We are looking to appoint a part time Teacher of SpLD at Bullers Wood School. This post is available now and offers an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic staff and very supportive department whose members are committed to making a real difference. The school was last fully inspected by Ofsted in May 2011 and we were awarded outstanding. We are very proud of our achievements and for the last 4 years we have been congratulated by the Minister of State for Schools on our achievements at GCSE level placing us in the top 100 for pupils achieving the English Bacalaureate. we have regularly been in the top 10% nationally(out of over 2,500 schools and colleges) for our A level performance assessed by ALPS.
The successful candidate will join Bullers Wood at an exciting time as September 2018 saw the opening of a new secondary free school, Bullers Wood School for Boys. This coincides withe the establishment of the Bullers Wood Multi Academy Trust leading to opportunities for enhanced professional and career development for colleagues working within the Trust.
The SEND Department at Bullers Wood
The SEND Department at Bullers Wood School comprises of the SENDCO, SEND Administrator, the Access Arrangements Coordinator and 14 LSAs. LSAs work mainly in class but also are involved in group interventions. We pride ourselves in working in partnership with teachers, parents, students and outside agencies to provide quality SEND Provision.
SpLD Teacher / Access Arrangements Assessor Responsibilities:
Core purposes of post
• To work 1-1 and in small groups with students with dyslexia and literacy needs
• To assess for access arrangements whenever required
• To attend parental meetings with the SENDCO when required
• To provide recommendations to staff on dyslexic students
• To provide positive support and guidance with regard to the personal, academic, social and moral development of all students.
• To provide a high-quality educational experience for all students.
• To help the school achieve its purpose, aims and values
General Duties and Responsibilities
• To carry out the duties of a School Teacher as set out in the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document.
• To continue to meet the Professional Standards for Teachers in England
• To follow school, faculty and departmental procedures.
• To support the school ethos and adhere to school policies
• To be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
Knowledge & understanding
• Be aware of and actively promote the school’s aims, values, priorities, targets and action plans.
• Have a secure knowledge and understanding of SpLD and appropriate teaching methods
Planning & setting expectations
• Identify clear teaching objectives, content, lesson structures and sequences appropriate to the subject matter and the students being taught as identified in the school’s Teaching & Learning policy
• Set appropriate and demanding expectations for students’ learning and motivation.
• Set and monitor clear targets for students’ learning, building on prior attainment.
Teaching & managing student learning
• Ensure effective teaching of groups and individuals so that teaching objectives are met, pace and challenge are maintained, and best use is made of teaching time.
• Use teaching methods which keep students engaged, including stimulating students’ intellectual curiosity, effective questioning and response, clear presentation and good use of resources.
• Identify students who have SpLD and keep records
• Identify students who are gifted and talented and provide appropriate stimuli
Assessment & evaluation
• Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment and school provided data on a regular basis for future teaching and target-setting.
• Keep regular records of student progress
• Set homework in accordance with the School’s homework policy
• Mark and monitor students’ work and homework providing constructive oral and written feedback, setting targets for students’ progress.
• Understand the demands expected of students in relation to the National Curriculum, KS4 and post-16 courses.
• Record and report on student progress, following school and departmental policy.
• Set high expectations for students’ behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline through well-focused teaching and through positive and productive relationships, following the school systems.
• Consistently apply the school’s Behaviour Management policy, encouraging positive behaviour, using the classroom code and taking appropriate action in cases of indiscipline
Relationships with parents & the wider community
• Prepare and present informative reports to parents.
• Attend parents’ evenings and Open Evenings as required
• Recognise that learning takes place outside the school context and provide opportunities to develop students’ understanding by relating their learning to real and work-related examples.
Management of performance & development
• Take responsibility for own professional development and to keep up-to-date with research and developments in pedagogy and in the subjects taught, within the context of the School Development Plan.
• Understand professional responsibilities in relation to school policies and practices.
• Set a good example to the students in presentation and personal and professional conduct.
• Evaluate own teaching critically and use this to improve effectiveness.
• Participate in school system of performance management
• Participate in arrangements for further training and professional development, including INSET
• Attend and participate in faculty/departmental and other meetings as required.
Relationships with colleagues
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the SENDCO, LSAs, general teaching staff and support staff.
• Advise and co-operate with all colleagues on the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching, assessment and pastoral arrangements
• Select and make good use of textbooks, ICT, DVD/video, internet and other learning resources.
Health & Safety
• Be familiar with and comply with the School’s Health and Safety policies
• Be responsible for the health & safety of students when they are authorised to be on school premises and when engaged in authorised activities elsewhere
• Take class register on SIMS and inform the office of any concerns
• Undertake any other professional requirements specific to this post.
This job description may not necessarily be a comprehensive definition of the post. It will be reviewed as appropriate and may be subject to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the holder of the post.