This is a key role which has arisen at the College due the retirement of the current postholder, and is to lead, manage and develop the Learning Support team. This is a strategic area of growth for the College, we are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to further build on the excellent achievements to date. The role requires the ability to develop and maintain systems for recording, monitoring and evaluation of the College policies on learning support, as well as ensuring that the College is funded appropriately for this work, and that learning support is delivered effectively and to a high level of quality throughout the College. The Learning Support team provides support for students with a range of learning needs as well as those with physical and sensory impairment, learning disabilities and autism. The team also delivers skills sessions to level 2 and level 3 students, across the College, to support their progression in their studies.
The successful applicant will have a track record of working in this area of teaching, with a passion, determination and vision to increase this provision further.
The post holder will be responsible to the Deputy Principal and play an active part in ensuring that students enrol, students achieve, remain on full enjoyable and challenging programmes, aim high and progress. This role will lead and develop the Learning Support department to provide a comprehensive and effective system of support to our students. Applicants will need to hold both a relevant degree and teaching qualification, have the ability to plan and deliver courses which support students with SEN and to deliver individual support plans for students with SEN. An excellent understanding of the provision of learning support in a College/School environment is required including the establishment and review of EHCP plans and knowledge of the SEN funding processes. Additionally, applicants are required to have good IT skills, with the ability to produce reports for the Senior Management Team. The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator, with a knowledge of quality systems appropriate to the College setting with drive and the vision and ambition, to progress this important area further.