Learning and Language Support Teacher, Latvia

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Exupery International SchoolLatvia

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Start date: January 8, 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

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.



Job location

More about Exupery International School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 16 years
Address: Jauna street 8, Pinki, Babite, Latvia
Telephone: +371 26622777
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