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Learning Enrichment Teacher

Surbiton High Senior SchoolSurbiton, Greater London

Surbiton High School seeks an enthusiastic and outstanding Teacher of Learning Enrichment, who is passionate about encouraging and empowering our pupils to achieve their very best.

The Learning Enrichment Department at Surbiton High School is an approachable and friendly department consisting currently of 12 members of staff, a number of whom work part-time and some of whom who also work across our Girls’ Prep and/or Boys’ Prep Schools. We currently have 199 Senior School pupils on the learning support register with a range of Specific Learning Difficulties, dyslexia being the most widely represented. We currently have 2 senior school pupils on an EHCP.

This thriving department is based in a dedicated, large learning space and pupils come to the department for their LE lessons; we do not use Teaching Assistants. We teach pupils one-to-one, in pairs, or in small groups, depending on need. Pupils attend via before-school sessions, at breaks and lunchtimes, after school and during private study periods or in place of another lesson that they may have dropped, such as a language. It is a forward-looking department dedicated to ensuring pupils meet their potential and overcome barriers.

Reporting Line: Head of Learning Enrichment

Tenure: 1 year Fixed-Term (in the first instance), Full or Part-time 

Key Responsibilities:

  • To design lesson plans for pupils receiving Support for Learning. Lesson plans may be subject related or skill related, and should address areas that hinder access to the curriculum
  • To identify resources and material required for a Learning Support Programme
  • To monitor progress and providing written reports at least quarterly on pupils receiving Support for Learning
  • To communicate regularly with classroom teachers to discuss progress of individual pupils
  • To attend Staff and Parent/Staff Consultation meetings
  • To attend INSET days
  • To contribute to the organisation and running of co-curricular and enrichment activities
  • To attend staff and departmental meetings as required
  • To undertake supervisory duties as required
  • To conduct yourself in an appropriate professional manner at all times and support and foster the aims and safeguarding policies of the School
  • To participate in the annual performance review, appraisal and development programme
  • To identify and attend workshops for professional development to ensure continued upgrading of knowledge and skills and attending relevant CPD training each year
  • To uphold the School’s code of conduct and the values of Surbiton High School
  • To carry out any such duties as may be reasonably requested by the Principal

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

  • Knowledge and experience working with children with specific learning needs
  • Possess a depth and breadth of subject content in either the Primary or Secondary School curriculum
  • It would be highly desirable for candidates to be confident and willing to teach from Year 1 up to Year 9
  • Qualified - SpLD Certificated / minimum Level 5 OCR Certified desired
  • Experience supporting EAL pupils is desirable
  • Familiarity with the needs of pupils with learning differences would be an advantage, including: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Organizational and Attention difficulties
  • Skills, Personal Qualities and Attitudes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong organizational, administrative and ICT skills
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and support pupils and colleagues 
  • A dynamic, enthusiastic classroom practitioner with a clear sense of purpose and high expectations
  • Evidence of being able to work effectively within a team
  • Willingness to participate in co-curricular activities
  • High expectations for pupil attainment, personal development and conduct
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Positive rapport with pupils and personal warmth to gain the confidence of pupils, staff and parents
  • High standards of personal presence and presentation and attention to detail
  • Committed to professional development and show a willingness to undertake appropriate training for this role

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following: 

Closing date for Applications: 8:00am,  Wednesday 14 April 2021

Interviews will take place week commencing: 26 April 2021

For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email

Surbiton High School is culturally diverse and fully committed to celebrating, respecting and learning about inclusion and diversity throughout the community.

Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

Surbiton High School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing.

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