The Learning and Language Support teacher will support the students who face two types of difficulties:
· language difficulties (providing ESL support for students who lack experience to acquire the curriculum in English, and whose mother tongue is different from English);
· students who face learning difficulties in the acquisition of the core curriculum.
The L&L Support Teacher will focus on the provision of supplementary teaching to pupils who require additional help. The position requires to provide in-sit and pull-out support to the pupil. Their work involves planning and implementing effective teaching strategies, liaising with parents, staff and other relevant professionals. The work requires one-to-one tuition and ability to establish effective communication with students, parents and the teaching staff. Self-motivation, organisation, creativity and enthusiasm are vital qualities in the role. The position requires experience as a mainstream teacher at primary or post-primary level and experience in leading learning support and/ or ESL Programme.
Candidate’s skills and qualifications
· Bachelor or Master’s degree in education, primary years teacher’s qualification.
· Learning support course/ qualification and ESL teacher’s qualification are favourable.
· 2 and more year-experience at an international school, working full-time as a primary years teacher/ ESL teacher/ learning support specialist.
· Fluent English speaker and experience working in the context where students acquire the curriculum in English, having a different mother tongue.
· Helping pupils to cope with and overcome problems that arise because of language/learning difficulties.
· Developing and fostering the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable the optimum development of pupils.
· Encouraging students to develop self-confidence and independence, and to reach their potential.
· Adapting the curriculum and conventional teaching methods to meet individual needs.
· Using audio-visual materials and computers to stimulate interest and learning, being able to design the materials and adapt them to the students’ learning needs.
· Planning and delivering lessons, setting and marking assignments.
· Assessing and recording children’s progress.
· Working as a team-member within the wider school staff and liaising with other relevant individuals such as educational psychologists and parents.
· Able to take responsibility for the progress of a class of primary-age pupils who need extra language and/or learning support.
· Able to provide in-sit and pull-out language and learning support.
· Willing to contribute to the wider life of the school.
· Having passion to inspire young minds and teenagers, a commitment to ensuring that every child achieves their potential.
· Able and willing to deal with behaviour issues if/when they arise.
· Willing to provide regular feedback to parents and carers on a pupil's progress at parents' evenings and other meetings.
· Keen on organising and taking part in school events, outings and activities, which may take place at weekends or in the evening.