Specialist Literacy Intervention Worker, Lancashire

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Belmont SchoolLancashire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,500 - £18,000 dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Belmont School is located on Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, with easy access to both the M65 and the M66.  The property is of Victorian design, built approximately 100 years ago, it occupies an extensive site in excess of 3 acres, with the Coach House and Hadfield block in the grounds.  The site was formerly a local authority special needs school, which was extensively re-furbished.

The school has been established and is managed by Acorn Care & Education who have extensive experience in the management of schools for pupils with Emotional Social and Behavioural Difficulties and potentially other Learning Difficulties.   Belmont School is approved by the DfES to provide specialist education for 120 boys aged 7-18 who experience Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties with potentially other Learning Difficulties.

The approach is individually based in line with the Code of Practice and the school aims to forge practical working partnerships with pupils, parents/carers and involved professionals.  The aim of the establishment is to encourage children to achieve and succeed personally, academically, socially and develop their self confidence that will enable them to cope in everyday situations, and manage the transition from school to college or work environments.

The intention is to provide a local resource for pupils, parents and local authorities within one hour travelling distance, this will allow children to be retained within their family and community environments.

Post Purpose: Under the reasonable direction of the Head teacher, carry out the duties of a specialist literacy co-ordinator, as outlined in the generic job description. 

To ensure provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students studying in the curriculum area, in accordance with the aims of the school and the curricular policies, in relation to delivering literacy programmes. 

To contribute to raising standards of student attainment. To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their full potential. 

To develop and enhance the teaching practice of others in relation to supporting literacy in the classroom

To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students in terms of literacy progression.

1.1 To assess, baseline and use the school’s screening programmes to assess attainment and progress.

1.2 Support SENCO in delivery of SpLd programme, delivering reinforcement as necessary.

1.3 Provide in-class support for individual Key stage four pupils with SpLd in specific subject areas, with particular reference to supporting coursework requirements.

1.4 To negotiate and liaise with subject teachers/PSWs concerning pupils needs and levels of support required.

1.5 Attend weekly strategy meetings with SENCO/Literacy Co-ordinator.

1.6 Attend SEN departmental meetings as required.

1.7 Monitor and evaluate progress of support programmes.

1.8 Set appropriate objectives and short term targets for individual pupils.

1.9 Provide feedback at curriculum meetings when necessary, to teaching staff concerning pupil progress and issues arising

2.0 Produce a weekly timetable for SENCO/Literacy Co-ordinator and operations team, to include a degree of flexibility dependant on specific pupil needs.

2.1 Produce a weekly retrospective amended support timetable each week.

2.2 Keep a recorded tally of pupil support actually received.

2.3 Keep appropriate records, including individual pupil files to show evidence of progress.

2.4 To contribute to SEN/English development plans.

2.5 To attend relevant courses and cascade information to relevant staff, including INSET, etc.

2.6 Write pupil reports for annual reviews.

2.7 Develop resources to meet the needs of pupils, particularly developing suitable literacy items for SpLd pupils and meet with SENCO.

Reporting to: SENCO and Literacy Co-ordinator

Responsible for: The provision of a full learning experience and support for students.

Liaising with: Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team, teachers and support staff, LA

representatives, external agencies and parents/carers

Working Time: Full time as specified within the staff handbook

Salary/Grade: £15,500 - £18,000 dependant on experience and qualifications.

Disclosure Level: Enhanced

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More about Belmont School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 5 - 18 years
Address: Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 6RX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1706 221 043
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Belmont School has an enviable reputation for turning pupils previous failures into success across the north west of England.

With its ethos of traditional values combined with a modern and innovative approach, it has been judged Outstanding by Ofste...