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Patoss Helpline Support
Patoss is seeking an experienced professional to support professionals and members of the public who seek advice through our e-mail helpline. This role will be offered on a 12 month short-term contracted post initially, at 3.5 hours per week, at a time and location to suit the post holder.
Knowledge and Skills
- Experience of access arrangements in secondary education and up-to-date familiarity with JCQ regulations
- Familiarity with diagnostic assessment materials at primary / secondary / adult level and the ability to advise on their use and interpretation
- Familiarity with SEN support procedures in compulsory and post-16 education
- Ability to write in accurate, accessible consistent style
- Ability to respond to e-mail in timely fashion
- Ability to co-ordinate with and support Patoss administrative staff
- Willingness to attend Patoss Evesham office for training / team meetings
- Knowledge of SpLD qualifications structure and Patoss membership options
- Knowledge of SpLD organisations, roles & functions (BDA, DA etc)
- Knowledge of Assessment Practising Certificate procedures and requirements
- Experience of primary education / KS1 / KS2
To apply please send
- a completed application form, detailing your SpLD experience in particular,
- a response to 4 of the 7 sample helpline questions downloadable here
Applications with all supporting documentation noted above should be submitted electronically to Ruth Shearn email@example.com by 3rd June 2013.
Interviews will be held on 17th June at the Patoss office in Evesham.
If you have any queries about the application process, please contact Ruth Shearn, 01386 712643, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about the role please feel free to contact Lia
on email@example.com .
Are you Interested in Becoming a Patoss Professional Practice Tutor?
Patoss is introducing a new mentoring scheme to support specialist assessors. We are looking for highly experienced assessors to join our Professional Practice Team in providing on-line support to our members.
The service is aimed at specialist teacher assessors who wish to improve their skills in diagnostic assessment and report writing, through on-line support.
We are also looking for highly experienced assessors to join our APC review team and contribute to the on-line support in that area. [A minimum commitment of 2 days a week is essential for this role]
Professional Practice Tutors are qualified assessors with considerable experience of carrying out full diagnostic assessments and hold current Assessment Practising Certificates. Each will be fully knowledgeable and experienced in assessment with access to the wider Patoss Team. This means that support is valid, professional and up-to-date; in accordance with current SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) guidelines.
Good communication skills, both orally and in writing are essential. The role will suit tutors with flexibility and enthusiasm. Applicants must hold a current SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate. Experience of on-line tutoring would be beneficial.
- Complete an application form
- Submit an anonymised full diagnostic assessment report meeting SASC guidelines.
- Supply a written response to 1 scenario from a selection provided [Scenario 1; Scenario 2].
- Indication of which roles you are interested in
- APC Review and APC Mentoring or
- Mentoring or
- Either APC Review and APC Mentoring or Mentoring
- Indication of your flexibility and availability for the roles applied for.
Applications with all supporting documentation noted above should be submitted electronically to Ruth Shearn firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th May 2013.
Interviews will be held on 12th and 13th June
All successful applicants will be expected to attend a training day held at the Patoss office in Evesham on 2nd July.
If you have any queries, please contact Ruth Shearn, 01386 712643, email@example.com
 Time commitment is dependent on uptake of the Mentoring Scheme. Applicants should indicate in their application their flexibility and time available.
IndependentPreparatory School specialising in
Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
Boys and Girls aged 6-12
CLASSROOM TEACHER KEY STAGE 2
For September 2013
This post is a temporary contract to cover maternity leave.
Applications are invited from experienced candidates for a classroom teacher position with a certificate or Diploma in SpLD or similar.
This is a unique opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic, flexible and works well as part of a team.
Closing date for applications 22nd May.
The Dominie is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced CRB check.
For further information please contact The Principal at
The Dominie, 55 WarrinerGardens, London SW11 4DX.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 02077208783
Coordinator of Learning Support and SEND Provision
Girls’ Senior School (11-18 Years)
Required for September 2013
A dynamic and talented Coordinator of Learning Support is required to manage all aspects of SEND provision across our Junior and Senior schools. A part time post may be considered for the right candidate. The Learning Support Department supports a wide range of pupils and offers specialist tuition to those children with Specific Learning Difficulties, ensuring that each of our intelligent, well-motivated girls fulfils her potential.
The position will fall vacant following the retirement of the current Head of Learning Support in the Senior School. The role is being re-defined in line with future needs and further re-definition may take place on the appointment of the most suitable candidate. The terms and conditions on which the position will be offered will also depend on the past experience of the successful candidate.
