The Learning Specialist is responsible for supporting students in the School’s Specific Learning Differences (SLD) programme. The goal of the programme is to provide instruction in learning strategies and build independence in students with diagnosed learning differences.
The successful candidate will also manage the PSHE curriculum and act as one of the school's designated safeguarding leaders (DSL).
- Manage and share the School Special Needs Register containing Cognitive and learning support, Emotional Support, Gifted and Talented student support and Medical and dietary needs.
- Meet regularly with teaching teams and provide general academic support for students across primary and secondary.
- In collaboration with parents, teachers and students, develop and share an Annual Individualised Education Plan (AIEP)/ PAP explaining specific academic goals and objectives for the academic year; update PAP in light of new findings and arrange and attend PAP meetings.
- Teach specific learning strategies using mainstream curriculum material, individualised for a particular learning profile.
- Conduct informal assessments and help each student understand and articulate his/her learning style and needs and show sensitivity to learning differences and promote learning diversity in a positive way
- Communicate regularly with parents about progress .
- Help to identify external support services such as counselling, tutoring, speech and language therapy where necessary.
- Share information regarding casework with the pastoral team.
- Participate in meetings as required, including committees and sub-committees.
- Present information and provide training and education about SLD issues and the SLD program to faculty and parents.
- Assume responsibility for professional development; keep abreast of current research and attend professional workshops and training.
- Support continuity of the students’ educational experience to allow smooth transition from/to further education system.
- Manage the peer tutoring system within the school
- Manage and promote the Diversity Committee within the school
- Manage and promote the PSHE curriculum.
What we offer:
- £25,700 for 40 hours/week; 39 weeks/year
- Free loan of iPad, worth £1,000 tax free
- Fantastic work spaces and resources
- Free 3 course lunch, worth £1,500 tax free
- Committed, talented team of professionals
- Access to professional development
- Free, hot beverages and fruit throughout the day
- Tuition remission for team members
- Free, weekly language classes for staff (French and English)
- Perkbox account
Education & Experience Required
- Bilingual in English and French (native-level English needed);
- Postgraduate training that includes the study of Specific Learning Differences, child/adolescent psychology and/or special education;
- Substantive experience as a Learning Specialist in a similar school setting working with students aged 4-18 with mild to moderate Specific Learning Differences;
- A proven commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of children;
- Experience with differentiating instruction to meet the learning needs of all students. Experience and commitment to collaborative working in a team-focused environment;
- An ability to provide strategy support in all levels of English, French and Maths and Science;
- Outstanding collaborative skills and a desire to work in a team-focused environment;
- Commitment to and facility with integration of technology in the service of student learning;
- Willingness to contribute to school life and activities in additional ways through coaching, advising and special projects;
- Ability to support and nurture the school-home partnership;
- High level of IT competency.
- Teaching experience in an international environment;
- Knowledge and understanding of international and/or independent school communities.
This job description sets out the duties of the post at the time it was drawn up. The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties within the School as may be reasonable expected, without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. This is a common occurrence and would not justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.
It is a requirement that all staff work in a flexible manner compatible with their jobs and in line with the objectives of the Lycée International de Londres. Please note that the job description for this position may be reviewed and amended to incorporate the future needs of the Lycée.
Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity and overseas police checks from any countries a candidate has lived for longer than three months since the age of 18.
Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill is an equal opportunities employer.