional standards and excellent subject knowledge in order to assess and support pupils with a range of SpLD profiles.
The successful candidate will have a secondary-level teaching qualification and a postgraduate qualification (Level 7 or equivalent) in the teaching of pupils with SpLD. The postholder will work alongside teaching and Learning Development staff to provide effective intervention support for pupils.
There is the opportunity for the successful candidate to play a full and active role in the pastoral and co-curricular life of the School if they wish. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fun, forward-thinking School which is committed to academic excellence; continual development of staff; and innovative teaching and learning strategies. This is within the context of outstanding pastoral care and co-curricular provision to ensure the best possible holistic pupil experience.
If you like to work collaboratively and welcome the opportunity to develop as a practitioner, we offer a comprehensive induction and CPD programme for all levels of staff, competitive remuneration package, support with teacher training for unqualified teachers and outstanding, well-equipped facilities.
As a specialist teacher at St John’s you will be expected to deliver one-to-one and small group lessons to pupils from Years 7 to 13. You will assess pupils for teaching and plan a high-quality programme of individualised learning support for them. You will monitor pupil progress and liaise with the Head of Learning Development and other members of staff as necessary, as well as with parents. You will support the department in screening, assessing, and identifying pupils requiring extra support and participate in the process of applying for access arrangements as and when appropriate.
• To provide high quality individualised teaching and support for pupils with specific learning difficulties.
• To support pupils on a one-to-one or small group basis as appropriate, encouraging the development of strategies for independent learning, through activities suited to the needs of the individual.
• To carry out screening and assessing of pupils across all year groups.
• To monitor pupils with identified special needs and those about whom concerns have been raised.
• To produce and maintain up-to-date Personalised Learning Profiles for pupils in order to keep all staff informed of their learning style, access arrangements, and strategies to support them in the classroom.
• To assess and complete applications for access arrangements in line with current JCQ requirements.
• To maintain records, monitor and evaluate the progress of individual pupils.
• To report back to parents of pupils with special needs concerning assessments, strategies for success and future needs.
• To attend department meetings, and also house meetings and academic department meetings as directed by the Head of Learning Development.
• To attend parents’ evenings and other meetings with parents/guardians or others involved in the support of a pupil as necessary.
• To support the pastoral care of pupils with kindness, compassion and empathy.
• To attend staff INSET and participate in the School’s professional development programme.
• To contribute to improvement planning, evaluation and quality assurance processes.
• To keep up-to-date records and provide accurate data for the tracking and monitoring of pupil progress.
• To play a full part in all aspects of school life, including the pastoral life of the School and co-curricular programme.
Qualifications and Experience:
• Level 7 Diploma in SpLD or equivalent.
• Qualified Teacher Status.
• Background in science and/or mathematics preferred.
• Experience as a tutor of pupils with special needs.
• Enthusiastic and passionate about teaching children with SpLDs.
• Excellent inter-personal skills.
• IT literate and confident in the use of IT for teaching and administration.
• Diplomatic with personal integrity.
• Able to deal with a wide range of issues with sensitivity and discretion.
• Calm under pressure.
• Self-motivated and able to use own initiative.
• Able to be flexible and adaptable.
• Kind, tolerant, good-natured and good-humoured in communication with staff and pupils.
Closing date: 9.00am, Thursday 22 April 2021
Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 26 April 2021
To apply please download and complete the teaching staff application form and the equal opportunities monitoring form and return them, with a letter supporting your application.