Teacher of Learning Support, Cheltenham

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Dean Close SchoolCheltenham

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Start date: February 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Temporary

Teacher of Learning Support

  • Part time 0.6 - Fulltime
  • Temporary  
  • Commencing February 2018  
  • Due to the growing demands of the Department an element of the role may become permanent.

The Learning Support Department is a very busy and diverse department with a full time Head of Department, one part time numeracy support teacher and two part-time curriculum support teachers.  Together they form a highly committed, well-skilled team.  Although the main role of Learning Support is to provide literacy support, numeracy support and curriculum support, the Department is proactive in raising achievement throughout the school.    

Literacy Support is a structured programme for pupils who need additional help with literacy skills on entry to the Senior School in Year 9. Curriculum support is a one-to-one service where pupils have the benefit of individual help in any curriculum area they find difficult. Pupils attending curriculum support lessons are able to bring along any task where they want help. Many pupils adopt this pattern quickly, but less well-organised pupils require guidance and direction from their teacher.  

The Literacy and Curriculum Support position reports to the Head of Learning Support and involves teaching a part-time timetable of about 13 lessons per week, but there is the potential for this to be more if this proves appealing.    

Full details about the Department can be found at: 


Qualifications and Experience 

  • An Honours degree
  • Some experience of learning support or of education would be advantageous
  • The ability to assist pupils with science up to GCSE as well as literacy would be an advantage
  • Preferably a SpLD qualification  


To be paid according to the number of lessons taught per cycle.  

Application Process  

Completed application forms and a CV, together with a covering letter should be returned to the HR Manager, Dean Close School, Shelburne Road, Cheltenham, GL51 6HE. 

Email: hr@deanclose.org.uk by 12.00 noon on 28th February.   

Dean Close School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Dean Close School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Shelburne Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1242 258000
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