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Blossom House School

SpLD Specialist Teacher & Access Arrangements Assessor

(Maternity Cover - to preferably start as soon as possible)

Blossom House is a specialist school for children aged 3 – 19 years of age with speech, language and communication difficulties. Although many of the children have some associated difficulties such as fine motor problems or poor organisational skills, they are all within the normal range of intelligence.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Specialist Teacher & Assessor to join our SpLD & Access Arrangements Team, supporting children who have speech and language and communication difficulties. The ideal candidate will have excellent English skills (clear written and spoken English) and good reading, writing and numeracy skills, along with the ability to build good working relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers. Experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN) is desirable.

  • The role involves teaching and assessing pupils with specific learning difficulties.
  • The role requires the candidate to have experience in teaching pupils with dyslexia and dyscalculia.
  • The candidate must have a Level 7 equivalent qualification in assessing and teaching pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties or a Certificate in Psychometric Testing and Access Arrangements (CPT3A).

Closing Date: Friday, 25th November 2016

The role is term-time/full time only, Monday to Friday (8:30 – 17:00)

Please visit our website www.blossomhouseschool.co.uk for further details and an application form.

This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks which will include an Enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK checks.

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Bournemouth & Poole College

SpLD Tutor & Assessor

Salary: £33835

The Bournemouth & Poole College is one of the larger Further Education colleges in the UK. We pride ourselves in offering students a friendly and supportive learning environment with a broad range of courses and qualifications.

We have an opportunity for the right candidate to join our Learning Support Team. We are looking for a positive and enthusiastic specialist to join our team who will be focused on a student centered approach and helping to ensure we are continually improving and developing our service to meet learners needs.

For a full job description and to how apply, please visit  www.thecollege.co.uk/careers

Fixed Term 6 Month contract with the possibility of a permanent position.

Full Time position, 37 hours a week.

Based at North Road and Lansdowne sites.

Closing date: 9th December 2016

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Driver Youth Trust

Primary Network Lead Teacher for Drive for Literacy

Salary: £40,000 – £55,000 (pro rata)

Contract: Full- or Part time (minimum 3 days per week), fixed term (until August 2018)

Closing date: 8th December 2016

The Driver Youth Trust is a national charity dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people with a focus on those with literacy difficulties and who may have SEND, particularly children with dyslexia. http://www.driveryouthtrust.com/

Objectives of the position

This role will play an integral part in developing and implementing the Drive for Literacy programme as a sustainable model in Ark’s network of schools, supporting primary aged learners experiencing literacy difficulties. This will involve delivery of the existing programme across Ark’s primary academies and development of further aspects in identified schools in collaboration with the Driver Youth Trust’s team.

Our ideal candidate will bring significant experience with respect to teaching primary literacy, especially with learners with low prior attainment and specific learning difficulties. The successful candidate will demonstrate multi-site and cross-organisational working and the ability to engage actively with school leadership, parents and other professionals. You will be self-motivated, organised, and possess a real desire to change children’s lives.

The role will encompass the identification of need, as well as giving advice and support to school teams on the adjustments, intervention and resources necessary to make a difference to learners with literacy difficulties, such as dyslexia. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and delivering training to promote good classroom practice and support the Professional Development Team to design and deliver specialist training for SENCOs. It will also require a high level of awareness of national and current developments around inclusion practices, access arrangements and best practice in schools.

Application Details

For a full job description please visit our page - http://www.driveryouthtrust.com/vacancies/

To apply, please fill out this application form and send it to info@driveryouthtrust.com for the attention of Chris Rossiter, clearly explaining how your knowledge, experience and skills are suitable for this position.

Please state that you are applying for the Primary Network Lead for Drive for Literacy position in the subject line.

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CANBURY SCHOOL

Unique-Happy-Inclusive

QUALIFIED DYSLEXIA TUTOR

Hours: Thursdays & Fridays 8am – 3.45pm Term Time Only

Required ASAP for individual and small group literacy teaching.

We are a small friendly co-educational secondary day school providing a high level of care and very good educational facilities up to GCSE.  There are no more than sixteen children in each year and class.  We are very conveniently reached from all South-West London and Surrey.

Canbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosures & Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

For an application pack, please contact Lusia Anindita-Beckman via email on bursar@canburyschool.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday, 9th December 2016.

Canbury School, Kingston Hill, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT2 7LN

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AUSTRALIAN FAMILY SEEKS TRAVEL TEACHER FOR TWO KIDS

(9 and 5). Beginning February 2017. 

Our daughter, 9, is dyslexic with significant recall challenges. Our son, 5, is yet to be diagnosed but we see the signs.

