Position Type: Teacher
Contract Type: Full time
Apply by: 2019-04-22
Job Start: September 2019
Learning Support Co-ordinator
Job Title: Learning Support Coordinator
Reporting to: Assistant Head of Secondary School
Key Areas of Responsibility
Individual Needs including EAL and SEN
- To identify students with special educational needs and maintain a register of students with their specific challenges to learning and appropriate support strategies, in line with the UK code of practice guidelines.
- Lead, plan, deliver and monitor learning support programmes which are effective in raising the attainment of all students identified as having additional needs, including those with EAL.
- Work closely inside and outside the classroom with individual students and their teachers to enable those with additional needs to access the curriculum and make good progress.
- Develop and maintain an effective referral process with clear lines of communication for feedback for all stakeholders.
- Liaise with outside agencies as necessary and keep up to-to-date with developments in Learning Support.
- Work with the Examinations Officer to ensure all necessary arrangements are made for relevant students in internal and external examinations.
- Support students with emotional or behavioural problems to help develop their social skills.
- Act as a role model to challenge and motivate, promote and reinforce self-esteem and establish productive working relationships with students.
- Take part, with the admissions department, in the screening process for prospective new students.
- Liaise with parents as well as Secondary and Primary School staff to ensure smooth transition between Year 6 and Year 7 for identified students.
- Line manage Teaching Assistant(s) in the Learning Support Department.
Teaching and Learning
- Be an exemplary teacher, clearly demonstrating effective planning and organisation, and demanding high standards of attainment and behaviour at all times.
- Monitor students’ work effectively and according to the school’s requirements.
- Provide effective written and or/oral feedback to students.
- Monitor individual student achievement and progress and respond accordingly.
- Lead, attend and participate in regular meetings and CPD sessions.
- Run, or assist in running, extra-curricular and service activities
- Complete duties around the school in accordance with the weekly Duty Rota
- Attend, and take an active part in, residential curriculum trips as part of the BST Outdoors programme
- Be a House Tutor as part of our vertical tutoring system
- Other reasonable requests made by the Head of the Secondary School and Senior Leadership Team
- A fully qualified teacher (although BST is able to support official NQT induction to outstanding candidates)
- A knowledge, understanding and experience of teaching Key Stage 3, IGCSE or GCSE and A-level (or a willingness to learn if experience is in other curricula)
- An interest in the latest pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning
- A passion for your subject and a genuine care for the wellbeing of young people
- Willingness and ability to take on an extra-curricular role
- Determination and ability to supply the best educational experience in the world