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Learning Support Teacher

Role Introduction

Eton College are looking for a Learning Support Teacher on a fixed term contract, to provide 1:1 and small group tuition for boys with specific learning difficulties. Working within a dynamic and forward thinking department alongside 4 other highly trained and enthusiastic staff members, this role will report to the Head of Learning.

This post may appeal to a graduate or postgraduate who wants to continue to gain and develop their experience within SEND on a fixed term contract basis. This is a term time only position.

Main Duties

  • To teach 1:1 and occasional small group lessons as required both face-to-face and virtually - approx. 30 40-minute lessons per week
  • Manage Learning Support lessons around the pupils timetabled lessons (ie during free lessons, before or after school, during breaks)
  • Support pupils to develop skills and strategies that they will use outside of the Learning Support classroom
  • Teaching a variety of GCSE/A Level subjects
  • Working closely with Line Manager regarding caseload
  • Completing paperwork for individual pupils on caseload
  • To be aware of legislation changes and inspection requirement/policies
  • To assist with general administration within the department
  • To assist with the invigilation of pupils with access arrangements during internal and public exams
  • Any other reasonable tasks that arise from the Learning Support Department’s work
  • Commitment to equality, diversity & inclusion
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

The Ideal Candidate

  • Proven record of working as a practitioner/teacher of students with SpLDs;
  • Experience in supporting children with executive functions deficits, ADHD and how to support students to develop executive skills
  • Confidence to teach a variety of GCSE / A level subjects – specialisms in subjects are not essential
  • A degree level qualification with previous experience in SEND
  • A postgraduate academic background in Special Education
  • Ideally a qualified specialist assessor
  • Positive, enthusiastic, flexible with a pro-active ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Flexible; approachable, open and honest with the ability to adapt to changing situations;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organisational and IT skills
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to motivate and inspire students
  • Commitment to safeguarding and the welfare of students;
  • Commitment to the ethos of Eton College;

Benefits

Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

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