The successful candidate may have been a classroom teacher in the past or s/he may have worked exclusively with small groups and individuals in the field of Learning Support. S/he will have the RSA Diploma or OCR Level 7 in Specific Learning Difficulties or equivalent SEN qualifications. S/he will have the talent and drive to contribute to the leadership of this area of School life, to initiate and develop innovative ideas and to deal effectively with the administrative detail of the job. S/he will be committed to the welfare and individual development of all the pupils in his/her care.
The new Coordinator of Learning Support and SEND provision will have the ability to collaborate effectively with parents and colleagues in both the Junior and Senior schools. S/he will be fully computer literate. Good communication skills, oral and written, are also essential. A detailed person specification is included with the application pack.
Full job details are available on our website at www.boltonschool.org/employmentopportunities
Alternatively, if necessary, please contact the Headmistress’s PA, Mrs Lynden Graham, via email on email@example.com or telephone 01204 840201. Prospective applicants are welcome to visit the school and/or speak to the outgoing Head of Department or a member of the Senior Leadership Team in advance of their application.
Period for applications: between 5 May 2013 and 6.00pm on 21 May 2013. Applications will be considered in order of receipt and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received. Candidates who wish to be considered for a part time, rather than full time, post should indicate this clearly as part of their application material.
Bolton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality and diversity in all aspects of employment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Check for Regulated Activity.
St Albans, Herts
Lecturer – Additional Learning Support
Part time 18.5 hours
The salary range is £23,489 - £28,043 per annum pro rata
The starting salary will be £23,489 per annum pro rata
A vacancy has arisen to join our team, working with learners who are receiving additional learning support. You will work with learners who may have a wide range of academic and personal support needs. We are particularly looking for people who have knowledge and experience of supporting learners with Autistic Spectrum or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, mental health or emotional behavioural difficulties, dyslexia or dyscalculia.
You should hold a minimum of a Level 3 subject specialist qualification, be Qualified to assess special exam arrangements and have previous experience of learning support in Further Education.
The selection process will involve a written task, a micro teaching session and an interview. You will be informed on completion of those tasks if you are successful and will be invited to the next stage. Candidates that are successful will be invited to attend a further interview later in the day.
Closing Date: 27th May 2013
Interview Date: 5th June 2013
To apply please visit: http://www.oaklands.ac.uk/about/jobs-at-oaklands.aspx
Focus School – Stoke Poges Campus
Bucks SL2 4QA
We are a independent secondary school with a Christian ethos and have a vacancy for an experienced Specialist Teacher to join our dedicated team from September 2013
SEN Specialist Teacher
The post is part time, 1 day per week by negotiation with the successful candidate
Be a qualified teacher with experience of working with children with learning difficulties.
- Have SEN qualifications such as OCR Certificate Spld Dyslexia or equivalent (as a minimum)
- Carryout student Assessment and Evaluation.
- Offer support/guidance on additional support for students with Specific Learning Difficulties.
- Provide information and Specialist Services to staff members and parents.
- Planning to deliver effectively for all students
- Liaise with The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and with classroom teachers.
- Promote and support the school’s Ethos and Guiding Principles.
In return we offer:
- Excellent working environment
- Supportive colleagues and community
- Enthusiastic and well behaved pupils
- The opportunity to enhance your teaching experience with support for continued professional development.
Please visit our website for further information: www.focus-school.com
If you are looking to enhance your teaching experience we would like to hear from you. For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the school, contact Debra Amor on 02476 308 186 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a recruitment pack.
Apply by letter and application form by mid-day Thursday 6th June 2013
Affiliated to Focus Learning Trust who provide direction and support to over 60 UK schools. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS formerly CRB Disclosure.
Online Specialist Teachers – home based with occasional travel
Fixed term contract until end July 2014, with possible extension
Salary: £28,100 per annum full time, paid pro-rata for 24 hrs per week (40 hrs per week full time equivalent)
Several part time online specialist teachers are required to play a key role in an ongoing project which aims to support hard to reach young people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties, through new online delivery modes and content.
Successful candidates will have a SpLD qualification and the roles will suit teachers with flexibility & enthusiasm. Ideally, the candidates will already be familiar with the field of distance learning and online teaching and be confident users of Word, Powerpoint and information technology in a wider sense. There will be a requirement to attend a Dyslexia Action Centre for initial training but after that period the work will be performed from home. Successful candidates will be required to deliver the required hours split equally on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, although there may be some flexibility around this. The position will require limited travel and regular attendance at online meetings.
An application form and job description can be found on the website.
Apply by post to Recruitment, Human Resources, Dyslexia Action, Park House, Wick Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0HH.
Apply by email to email@example.com
Closing Date: 21st June 2013 with interviews taking place during the week commencing 1st July 2013
No agencies please
Dyslexia Action is an Equal Opportunities employer.
A DBS enhanced disclosure will be required for this post.