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Learning Support Teacher - Maternity Cover - March 2021

Sutton Valence SchoolSutton Valence

The Post

We are looking for a well-qualified, experienced and energetic Learning Support teacher to provide a maternity cover from March 2021. The successful candidate will have experience of teaching maths, literacy and study skills, an understanding and empathy with the needs and concerns of the secondary age group (11 – 18) and an awareness of current national educational policies and initiatives within SEND.

Applicants should have excellent pastoral skills along with innovative teaching strategies to help pupils make good progress and achieve their best.

Candidates will be expected to take an active role in the pastoral care of our pupils which is based on a house system, with vertical tutor groups.

The Department

Learning Support is provided throughout the School either in small groups or individual lessons in Maths and English. There is a small team of specialist teachers.

The number of pupils at Sutton Valence School with identified Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD) is currently 200 pupils. These difficulties range from mild to moderate needs with pupils following a standard curriculum. A small number of pupils do not study a Modern Foreign Language and receive additional support for Mathematics and Literacy.

Main Responsibilities

These will include:

  • Teach pupils as individuals or in small groups;
  • Carry out screening assessments of pupils;
  • Devise the learning support plans for individual pupils;
  • Develop and carry out appropriate programmes of work;
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, parents and outside agencies.

Additional Information

The salary will be at the appropriate point on the Sutton Valence pay scale. Staff can use the excellent fitness facilities in the Sports Hall in the evening. The School operates a contributory pension scheme which is open to all members of staff. Staff with a contract for at least one full term and who have children attending either the Senior School or the Preparatory School will be eligible to receive a discount in respect of School fees (excluding nursery). The current rate of discount is 65% for full-time staff, and for part-time staff the relevant percentage will be calculated on a pro rata basis.

Any offer of appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, the completion of a successful medical examination and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the School’s Child Protection policy may be found on the School’s website.

Sutton Valence School is an equal opportunities employer.

A member of The United Westminster and Grey Coat Foundation. Registered Charity No 1181012.

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