We are currently based in LA but travel internationally often. We need someone who can meet necessary educational  standards and curriculum requirements,  whilst specialising in the following:

-Proven to help children with dyslexia

-Multi-sensory

-Sequential (new concepts are built on previously mastered concepts)

-Based on teaching phonics, word reading, fluency.

-Frequent lessons with constant repetition

-Be open to some nannying duties also. 

Please contact Toni Galafassi via email at: tcg008@gmail.com with any questions or to make an interview appointment.

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THE STUDY PREPARATORY SCHOOL

WIMBLEDON

FREELANCE PERIPATETIC SpLD TUTOR

An opportunity has arisen to join our enthusiastic, dedicated and friendly team in this highly successful preparatory school for girls aged 4-11. 

You will be required to teach 1:1 lessons on two days per week within this well-resourced non-selective prep school.  You will be working as part of a team of tutors led by a Learning Support Coordinator.  We are looking for an experienced tutor with relevant SpLD qualifications and a flexible approach, to start in January 2017.

Please telephone the School Secretary, Ms Valerie Wheeler on 020 8947 6969, or email Wilberforce.Secretary@thestudyprep.co.uk for further details on how to apply.

Closing date:   Friday 9 December 2016

This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks which will include an Enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK checks.

http://www.thestudyprep.co.uk

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Learning Support Assistant – One to One Support

Job Purpose:  To provide one to one support to a specific pupil in the School environment, ensuring the educational and social needs of the pupil are met. 

Start Date:January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter

Tenure: Full time, part year – Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, Term Time (36 weeks)

Salary: Competitive

This role will involve working 1:1 with a pupil in Year 2 at Surbiton High Boys’ Preparatory School in accordance with his Educational and Healthcare Plan. This will involve liaising with Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech and Language Therapy (SLT), implementing a sensory diet throughout the school day, supporting literacy and mathematical skills in the classroom and providing support outside the classroom to facilitate positive interaction with peers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Follow work plans approved by the teaching staff, provide direct support for the learning of an individual pupil, to achieve defined progression targets in their Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) and in class plans through:

-        Activities, interventions, differentiation, empathetic and sympathetic listening, direct guidance and the provision of appropriate positive feedback to behaviour.

-        Supporting the physical, emotional and educational development of the pupil.

-        Supervising and encouraging safe behaviour of the individual and groups.

-        Working with the pupil in accordance with the Education Health Care Plan.

  • Care and support - attend to the day to day needs of the child, inside and outside the classroom, by:

-        Provision of personal, social, hygiene, welfare and behavioural support.

-        Promoting effective pastoral care, under guidance, and liaising with colleagues to provide accurate records to provide the basis for home/school liaison and contacts with other agencies.

-        Reporting concerns about progress, identifying solutions, to the teacher.

-        Assisting with the assessment by the teacher of the individual pupil’s development through observation, creation and retrieval of records, discussion with colleagues and teachers to promote the social, emotional and behavioural standards defined by Surbiton Boys’ Preparatory School.

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

  • Demonstrable levels of numeracy & literacy
  • Experience of working with children or young people in a paid/unpaid capacity.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Patient, empathetic and enthusiastic
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others and the ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Familiarity with the needs of pupils with learning differences would be an advantage, including:

-        Attention difficulties/ADHD

-        ASD

-        Sensory Processing Issues

-        Anxiety

-        Understanding of the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 (2014)

For a full job description and to apply online please visit the following link: https://www.networxrecruitment.com/Jobs/Advert/518830

Closing date for Applications 8:00am, Monday 5 December 2016

Interviews to be held week commencing: 5 December 2016

Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email recruitment@surbitonhigh.com

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Academic Support Tutor

Student Experience / Student Services

£29,301 per annum pro-rata

Part-Time, 18.5 hours per week, permanent

Ref: AD0479                  

Arts University Bournemouth is the leading professional arts university dedicated to turning creativity into careers. Offering courses in art, design, media and performance, we are passionate about our specialist subjects and dedicated both to education and the creative industries which we serve.  Our courses range from preparation for higher education to postgraduate level, including Study Abroad and short courses.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to undertake the role of Academic Support Tutor within Student Services.

The Academic Support team delivers a full range of academic and study support to all students, with specialist support for those with specific learning difficulties, The ethos of the service is to work within a developmental model which builds on individual strengths and skills, and which explicitly seeks to avoid a deficit model of support linked to the characteristics of particular student groups.

The successful candidate will be an experienced SpLD teacher who will ideally hold a current practising certificate in assessing specific learning difficulties, and is able to demonstrate a strong understanding of SpLD assessment and support, and accessible learning and teaching, with a proven track record in service development and improvement.

