It is an exciting time to join this supportive team who are passionate about Learning Support in a mainstream setting. The successful applicant will collaborate closely with subject teachers, to co-plan and co-teach in mainstream classrooms. They will also work with small groups of students and in one-to-one settings to provide specific support outside of lessons.
GIS is a well-resourced successful international school with great facilities and a reputation for academic excellence; we place the success of each and every student at the centre of our mission. GIS is a family, and with our fantastic students, dedicated and motivated team of excellent teachers and support staff, it truly is a wonderful place to learn and teach.
At GIS, we know that every student requires more than academic ability to succeed in today’s global economy, and with that in mind, we offer an incredible pastoral support system, an extensive range of extra-curricular activities and strongly adhere to a skills-based approach to learning that supports and underpins our success in meeting the rigorous academic requirements of International GCSEs and A-Levels.
The school is focused on creating the best environments for our learners to grow and develop academically, emotionally, physically and socially. With a positive and progressive outlook, based on the latest research, we seek to constantly improve the provision for learning. With over 75 hours dedicated to teacher CPD every year, as well as a keen focus on staff and student well-being, we are constantly striving for excellence, both as practitioners and for our learners. GIS uses the latest technology to enhance learning and provide a 1:1 device programme and use Google Apps for Education as our main learning platform.
Successful candidate must:
- Have a proven track record of outstanding practice with a strong learning-focused philosophy
- Have a growth-mindset, looking to continually improve
- Be able to engage, motivate and support students, staff and parents
- Be a reflective, flexible practitioner with the ability to think creatively and take risks
- Have worked with students across a range of age groups requiring a range of support
- Have the knowledge, skills and understanding to review SEN documents in order to personalise the support required to ensure the learners reach their personal potential
- Use data effectively to review and plan for targeted interventions to optimise learning
- Support the parents of LS learners to develop strong home-school partnership for learning
- Have the interpersonal skills needed to work collaboratively and successfully with subject teachers to develop appropriate programmes of learning and provide adequate differentiation for individual students
- Experience of conducting testing procedures for Special Educational Needs would be desirable
We will provide:
- A competitive salary and benefits package
- Ongoing Professional Development
- A professionally stimulating and collaborative working environment
We recommend early application as we reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date.
Closing date for applications is the 8th of December 2017.
Interviews will take place in London in January 2018.
Please review the ‘GIS Information for Applicants 2018-19’ booklet found in the Applicant Info Pack prior to applying for this role.
Garden International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all offers of employment are subject to a criminal record check (DBS or equivalent).