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Learning Specialist / Educational psychologist - immediate start

Location
London
College
Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill
Hours
Part Time
Salary
£25,700
Posted
25th February 2020
Start Date
As soon as possible
Expires
8th April 2020 12:00 AM
Contract Term
Permanent
Job ID
1093814
Job Reference
offer-prfhc
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered: Yes
  • Job ID: 1093814

Learning specialist / Educational psychologist

40 hrs/week, 39 weeks/year


£25,700 gross per annum for 39 weeks/year

Start: immediately

Overview

You will be responsible for supporting students in the School’s Specific Learning Differences (SLD) programme which provides instruction in learning strategies and builds independence in students with diagnosed learning differences. The successful candidate will also manage the PSHE curriculum and act as one of the school's designated safeguarding leaders.

You will report to the Head of Student Wellbeing and Learning Support Service and work 3 days per week for 39 weeks of the academic year. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Manage the PSHE curriculum
  • Manage and share the school "Special Needs Register" containing cognitive and learning support; emotional support; Gifted and Talented student support and medical and dietary needs;
  • Meet regularly with teaching teams and provide general academic support for students across primary and secondary;
  • In collaboration with parents, teachers and students, develop and share an Annual Individualized Education Plan (AIEP)/PAP explaining specific academic goals and objectives for the academic year. Udate PAP in light of new findings and arrange and attend PAP meetings;
  • Teach specific learning strategies using mainstream curriculum material, individualised for a particular learning profile.;
  • Conduct informal assessments and help each student understand and articulate his/her learning style and needs.;
  • Show sensitivity to learning differences and promote learning diversity in a positive way;
  • Communicate regularly with parents about progress;
  • Help to identify external support services such as counseling, tutoring, speech and language therapy where necessary;
  • Share information regarding casework with the pastoral team;
  • Present information and provide training and education about SLD issues and the SLD programme to faculty and parents; 
  • Support continuity of the students’ educational experience to allow smooth transition from/to further education system.;
  • Act as one of the school's designated safeguarding leaders (DSL).


Benefit scheme

We take great care of our most valuable asset - our team:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Free freshly cooked meal on term days, equivalent to £1,500/annum non-taxable
  • Free hot beverages and fruit
  • Discount at local businesses including Wembley gym, Costa, etc.
  • Perkbox account paid for by the school (discounts at a wide range of retailers)
  • Free weekly language classes (French or English)
  • Enhanced paternity/maternity leave

Education & Experience Required

  • Native-level English speaker, ideally fluent in French;
  • Master of Education: Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties or equivalent;
  • Postgraduate training that includes the study of SLD, child/adolescent psychology and/or special education;
  • Experience as a Learning Specialist in a similar school setting working with students with mild to moderate Specific Learning Differences;
  • Experience with safeguarding procedures and local authorities involved;
  • Experience with differentiating instruction to meet the learning needs of all students;
  • Strong presentation skills;
  • Outstanding collaborative skills and a desire to work in a team-focused environment;
  • Commitment to and facility with integration of technology in the service of student learning;
  • Willingness to contribute to school life;
  • Ability to support and nurture the school-home partnership.

Desirable qualifications/experience 

  • PGCE or equivalent;
  • Experience as an art therapist;
  • Teaching experience in an international environment;
  • Knowledge and understanding of international and/or independent school communities .

This job description sets out the duties of the post at the time it was drawn up.  The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties within the School as may be reasonable expected, without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.  This is a common occurrence and would not justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.

It is a requirement that all staff work in a flexible manner compatible with their jobs and in line with the objectives of the Lycée International de Londres. Please note that the job description for this position may be reviewed and amended to incorporate the future needs of the Lycée.

 Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity and overseas police checks from any countries a candidate has lived for longer than three months since the age of 18.

Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill is an equal opportunities employer.

 



Safeguarding Statement:

Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity and overseas police checks from any countries a candidate has lived for longer than three months since the age of 18.

Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill is an equal opportunities employer.
Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill

Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill