Learning Support Officer, Birmingham

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King Edward VI Handsworth School for GirlsBirmingham
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 2, point 18, Term Time only FTE £18,870
Contract term: Permanent

4 days a week 29 hours 

5 days a week 36.5 hours

The school is seeking to appoint a Learning Support Officer to work with students from all key stages within the school.  The successful candidate would ideally have experience as a Level 2 or Level 3 Teaching assistant though training would be offered.

The role involves working with the school’s SENCO to offer in-class support, leading small group interventions and supporting teaching with teaching and learning for students with additional needs.  The department had a designated space – The Learning Hub – which would be the base for the majority of the student support.

This role is term time only and there is flexibility as to whether this role is completed over four or five days a week but must include Fridays. Starting on 25th February 2019 or sooner if possible.

Clear communication and commitment to working with staff, students and parents are essential in order to provide the best learning experiences for SEND students both inside and outside the classroom.  We are looking for a dynamic colleague who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people.  Our students are enthusiastic, well-behaved and have high aspirations.  We are looking for a colleague who can offer additional support for those students who need it.

King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please download the job description and person specification from our websites.  Visits are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the Head’s PA.

Applications can be made by sending a completed application form, covering letter including the names and addresses of two referees, to the Headmistress, Mrs A Whittall. Previous applicant need not apply.

Closing date:  18th March 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews: week commencing 18th March 2019 

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