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Learning Support Teacher

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Introduction

The role of the Learning Support Teacher at Eton is to provide 1:1 and small group tuition for pupils with specific learning difficulties. This role be working within a dynamic and forward thinking department alongside 4 other highly trained and enthusiastic staff members and will report to the Head of Learning Support.

Please note we are looking to hold interviews in September 2022.

Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

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 (i.e. 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 and promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential;
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including by not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, the incumbent should have:

  • 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;
  • Previous teaching experience is essential with the confidence to teach a variety of GCSE / A level subjects – specialisms in subjects are not essential;
  • Previous experience in SEND 1:1 teaching at a high academic level is desirable;
  • A degree level qualification;
  • A postgraduate academic background in Special Education would be desirable;
  • 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 the ethos of Eton College.


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 (where applicable), free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discount at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. 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.

If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, the Recruitment Team will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us on so we can make adjustments accordingly. 



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 reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and EEA checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

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