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Learning Support Teacher - East Sussex

Learning Support Teacher - East Sussex

Salary: £24,000 to £31,000

Key words: Learning Support Teacher, Support Teacher, SENCo, Special Education, Education, Teacher, School, Learning difficulties

The company

Our client is an independent co-educational school, situated in a beautiful park, on the edge of a forest, offering an education to children from KG to age 18.

The Role

They are looking for someone to help shape their learning support department into a totally integrated support, including learning support, pastoral care, behaviour support and various therapies.


As one of the SENCos you would be instrumental in deciding the strategy towards this integration as well as advise the teachers, develop interventions, and do some 1:1 or small group teaching.



Responsibilities include

? Provide administrative support to the class teachers and SENCO.
? Act as cover supervisor to cover absence as required.
? Participate and accompany pupils off-site.
? Maintain confidentiality inside and outside the workplace.

Essential Requirements

? Evidence of being in a learning support role in a primary or secondary setting.
? Experience of supporting on a 1:1 basis.
? Experience of working with pupils with special needs and other key groups of pupils (e.g.
? EAL, Gifted and Talented, Looked After or those on the Child Protection Register).

Key Skills Required

? Able to motivate pupils to learn.
? Able to prepare resources for teaching and learning activities.
? Able to effectively manage pupils' behaviour in a positive manner with consistent clear
? boundaries.
? Able to contribute to curriculum delivery and classroom planning.
? Good communication and interpersonal skills : able to talk effectively to children, parents
? and external professionals as required.
? Organised administrative skills.
? Confident in use of ICT.
? Good pastoral skills, with a calm and caring approach.
? Flexible approach and an ability to respond