Success Coach - SEND

Pearson Online Academy UK GlobalFull-time online, work from home. You do not need to be in the UK.

We are recruiting for Success Coaches for a new online school, Pearson Online Academy UK Global .

The role of the Success Coach is to support and motivate students online to achieve to their very highest educational potential and to develop the skills and mindset required for success at school and beyond. Some of our Success Coaches specialise in university and career guidance, and others are SEND specialists.

About Pearson Online Academy UK Global

Pearson Online Academy UK Global is a high-quality personalised online private school delivering Pearson Edexcel International GCSEs and A Levels for 14 to 18-year-olds that can be accessed virtually anywhere.

The School is designed to help students with diverse abilities and backgrounds thrive through an individualised instructional approach and flexible scheduling.

We inspire and empower our students to achieve academic excellence through our affordable, online education that prepares them for brilliant futures.

The School uses a flipped classroom style teaching methodology to increase student engagement and encourage critical thinking. Students work through interactive self-study materials to develop an understanding of subject content; this self-study is then followed by live teacher-led lessons in a virtual classroom. This approach enables students to work through materials independently at a time and pace that suits them, and the technology generates deep insights about their learning. Students are also supported by teachers in one-to-one online office hour consultations.

Students also engage in a selection of electives and extra-curricular activities, that can enable them to extend their learning through engaging projects, connect with other students from around the world, gain social confidence and to develop a range of skills.

The role of a Success Coach at Pearson Online Academy UK Global

Our Success Coach team has a critical support role within the school community, motivating students in their studies, mentoring them in their preparation for university and life beyond, and also providing support to SEND students.

Successful candidates will ideally have previous experience of working in pastoral and learning environments. Some will have experience of supporting students in their university applications, while others will have experience creating effective teaching and learning strategies for SEND students. In addition, some experience of working with secondary age students from a range of cultural backgrounds would be an advantage.

We are looking for empathetic and student-centred professionals who are able to advise, motivate and support students through regular, individual coaching sessions and weekly online lessons.

They will show the ability and drive to develop the highest standards of support for students and a willingness to be involved in setting up and shaping all aspects of the school.

Success Coaches work with students and their parents or mentors to support students as they progress through their education. They provide students with guidance in becoming effective independent learners, they assist them as they make university application and career plans, and some develop Independent Learning Plans for our SEND students. They are the first point of contact for parents or mentors to liaise with Pearson Online Academy UK Global and address any pupil concerns in pastoral or non-academic issues.

Successful candidates will receive training on how to best utilise the online platform, its features and content as well as best practice online teaching methodologies.

All Success Coaches will report to the Principal.

We are primarily seeking Success Coaches for full-time roles although part-time roles may additionally be available.

Useful Information

Previous experience working in an online school environment is welcomed but is not a pre-requisite for the role, however you do need to be IT literate and able to adapt to the online teaching environment.

You will be working full-time from home.

Our school term dates follow the British academic year, with classes beginning in September.

We are looking for Success Coaches to join our team for the launch of our school in September 2021, however if you are interested in joining us before this, there may be opportunities to work with us as we set up the school. All support staff will also be required to be available for ten days in August for induction training.

Some of our key target markets are in South East Asia, India, the Middle East and the UK, and to accommodate these time zones our first live interactions with students will be timetabled early in the mornings UK time. On some days they might start at 0600, with an early finish on such days. There is flexibility to schedule some of your workload at hours that best suit you.

Pearson Online Academy UK Global is an equal opportunities employer.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Pearson Online Academy UK Global is committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the welfare of children and you must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). At interview, we will ask questions about child protection procedures and your suitability to work with children. All academic staff at Pearson Online Academy UK Global must comply with our Child Protection Policy Statement, which can be found in our Safeguarding Policy on our website.

The position is subject to an enhanced DBS check. In addition, the position will be offered subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, proof of qualifications and proof of right to work in the UK.  The School’s Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy is available on our website.

About Pearson

Pearson Online Academy UK Global is owned and operated by Pearson. Pearson is the world's learning company and a leader in the provision of online schooling. We have been operating online schools in the US since 2001, and now deploy thousands of teachers to provide a US curriculum to over 105,000 students around the world through nearly 40 fully accredited and recognised online schools. Pearson Online Academy UK Global is built on the same educational philosophy, practices and technology as our US curriculum school. And in 2020, we launched Harrow School Online, a premium, global UK curriculum online sixth form school.

Application guidance

The closing date for applications is Sunday 28th February and interviews will be held in March 2021.

Please use the link below, you will be required to:

• Enter CV information.

• Submit an accompanying statement which outlines how you are suited to working for Pearson Online Academy UK Global as well as what you could contribute to the school beyond your subject knowledge.

• Complete responses to additional questions, which include salary expectations.

Supporting documents

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