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Patoss AAA: Assessing for Access Arrangements course

Patoss AAA is a new postgraduate course and an equivalent to Level 7 qualification meeting the JCQ requirements for Access Arrangements Assessor Training. The course is delivered through blended learning, with four attendance days and a dedicated online learning platform.

Course members are supported by Patoss AAA Course Tutors who are all highly experienced and qualified assessors with current Assessment Practising Certificates. Each is fully trained in the tutor role, working under the direction of the Course Leader.

Patoss is seeking highly experienced access arrangements assessors to join our Professional Practice Team as distance learning tutors for course members.

Good communication skills, both orally and in writing are essential. The post will suit tutors with flexibility and enthusiasm. Applicants must hold a current SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate. Experience of online tutoring would be beneficial.

This next course will run from March 2016, with the possibility of earlier start dates for In-House courses. Tutors will be assigned a group of students and will be responsible for marking assignments and providing online feedback and guidance both to individual students and the course forum. Tutor team training will take place before the course begins.

Applications close on 4th November 2016.

Interviews will be held in London during the week of November 14th.


Please email for the job specification and application form.

Applicants should complete the application form and submit this electronically to Mandy Williams


Course overview

The Patoss AAA course has been designed to meet the JCQ requirements for access arrangements assessor training. Successful completion of the course provides a qualification in access arrangements assessment. It enables the assessor to carry out access arrangements assessments for GCSE and GCE qualifications and to complete JCQ Form 8 Section C.

Patoss AAA is an intensive course made up of two units, both of which must be successfully completed. It will develop the theoretical and practical knowledge underpinning the assessment of learners for examination access arrangements, in line with the JCQ and Awarding Body regulations.

It is delivered through blended learning, incorporating around 200 hours of study through attendance days, online learning and study.

Patoss AAA Tutors will

  • Advise on the selection of tests necessary to complete access arrangements assessments, including a case study assignment
  • Mark and provide written feedback on submitted assignments, including assessment and completion tasks.
  • Provide advice on the compilation of access arrangements paperwork and reporting requirements
  • Provide support and advice on materials, strategies and procedures associated with JCQ access arrangements throughout the course, via individual email messaging and wider forum discussion
  • Observe access arrangements assessments [video evidence] and provide feedback on recording to inform candidates future practice and support them in developing their skills
  • Provide tutorial support in accordance with Patoss policy and procedures
  • Work as part of a team.



There may be opportunities for further tutoring and mentoring activities with Patoss.



Calder House School

Required for September 2016: an inspirational full time class teacher with special interest in teaching English to dyslexic pupils. The successful applicant will hold an AMBDA approved post graduate qualification in teaching pupils with specific learning difficulties.

Calder House is a coeducational preparatory day school, located between Bath and Chippenham, whose pupils all have specific learning difficulties of a dyslexic, dyspraxic or dyscalculic nature. We are rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted across the board.

To find out more visit

To apply for the role please email requesting an application pack.


Beechwood Sacred Heart School

An independent school for girls and boys aged 3 – 18

We require for January 2017

A full-time



A fully qualified, enthusiastic teacher with an English/Literacy background is sought to join the Learning Development Department of this warm friendly school. Applicants should have a minimum of Level 5 SpLD (Dyslexia) and have experience in working with children at secondary level. The successful candidate will be able to work flexibly in assisting pupils across the curriculum. The ability to work as part of a strong team is essential

Application forms and further details are available on the website or

on request from:

Headmaster’s Secretary

Beechwood Sacred Heart School

12 Pembury Road  Tunbridge Wells 

Kent  TN2 3QD

Tel: 01892 532747  Fax:  01892 536164


Closing Date: Wednesday 12th October 2016

Beechwood is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and so applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including a check with the DBS.

Registered charity number: 325104

Dyslexia Matters Limited

Part-time Dyslexia Specialist Teacher Assessors Required

Work From Home

Mark OCR Level 5 and/or Level 7 Candidate Courses

Training is provided, including a Level 4 Qualification in Assessing.

