Location: Central London based with travel across the Ark network
Closing date: 8th December 2016
Interview Date: 15th December 2016
The Driver Youth Trust is a national charity dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people with a focus on those with literacy difficulties and who may have SEND, particularly children with dyslexia.
Objectives of the position
This role will play an integral part in developing and implementing the Drive for Literacy programme as a sustainable model in Ark’s network of schools, supporting primary aged learners experiencing literacy difficulties. This will involve delivery of the existing programme across Ark’s primary academies and development of further aspects in identified schools in collaboration with the Driver Youth Trust’s team.
Our ideal candidate will bring significant experience with respect to teaching primary literacy, especially with learners with low prior attainment and specific learning difficulties. The successful candidate will demonstrate multi-site and crossorganisational working and the ability to engage actively with school leadership, parents and other professionals. You will be self-motivated, organised, and possess a real desire to change children’s lives.
The role will encompass the identification of need, as well as giving advice and support to school teams on the adjustments, intervention and resources necessary to make a difference to learners with literacy difficulties, such as dyslexia. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and delivering training to promote good classroom practice and support the Professional Development Team to design and deliver specialist training for SENCOs. It will also require a high level of awareness of national and current developments around inclusion practices, access arrangements and best practice in schools.