Learning Support Teacher, Somerset

Closing date:Expiring soon

Taunton SchoolSomerset

Date posted:
Start date: April 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Comparable to the national pay spine for qualified teachers
Contract term: Permanent

Job Title: Learning Support Teacher
Job Reference No: 18-19068
Hours per week: Part time
Salary: Comparable to the national pay spine for qualified teachers
Start Date: April 2019 or sooner
Closing Date: 8am Wednesday 20th February 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 26th February 2019

Taunton School is over 170 years old and is an Independent School educating approximately 1200 boys and girls aged 0-18 (around 400 boarders) on one impressive site. We aim to challenge, inspire and nurture young people to succeed in a global community. We have a vibrant Preparatory School (Years 3 to 8) of some 270 pupils with another 230 pupils in the Pre-Prep and Nursery.

We are seeking an outstanding individual to fill the role of Part time Learning Support Teacher for our Prep and Pre Prep School from April 2019. The Learning Support Teacher will plan and deliver an individualised programme for pupils with Literacy difficulties including SpLD using a multi-sensory approach and support and monitor students’ progress in their day-to-day learning.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a thriving and happy Prep School. The successful applicant will maintain and develop further the excellence of the Educational Progress Department for our current pupils and be enthusiastic to adopt innovative teaching and learning techniques. 

The post holder will have some or all of the following:- 

• Qualified teacher status

• Experience in teaching students with special educational needs, especially Dyslexia.

• A recognised and significant qualification in teaching pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties, or a willingness to gain such a qualification. 

Application Process

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it, together with a short covering letter. A Taunton School application form must be used and there is no need to submit a CV. Alternatively, applications can be posted to the HR Department at the main School address. 

Please email your completed and signed application form and covering letter to: tsrecruit@tauntonschool.co.uk 

Taunton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, and a successful enhanced DBS check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1823 703703
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Taunton School is a co-educational, independent boarding and day school educating pupils from 0-18. Its values are based on Christianity and it is situated in Taunton, Somerset. There are 591 pupils in the senior school and 434 pupils in the lower sc...