Director of Learning Support, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1HU

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Sevenoaks SchoolSevenoaks, Kent TN13 1HU

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Sevenoaks has its own competitive salary scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Working closely with the Academic and Pastoral Deputy Heads, the Director of Learning Support (SENCO) is responsible for the strategic delivery of Learning Support across the school.  They will ensure all teaching staff are trained in supporting students in study skills.  They are responsible for arranging screening of new students on entry for learning support needs, and meet prospective parents and students if there are particular SEND needs to discuss reasonable adjustments with Admissions staff and families. 

The Director oversees the team in identifying and assessing individual needs, drawing up and implementing individual educational plans, and monitoring their effectiveness.  They work with external agencies as required, and with the Exams Office to ensure appropriate accommodations are made for both internal and external exams.  They will also be involved in working together with tutors and parents to support students. The Director will provide one to one support to some students.

The post is full-time, but it is envisaged that the successful candidate will teach about 10 periods per fortnight (ppfs) of a curriculum subject and be an experienced teacher.   The successful candidate will either have SENCO and assessment qualifications or a proven track record working in this area and a willingness to gain appropriate qualifications.  Good interpersonal skills are essential. Knowledge of the IB is desirable but not necessary.

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Applications should be submitted by midday on Wednesday 22 January 2020.

Sevenoaks School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants will undergo appropriate child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Registered Charity No. 1101358

More about Sevenoaks School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Inter-denominational
Address: High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1732 455133
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Academic excellence, with a strong pastoral and co-curricular emphasis and a global dimension.

Sevenoaks School is a large, co-educational HMC school. Founded in 1432 by William Sevenoke, the school has over the last 50 years developed an internati...