Learning Support Specialist (QTS)

Learning Support Specialist (QTS)
  • £32,157 - £42,624 per year
  • Long-Term
  • Wembley, London, England Wembley London South Holland
Job Ref: LSS - 14/07
Sectors: Primary Education Secondary Education
Date Added: 14 July 2022

Are you a teacher who is looking for a challenge outside of the classroom?

Are you interested in providing high quality learning support within an international, bilingual school in London?

Reports to: Head of Pastoral Care & DSL

Start Date: 25 August 2022

Salary range: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Hours: Full-time contract, 40 hours/week, 52 weeks per year. We require some on-site collaboration during student breaks and offer some flexible working (wfh)

Contract: 5.6 weeks annual leave entitlement, to be taken only during student breaks.

Overall Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Pastoral team, the Learning Support Specialist is a qualified teacher by education and is responsible for supporting students with learning differences in line with the Pastoral (Student Wellbeing) team's mission and the school's ethos and mission of diversity and inclusion. They provide instruction in learning strategies and build independence in students with diagnosed or emerging learning differences. The successful candidate will manage the PSHE curriculum and act as one of the school's deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders (dDSL).

Please note for this particular role, it is not a SEN school.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assess and create specific learning strategies using mainstream curriculum material, and encourage students to understand their own learning style and/or overcome their own challenges
  • Promote learning diversity in a positive way
  • Maintain and implement the school Special Needs /PAP-PAI Register
  • Meet regularly with teachers to provide academic support for students across the whole school
  • Communicate regularly with concerned families
  • Help to identify external support services (counselling, tutoring, speech & language therapy)
  • Provide training on SLD issues/SLD programme to staff and parents
  • Manage the peer tutoring system
  • Supervise and promote the student-led Diversity Committee
  • Regularly review, promote and teach the PSHE/ RSE curriculum
  • Support and nurture the school-home partnership
  • Participate in and lead assemblies and projects
  • Undertake ad-hoc duties requested by management.

If you are an individual who wants to be a part of a modern, bilingual, progressive and dynamic school which promotes excellence through care, then this could be the perfect role for you!

For this particular role of 'Learning Support Specialist' please see the following requirements:

  • Teaching qualification is essential
  • Additional training that includes the study of Specific Learning Differences, child/adolescent psychology and/or special education
  • Substantive experience as a Learning Support teacher working with students aged 3-18 with mild to moderate Specific Learning Differences
  • Experience with differentiating instruction to meet learning needs
  • A proven commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of children
  • Ability to reflect upon your own practice; respond positively to constructive criticism
  • Strong boundaries and excellent time management
  • Experience and commitment to collaborative working in a team-focused environment
  • An ability to provide strategy support in all levels of English (ideally and/or French), Maths and Science
  • Proactively seek professional development opportunities to remain up to date in the role
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ideally in both languages (English and French)
  • High level of IT proficiency (G-suite) and commitment to the integration of technology in the service of learning
  • Commitment to contribute to school life.

At Career Teachers we are fully compliant with Agency Worker Regulations, ensuring you receive equal treatment for pay and conditions after a 12 week qualifying period. Please ask for further details.

All quoted rates are inclusive of 12.07% holiday pay.

Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to:

- Attend an interview in person;

- Give details for us to complete Reference checks;

- Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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28/08/2022 14:00:04
GBP 32157 42624 year
Contact Consultant:
Sally Roche

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