The role involves working with young people and requires compliance with the university’s safeguarding policies, including the requirement for an enhanced DBS check.

For more information and to apply visit http://www.aub.ac.uk/recruitment

Closing Date:             12 December 2016

Interview Date:          22 December 2016

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Academic Support Tutor

Student Experience / Student Services

£29,301 per annum

Full-time, 37 hours per week, permanent

Ref: AD0478                  

Arts University Bournemouth is the leading professional arts university dedicated to turning creativity into careers. Offering courses in art, design, media and performance, we are passionate about our specialist subjects and dedicated both to education and the creative industries which we serve.  Our courses range from preparation for higher education to postgraduate level, including Study Abroad and short courses.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to undertake the role of Academic Support Tutor within Student Services.

The Academic Support team delivers a full range of academic and study support to all students, with specialist support for those with specific learning difficulties, The ethos of the service is to work within a developmental model which builds on individual strengths and skills, and which explicitly seeks to avoid a deficit model of support linked to the characteristics of particular student groups.

The successful candidate will be an experienced SpLD teacher who will ideally hold a current practising certificate in assessing specific learning difficulties, and is able to demonstrate a strong understanding of SpLD assessment and support, and accessible learning and teaching, with a proven track record in service development and improvement.

The role involves working with young people and requires compliance with the university’s safeguarding policies, including the requirement for an enhanced DBS check.

For more information and to apply visit http://www.aub.ac.uk/recruitment

Closing Date:             12 December 2016

Interview Date:          22 December 2016

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AEN Assessor- Top Independent School

Start: ASAP or from January, 2017.  Accommodation Available

Essential: OCR Level 7 Qualification or equivalent

Salary: £26-45K

An independent school on the Wiltshire borders require an Additional Educational Needs (AEN) Assessor ideally as soon as possible or from January, 2017.  This is a permanent position, however, it can also be a contract position, if desired.  Accommodation can be available.

Essential: An OCR Level 7 Diploma in SPLD or equivalent.  The successful candidate will have the ability to conduct full diagnostic assessments which meet JCQ Regulations for access arrangements.  Experience completing Form 8s and liaising with parents, pupils and teachers would be essential.

 Desired: QTS and experience teaching pupils with SEN/AEN is desirable, however, this is certainly not essential.

The school prides itself on providing an exceptional, all-round education that enables each student to try everything on offer, to find out what they really enjoy and are good at.  The capacity to engage pupils at many different levels is central to life at the school and they offer countless opportunities across many different learning contexts both inside and outside the classroom.  Talented and committed staff work with pupils to achieve these ends.  

If you are dedicated to assisting SEN pupils in a vibrant school, please forward your CV asap to jonathan.richmond@harrishill.co.uk or please ask for Devra or Jonathan for an informal chat on Tel: 020 7587 5153.

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Bishop Burton College

Exam Access Arrangement Assessor

£19.58 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay)

Up to an average of 14 hours per week (flexible on workload and your availability)

Fixed Term until 7 July 2017

Bishop Burton College is one of the leading landbased Colleges in the UK with strong and sustained growth in student numbers. We provide Further Education and Higher Education at our Campuses at Bishop Burton College nearBeverley and at Riseholme

College near Lincoln which includes a brand new Showground Campus featuring state of the art teaching environments, engineering workshops, sports facilities, world class laboratories and an industry leading animal management unit. At our Bishop Burton campus we have undergone a multi million pound campus development programme including significant investment in state of the art teaching and learning facilities, sports facilities, a commercially run farm and an international standard equestrian facility.

Due to the increase in students with additional learning needs a new post has been created for an Exam Access Arrangements Assessor who will be required to work at both Bishop Burton College and Riseholme College.

You will carry out cognitive assessments in line with the Joint Council for Qualification(JCQ) Regulations and ensure that students who have Specific Learning Difficulties or barriers to learning are assessed in a timely and accurate manner to enable application for

exam access arrangements. Managing your own time and priorities within this role, you can have flexibility with the number of hours you work each week and when in the week you work them.

You will have recent experience assessing students or adults with specific learning difficultiesin an educational environment and ideally have some experience in assessments for exam access arrangements. You will also have aJCQ Regulation acceptable qualification as either a registered psychologist, a certified practising specialist assessor or have successfully completed a post graduate course in a relevant subject with

at least 100 hours of individual specialist assessment.

To apply please visit our website and download the application form  

http://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/about-us/vacancies/currentvacancies

Any queries,

telephone 01964 504190 or email: human.resources@bishopburton.ac.uk

Closing date: 18 December 2016

Interview date: 11 January 2017

No Agencies

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBScheck will be carried out on the successful candidate. Bishop Burton College is committed to Equal Opportunities for all.

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