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Teacher of English (SpLD)

Brighton College Pre-Prep & Prep SchoolBrighton and Hove

The School is looking to appoint a Teacher of English with experience or an interest in supporting pupils with SpLD (dyslexia) with effect from September 2021.


• To inspire pupils in the learning of English from Year 4 through to Year 8 and prepare them for Common Entrance exams

• To plan, organise and teach English to pupils with specific learning difficulties either in the classroom, in small groups or individually

• To provide supplementary teaching to pupils who require additional help

• To encourage pupils to develop self-confidence and independence, and to reach their potential

• To support the Head of Department in planning and implementing effective teaching strategies

• To ensure all lessons are well planned and allow for effective differentiation

• To plan lessons and prepare resources according to the individual needs of the pupils

• To mark, assess, record and report on pupil’s progress and attainment in line with departmental and whole school expectations

• To ensure that all teaching, marking and assessing follows the department and whole school expectations and policies

• To have the proven ability to deliver high quality lessons, which engage, challenge and motivate all pupils

• To celebrate pupils’ work through displays throughout the department and around the school

• To maintain detailed records of pupils for the department including those which monitor the progress of individual pupils in the subject

• To use audio-visual materials and IT to stimulate interest and learning within the teaching of English

• To write reports and advise at Parents’ Evenings as required, and communicate effectively to parents about the progress of their child

• To be a Form Tutor

• To participate fully in the wider life of the school.


Applicants should ideally possess the following key skills and abilities:

• A qualification in SpLD or be willing to engage in on-going professional development in this area

• A high, thorough and realistic expectation of the pupils

• Self-motivation and commitment

• A dynamic pupil-centred pedagogy

• A willingness to be part of a team, supporting the Head of Department

• An organised, creative and enthusiastic approach.

For further details, please see the Applicant Info Pack.

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