Learning Support Coordinator, Amsterdam

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The British School of AmsterdamAmsterdam

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Start date: 3 Sep 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive package that includes relocation allowance for expatriate staff
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for a highly effective Learning Support Coordinator who will also be the Head of the Curriculum Support Faculty to lead, develop and support effective practice for pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), English as an Additional Language (EAL) and those who are More Able, to ensure that they can make rapid progress in line with the school’s expectations. Exam Access Arrangements for public examinations is a responsibility and membership of the Association of Educational Psychologists or a specialist assessor with relevant accredited qualification in Exam Access Arrangements (CPT3A) is highly desirable.

The ability to teach a subject to GCSE level is essential.

More information about the Senior School can also be found in the Senior School Profile.

About The British School of Amsterdam

The British School of Amsterdam is an independent co-educational non-profit day school providing world class learning for children from 3 to 18 years. Currently based on three campuses in the south of the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the school is organised into four departments: Early Years (3-5 years), Infant (5-7 years), Junior (7-11 years) and Senior (11-18 years) each with its own Head and team of staff. We currently have more than 900 pupils across the school. The British School of Amsterdam is directed by a whole school management team comprising the Principal, Bursar and the Heads of the Early Years, Infant, Junior and Senior schools. The Support Staff consists of admissions, finance, IT, facilities and HR.

Contract and benefits

The post is full time, and in the first instance temporary for one year. 

  • Benefits include
  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation allowance (for expatriate staff)
  • Pension plan
  • Possibility of applying for a tax discount for overseas highly skilled migrants in the Netherlands (commonly referred to as the 30% Ruling) 
  • Free school places for employees who quality for the 30% Ruling

Person specification

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • The successful person will have 
  • A good honours degree and a recognised teaching qualification, for example, a PGCE
  • Three years’ experience in the UK curriculum 
  • Hold a Level 7 Qualification in SpLD and a current APC (desirable)
  • Experience of Special Educational Needs within secondary education  
  • Experience of teaching pupils with English as an additional language 
  • Experience of working in an International school setting (desirable)
  • Good IT skills
  • The ability to work with a range of pupils at all levels

Personal qualities

The successful person will have:

  • A (very) good sense of humour
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Enthusiasm that inspires others
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positivity and perseverance

Application process

Click here for an application form. The application form should include a covering letter, addressed to the Principal, Paul Morgan, and the contact details for two referees. Once completed it should be sent to recruitment@britams.nl by Friday 20 April at 12pm (CET).  Further information can be obtained by sending an email to recruitment@britams.nl. After the closing date we will contact successfully shortlisted candidates with more details about the interview process. Interviews will take place in Amsterdam on Monday 30 April and Tuesday 1 May 2018.

Job location

More about The British School of Amsterdam
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior School, Fred. Roeskestraat 94a, Amsterdam, 1076 ED, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 20 67 90 183