Head of Learning Support (Teacher of English and Nurture), Leyland, Lancashire

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Wellfield High SchoolLeyland, Lancashire
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Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS plus TLR 2.2 (£4,423)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Wellfield High School is a close-knit community school where we strive to get the balance right between support and challenge, so that every individual student achieves their personal best. We are currently enjoying an exciting new phase at the school and we are now seeking an English specialist who is interested in taking the next step in their teaching career to join our new and vibrant Student Support and Intervention team.

· Have you a passion to help young people make progress? 

· Have you high aspirations for yourself which will help you to inspire and motivate our students to believe they can be what they want to be, helping them to increase their self-esteem? 

· Do you believe in providing every student, particularly students who require additional intervention, support and personalised strategies, with opportunities to help them to become successful, active and responsible young adults? 

· Can you engage students with a positive mind frame, empowering them to take on challenges and activities?

If so, why not become part of our new exciting future at Wellfield High School, in an executive partnership with Tarleton Academy, which is already providing opportunities for both our staff and students and transforming our school to make rapid progress. 

We are a small community school in the centre of Leyland where staff, students and parents are known for our family ethos and nurturing environment. It is within this context that we strive to get the very best out of our students and ourselves, so that everyone thrives.

The post of Head of Learning Support is a dynamic and exciting new position. You will join a wider team of Progress Leaders led by the Assistant Headteacher for Progress & Intervention, who represent a central element in our newly developed Student Support Team, which also includes the school’s Pastoral Team and Learning Support. 

In addition to this you will benefit from working alongside our expert Executive Inclusion Manager, who is skilled and experienced in all statutory areas of working with students, parents and multi agencies in support of students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

The main purpose of the Head of Learning Support role is:

  • To raise standards of student attainment and achievement within the remit of the      Learning Support (currently students with additional learning/medical needs, Children Looked After (CLA), students who have English as an Additional Language (EAL) and students on a Child in Need plan (CIN)).
  • To identify, monitor, support and review the progress of individual students within the specified learner groups who are at risk of underachieving and not meeting age related expectations and/ or students who are vulnerable and require support.
  • To develop and enhance the teaching practice of others in relation to their teaching strategies with individuals from the agreed learner groups.
  • To lead on the strategic development and to contribute significantly to the teaching      methodology and organisation of nurture groups across the school.
  • To support the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and      differentiated curriculum for the learner groups, in accordance with the aims of the school and the curricular policies determined by the Governing Body of the school.
  • To work closely with the Executive Inclusion Manager to ensure outstanding      provision in Learning Support.

As part of the interview process candidates will be required to teach a sample lesson. This will be 45 minutes long on a topic of your choice, designed to inspire and challenge a mixed ability group of Year 8 or 9 students in your subject area.

Candidates should ensure that they and their referees are easily contactable, with the correct phone number and email address and able to reply promptly if references are requested.

We encourage prospective candidates to contact the school for a tour prior to their final application, please contact head@whs.lancs.sch.uk or phone the school, 01772 421303 to arrange. 

Please complete the application form which should be submitted to head@whs.lancs.sch.uk by 9am on Thursday 12th April. 

Interviews Tuesday 16th April. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

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More about Wellfield High School
Address: Yewlands Drive, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2TP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1772 421303