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Specialist SpLD Teacher

Whitgift SchoolCroydon

Part time post (equivalent to 0.6 FTE)

Whitgift is one of Britain’s leading independent day and boarding schools, set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast. We are proud to be able to offer:

  • a unique, tailor-made education for boys aged 10-18
  • Beautiful and historic parkland site with outstanding facilities
  • A record of outstanding academic achievement
  • Superb facilities for over 40 sports, an exciting performing arts programme and wide range of co-curricular activities
  • Excellent pastoral care.

We are seeking to appoint a Specialist SpLD Teacher with additional experience of working with students on the Autistic Spectrum welcomed. They will report to the Head of Learning Support, Mrs K Richardson, BA, Dip.SpLD, Dip SENCO.  The ideal candidate will teach small intervention groups before or after school, provide targeted specific 1:1 sessions to students with identified SpLD and SEMH, support and run small co-curricular groups to support social skills through creative activities and support groups of students in a variety of subjects to iGCSE level.  Other responsibilities include planning for additional workshops, liaising with subject teachers for strategies to enhance teaching and learning of students with neuro-diverse presentations or accessibility requirements, writing reports, completing Annual Reviews of EHCP students and some administrative tasks.

The post is ideal for experienced teachers but we also welcome applicants who have recently qualified and wish to develop further. A proactive culture of supporting and developing talented and inspiring teachers is supported by the Senior Management Team.

Staff will be encouraged to contribute fully to the co-curricular life of the School and this is reflected in the salary offered. A strong commitment to the pastoral and house system is also anticipated. Accommodation may be available. Assistance is offered towards removal expenses.

In return we offer a generous salary and benefits package including Teachers’ Pension Scheme (with Life Assurance cover), Employee Discount Club, discounted school fees for the Foundation Schools, discounted off-peak membership at our on-site gym (Nuffield Health), Simply Health cash plan, a range of family-friendly benefits and a season ticket loan.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

For any general queries, please telephone the Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email SchoolHR@whitgift.co.uk  or email Kirstie Richardson, Head of Learning Support: kir@whitgift.co.uk  if you have specific questions regarding the vacancy.

Applications will be reviewed daily and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 19 May 2021

Whitgift School (part of the Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Where applicable, applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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