Well-organised course. Marking materials are provided with on-going support. Candidates’ work is submitted by post and email.

Applicants require a Level 5 or Level 7 qualification and current CPD.

For further details contact Ann:

01767 313100

Dyslexia Matters Limited is an Equal Opportunities Employer





HMC GSA ISA 1,800 pupils aged 3-18


Required for January 2017 Part Time .4 of the timetable spread over 3 days

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, motivated and enthusiastic professional to deliver a range of subjects to support our growth and drive for excellence. 

The successful candidate will need to have a minimum of OCR Level 5 or equivalent in Specific Learning Difficulties.

Further details can be found on the School’s website.  Completed applications should be emailed to

Closing date for applications: 6 November

Berkhamsted Schools Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and visitors to adopt a child centred and coordinated approach to child protection and safeguarding. Registered Charity No. 310630.


Richard Huish College

SENCO (Permanent) Required Jan 2017 (or sooner if possible)

Richard Huish College

South Road


Somerset  TA1 3DZ


For full details please see our website:

Salary:  £32,000 Term Time Only plus two weeks or £35,000 All Year Round

Richard Huish College prides itself on its academic excellence, sound reputation and ongoing commitment to providing the very best education.  With over 2,400 students, our outstanding Ofsted status reflects our commitment to add value to our students achievements.

This important and strategic post would suit someone who:

  • Has an inclusive philosophy
  • Is a graduate with experience of working in an educational setting ( Note: there is no teaching commitment)  
  • Has qualifications to assess student for Joint Qualification Council (JQC) access exam arrangements.
  • Skills to lead a small group of support staff and work across the college to facilitate differentiation within the classroom.

The SEND Local offer published on our website lists the areas of SEND we specialise in with an annual allocation of 7 High Needs funded students

Visits to the college are warmly welcomed.

Closing Date:  11th November 2016 at 1pm.

Richard Huish College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

This post requires a criminal background check via the disclosure procedure.

We actively promote equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


 Blossom House School

Blossom House is a specialist school for children aged 3 – 16 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.

SpLD (Specific Learning Difficulties) Specialist Teacher & Access Arrangements Assessor  (Maternity Cover, to preferably start in Dec 2016, maternity cover contract) 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.

Experience of working with children and the ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour are essential for the role. 

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). 

The role is term-time/full time only, Monday to Friday (8:30 – 17:00)  salary dependent upon experience We offer a supportive working environment, and opportunities for continued professional development. 

Closing Date: Tuesday 1st November 2016 (Interview will take place in the week commencing 7th November 2016)

Applicants will need to complete an application form detailing how they meet the requirement of the person specification, along with the application activity detailed in the attachment.

For further information please contact;  email:

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


Disability and Dyslexia Service

Brunel University London

Disability Adviser (Dyslexia specialist)                              Vacancy Ref: LJA0042-2

Part-time (0.6 FTE, 3 days per week), Fixed-term (up to 12 months) Adoption leave cover

Salary (Grade H3): Pro rata of £38,167 to £49,091 per annum incl. of London Weighting

The Disability and Dyslexia Service is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic person to join its outstanding team of specialist Advisers.

The Disability Adviser (Dyslexia Specialist) will be expected to manage a large caseload of disabled students.   The successful candidate will be responsible for offering expert advice and information to disabled students and applicants, and for ensuring that reasonable adjustments are made.

Applicants should be educated to Degree level (or equivalent), with a level 5 qualification for teachers of students with specific learning disabilities. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently with students and use initiative to effectively find solutions to complex issues are essential.

Applicants should have extensive experience of working with students with Specific Learning Difficulties, including those with dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.  Substantial knowledge of the support requirements for disabled students in HE, and the ability to implement them, is essential.

Closing date for applications: Friday 4th November 2016

Provisional interview date: Tuesday 15th November 2016   

For further details and to apply please visit

This position does not meet the resident labour market test under UK Visas and Immigration rules and therefore Brunel University London would be unable to obtain the right to work for non-EEA nationals whose employment would require a Tier 2 certificate of sponsorship.