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Learning Support Consultant

Lord Wandsworth CollegeHampshire

Lord Wandsworth College is looking for a self-employed consultant to join our Curriculum Support Department in the Learning Support team, to offer support on a flexible basis to our pupils aged between 11 and 16 with specific learning difficulties. The role requires someone who can work flexible hours between 09.00 to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday with the possibility of after school hours.

In a normal working day the Head of Curriculum Support will brief you on the needs of students requiring support which may include sharing a copy of their diagnostic report. Lessons must be tailored to the specific needs of the student. She will introduce the student to you on their first lesson and ensure both sides are at ease before tutoring begins. Lessons last up to 50 minutes and take place in one of the Learning Support classrooms. The tutor plans the lesson and provides all the resources required. A connection between the student’s subject teacher and tutor will be facilitated by sharing email addresses/phone numbers. This encourages linking what the student is learning in normal lesson time with gaps which require ‘filling’ in learning support lessons. Students arrive independently to lessons. At times, lessons might be required to be taught via Teams/OneNote. The setting up of the Team and Class OneNote is done by Learning Support for the tutor. A termly report for parents is provided by the tutor. The Head of Curriculum Support and the assistant are normally on hand if there are any issues.

This is an exciting role, the responsibilities to include:

• Prepare to teach 1-1 or group sessions with the pupils based on their specific learning difficulties and in accordance with diagnostic report recommendations in their specialist reports.

• Liaise with SENCO and individual class teachers on areas of development or specific strategies to support pupils in their lessons where appropriate.

• Keep digital records of each lesson with pupils, preferably on Teams/OneNote

• Provide a termly report on each pupil for parents as required by the college

• Adhere to LWC policies and to the SEND Code of Practice.

• Ensure that all SpLD knowledge and qualifications are kept up to date.

Lord Wandsworth College is fully committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion principles and we want this to be reflected in our workplace by ensuring diverse representation at all levels and truly inclusive practices. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas particularly at leadership levels. We also welcome applications from LGB and Trans and non-binary candidates.

Closing date: 6th December 2021 @ 9.00am

Interview date: w/c 13th December 2021

If you require any assistance completing your online application please contact Vacancy Filler, our recruitment support team, on 01509 236434 or use the 'Chat Now' option found at the bottom of the online application form.

Any questions with regard to the post should be directed to the HR Team on hr@lordwandsworth.org

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. The successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check and references. We are an equal opportunities employer. Lord Wandsworth College is a registered charity (Number: 1143359) providing outstanding caring education for boys and girls since 1912.


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