EAL Student Support Worker ( EAL SSW), Leeds

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Leeds City AcademyLeeds
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Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Grade: B3
Contract term: Permanent


Purpose of job: --- You will work with individual and groups of students who are recently arrived from overseas / new to English, Minority Ethnic students at risk of underachieving and students whose behaviour is a barrier to learning. You will be expected to carry out any reasonable task required which falls within the scope of the purpose of the post.

Responsible for: Raising the attainment and inclusion of EAL students 

NB:  All post-holders at The White Rose Academies Trust are responsible for improving the outcomes for learners and upholding the ethos of the Academies.  The five principles of the Children’s Act: Every Child Matters guide the work of every adult working at or associated with Leeds City Academy.  

General Duties and Responsibilities: 

· Working with EAL, Inclusion, Learning Support, Pastoral and Curriculum staff in planning and supporting the work of target students. · Collaborating with professional colleagues to develop and maintain close working links with parent / carers and support agencies. · Working with individual and groups of students who are recently arrived from overseas/ new to English and Minority Ethnic students at risk of underachieving. · Working with individuals and groups of students whose behaviour acts as a barrier to their learning. · Working with the EAL Area Team Leader and other colleagues to devise, update and disseminate Student Support Records of target students. · Working with staff to promote and develop classroom strategies to support the learning and inclusion of target students · Being involved with the admission and induction of new students to the school. · Providing reports, with the EAL Area Team Leader or Inclusion Manager, which contribute to annual reporting procedures. · Liaising with outside agencies to support target students’ curriculum and pastoral needs. · Monitoring student performance and setting appropriate targets in line with whole school target setting.

· Contributing to organisation and display in the EAL and Inclusion rooms. · Being involved in liaison with Primary Schools, induction of new students and data collection. · Contributing to the additional extra curricular activities organised by the EAL and Inclusion teams in school. · Helping to establish the school ethos based on the aims of the school. · Supporting the school’s positive discipline policy both in classrooms and corridors.


Other duties 

· Observing students in lessons and making appropriate comments. · Supporting students in class · Promoting EAL and behaviour strategies for New to English students or students with behaviour difficulties to colleagues. · Withdrawing small groups of students for English as an Additional Language tuition/ study support in line with EAL policy or to do behaviour modification work. · Developing resources and lessons for target students. · Gathering information about student achievement from subject staff. · Keeping / updating data on target students for EAL/key student files. · Meeting new parent / carers to collect information about new students and disseminating this to staff. · Supporting new students on arrival to access lessons and school procedures. · Contacting and communicating with parent/ carers of target students as appropriate. · Setting appropriate student targets, establishing a support package and sharing the information with the relevant people. ·  Providing support for target students during exam periods and / or delivering alternative activities for students not taking exams. · Supporting and collecting information during primary transition. · Supporting staff and students during annual activities such as Work Experience and Options. · Supporting students who attend the after school sessions. · Using the school’s system for referral of achievement and discipline. · Attending all relevant staff meetings and weekly EAL or Inclusion team meetings. · Receiving induction training from EAL and Inclusion staff and opportunities to attend relevant in service training. 

Leeds City Academy – Aspire Together - Achieve Together

Leeds City Academy is an 11-16 school situated in the vibrant heart of Leeds. We are a smaller academy, enabling our staff to nurture the talent and realise the potential of each and every student. We provide an exceptional education and life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society. Our vision at Leeds City Academy is clear: we will be Ofsted rated as outstanding within the next three years.

EAL Student Support Worker with the ability to speak Czech, Romanian or Slovakian to start in January 2018

The salary is B3 .18 - .21 (£18, 070 - £20, 138) 37 hours a week, term time only plus 5 days (pro rata £15,386 - £17,147)

Advert live Monday 06/11/2017

Closing date Monday 20/11/2017

Shortlisting Tuesday 21/11/2017

Interview  Monday 27/11/2017

Job location

More about Leeds City Academy
Address: Bedford Field, Woodhouse Cliff, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2LG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 284 4260