EAL Advisory Teacher, Somerset

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Somerset County CouncilSomerset
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers main scale/UPS + TLR2b (£4,353)
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Support Services for Education – SEN & Vulnerable Learners

Ethnic Minority Achievement & Traveller Education Service


Full Time.

Fixed term contract - Maternity cover (9 – 12 months)

About Us

This is an exciting opportunity to join Support Services for Education, to cover an existing member of staff whilst on maternity leave. The Ethnic Minority Achievement and Traveller Education Service are looking for an EAL Advisory Teacher to work in this busy and hardworking team. This is a varied role which aims to raise standards of achievement for those minority ethnic pupils or groups who are at risk of underachieving.

About the Job

The role will involve providing specialist training and support to staff pertaining to the achievement of Ethnic Minority learners, including those learning English as an additional language. You will help build capacity in schools by supporting Teaching Assistants, EAL Co-ordinators, teachers, subject leaders and head teachers as appropriate. You will be responsible for line managing a number of EAL Support Advisors and directing their work in schools. Additionally, you will provide specialised assessments in schools for identified children whose first language is not English and deliver training courses, workshops and termly network meetings for teachers. As a partially traded Service, other areas of work may include developing training and resource packages to deliver and sell to schools that will raise outcomes for pupils. You will also be expected to actively look for new traded work opportunities and promote all other SSE services. 

About You

Flexibility and the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the service is a necessary part of the role, making a positive and committed attitude a necessity. Ideally you will start from February half term but an Easter start date would also be considered.

For more information or an informal discussion about this post please contact Kate Daunton on KDaunton@somerset.gov.uk or telephone 07977 402459.

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. We offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees including:

  • A Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Discounted lease car via salary sacrifice scheme and options for discounts on petrol or diesel.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and so forth.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, childcare vouchers, additional annual leave, computers, mobile phones and health screening.
  • Generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance and support offering a variety of employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle.
  • Optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.

Somerset County Council must ensure that each person who works for the public authority in a customer-facing role can speak fluent English. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.

To download and submit an application form and job details, please click Apply Now.

CV’s are not accepted for this role. http://dasjobs.co.uk/job/eal-advisory-teacher/ 

Please quote job reference no: 10596/AB

Closing date: 11 December 2017

Interview date: 20 December 2017

Job location

More about Somerset County Council
Address: County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 845 345 9166