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Specialist Practitioner - Autism (Term-time Only) (Fixed-term for 1 year)

Weston CollegeNorth Somerset

The Specialist Learning Support Provision at Weston College leads the field and is pro-active in informing the sector, sharing good practice and developing inclusive provision for all learners. This specialist support provision is extended across all the teaching campuses at Weston College including Knightstone, South West Skills, Loxton, HALC and Weston Bay - the college’s residential training centre.

Our aim is to provide high quality specialist programmes which support learners to understand how their barriers impact on their learning and how they can work with specialist support teams to access a curriculum which addresses their individual needs, aspirations and vocational focus through empowerment.

The person appointed will be required to work as part of a team planning and delivering high quality innovative individualised programmes of support for learners with SEND on Programmes of study across the college.  This specialist support programmes provided will be delivered on a 1:1 basis and/or with small groups, empowering learner’s independence, setting high expectations and creating a culture that enables learners with SEND to excel.

The crucial aspect of the role will include working in collaboration with the teaching teams to identify how the programmes of study are made accessible for learners with SEND, tailored to their individual needs ensuring seamless transitions between courses, schools, colleges and other outside agencies.

Appointees will be required to have specialised knowledge and experience in a specific area of SEND.

This is an exciting time to join Weston College. The College is Ofsted 'Outstanding', its Higher Education provision is graded 'Gold' by the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), and Weston College has recently won the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, one of only two Further Education colleges in the country to be awarded this prestigious honour. Furthermore, the College is an Investors in People 'Champion' and has been awarded 'Platinum' by Investors in People, which demonstrates Weston College's commitment to invest in our staff to improve performance.

Weston College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.