Learning Support Teacher, Oxfordshire

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Rye St Antony SchoolOxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Post

A well qualified, creative and committed Learning Support Teacher is required to support pupils who have specific learning needs or conditions that affect their learning. Learning Support Teachers are employed on an hourly paid basis.

Responsibilities of the post include:

  • preparing and delivering challenging and stimulating lessons
  • teaching with expertise, creativity, patience and enthusiasm, using a variety of teaching methods tailored to the needs of individual pupils.
  • setting high standards and encouraging pupils to achieve their full potential through encouragement and support for independent learning and self-evaluation
  • attending training courses as required for optimum professional development
  • developing, implementing and/or monitoring each pupil’s learning support programme
  • promoting good progress and outcomes for pupils
  • implementing school policies for marking, target setting and reporting, using this information to support on-going improvement and to monitor progress
  • keeping records of attendance
  • drawing up an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each of pupil and reviewing it regularly
  • liaising with the Head of Learning Support/SENCo, other members of the learning support team, each pupil’s teachers and form tutor, and other members of staff as required
  • offering and providing strategies to pupils and their teachers, which will help facilitate progress in light of pupils’ individual needs
  • assisting the Head of Learning Support to keep the Learning Support and EAL registers up-to-date
  • contacting parents with regular updates of pupil progress
  • attending relevant meetings, including LS department meetings, relevant subject department meetings, and whole-staff insets/meetings once per term.
  • contributing occasionally to workshops open to all interested pupils, on topics such as study skills, organisation.
  • modelling high standards of personal presentation, punctuality and commitment, and commanding similarly high standards of behaviour and attitude from pupils

Person specification


  • understanding of and support for the Catholic ethos of the School
  • a highly successful teacher
  • excellent academic credentials
  • further certification with regard to (or developed understanding through training and   experience) Specific Learning Difficulties or other factors and conditions which can affect a pupil’s learning, eg ADHD, ASD, anxiety management
  • experience of one-to-one and small group tutoring (Early Years and numeracy tuition are especially sought after)
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • diplomatic and patient
  • well organised, efficient and able to manage competing priorities
  • collaborative, reliable and resilient
  • a willingness to contribute to the wider needs of the School community
  • highly effective communication skills, in person and in writing
  • integrity and discretion
  • inspiring confidence in others


  • experience within the independent sector
  • a practising Catholic

Pay and benefits

The current hourly rate of pay is £33.92.  

All teachers are invited to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

At specified times, staff may use the school’s Fitness Suite, and during Trinity Term staff may use the swimming pool at the advertised times.  Lunch is provided in the school dining room during term time, and refreshments are provided in the Staff Room at morning break and teatime.  There is car parking on site, and the School is easily accessible by bus.

How to apply

Applications (application form, accompanying letter and full curriculum vitae with contact details for two referees) should be addressed to the Headmistress, Mrs Sarah Ryan, and sent by email to the Human Resources Manager, Ms Ellen Phelips (ephelips@ryestantony.co.uk; 01865 229227) or a hard  copy can be posted to her at Rye St Antony, Pullen’s Lane, Oxford OX3 0BY.

For an application form, please contact Ellen Phelips (ephelips@ryestantony.co.uk) or visit the Staff Vacan cies page on the school website.  Applications will be accepted only from candidates who have completed the application form in full. 

The closing date for applications is 4.00 pm on Thursday 20 June 2019, and interviews will be held on Friday 28 June 2019.

Job location

More about Rye St Antony School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Pullens Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BY, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1865 762 802
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