Old Milverton, Warwickshire
Salary Range: £24,272 – £34,591 pro rata, per annum
£21,012.18 – £29,945.30 per annum. Salary estimation based on 37 hours, term time only: 37 weeks.
Protection of Children and Young Persons (The Children’s Act 1989)
Any offers of appointment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly CRB), a certificate of good conduct if applicable, plus receipt of satisfactory references, Occupational Health clearance, an understanding of safeguarding and qualifications verification. An Enhanced DBS check is required for this position as you will be working within ‘Regulated Activity’ within a specific place (ie the College).
Background to the post
As one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the UK, with unique colleges across two counties, we aim to deliver learning experiences which lead to the development of wider skill bases and improved destinations for all of our students.
Our recent Ofsted inspection highlights our success and strong focus both on students and on meeting industry needs. We are also one of only five colleges in the UK to be granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers by the Privy Council – meaning our higher education academic quality and standards are equal to any university.
In order to meet the needs of an increasing number of students requiring exam access arrangements or with dyslexia, the post holder will undertake Support Interviews and Access Arrangement Assessments to identify, organise and deliver support for such students.
The person appointed will support the learning process in the classroom environment, 1:1 and small groups for those students who have been identified as requiring additional dyslexia support.
Teaching – The person appointed will be able to contribute to the teaching programme delivering the subject.
Preparation and Assessment – The person appointed will develop and produce teaching materials as required and the relevant paperwork associated with the planning and assessing of the course. He/she will undertake assessment, produce a relevant scheme and keep accurate records.
Administration – The person appointed will undertake administrative tasks relating to the programme(s) that they teach on and College requirements, under the guidance of the Head of Department.
Quality Systems – The postholder will undertake Internal Verification as required by the line manager. The College has a lesson observation process and all lecturers will have an observed lesson each academic year.
Health and Safety – To ensure a safe working environment for colleagues, students and visitors in line with the HASAW Act and the College Health and Safety Policy.
Safeguarding – Safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults for whom you are responsible and whom you come into contact with.
The list of duties is not exhaustive but outlines the main features of the post at appointment and may vary as the job evolves without affecting the nature of the duties or the responsibility level.
1. Be able to contribute to the teaching programme approximately 24 hours per week (to a maximum of 864 per annum) which will include assessments, 1:1 and small group teaching where additional support has been identified within EHCP or through diagnostic tests.
2. Required to produce relevant reports, in line with JCQ requirements, that clearly identify and endorse a candidate’s requirement(s) in formal external examinations.
3. Ensure that any exam concessions are put into effect by liaising with the Head of Inclusion and Learning Support.
4. Monitor and review the progress of students with dyslexia and provide data relevant to retention, achievement, success rates and progression.
5. Liaise with Dyslexia Team Coordinator and other Dyslexia Specialists within the college to develop and raise the profile of dyslexia support provision.
6. Establish and maintain communication with Personal Learning Advisers (PLAS)/Curriculum Administration Managers (CAMS)/The Inclusion Team and lecturers to ensure that students with dyslexia have appropriate support and the review process is followed.
7. Assist with cross-college screening, particularly regarding identification of students who may be dyslexic by analysing the free writing task and relevant disclosures.
8. Follow up the screening results to enable more specific dyslexia assessments to take place and full dyslexia assessments as appropriate.
9. Produce Individual Learning Plans for specific dyslexia support based on the above assessments.
10. To support students in one to one or small group sessions or other learning situations as stated in EHCP.
11. To operate within a learning process that maximises opportunities and resources and is responsive to the needs of existing and potential learners, thereby ensuring a high quality, inclusive learning environment.
12. To use innovative, high quality, learning methods, modes of delivery and resources that will enable the College to progress inclusive learning in accordance with information emanating from initial and diagnostic assessment, allocated schemes of work and assessment schedules.
13. Continue with professional development by liaising with external agencies and necessary e.g.Dyslexia Action, PATOSS
14. Create a culture of continuous improvement that delivers agreed quality standards within the area
Hours of Work
The postholder will be expected to work such hours as are necessary for the proper performance of their duties and responsibilities, normally 37.
This post is normally for 37 working weeks per year but this may be less if the post holder starts after the beginning of the academic year. Salary will be paid in equal monthly amounts across the academic year.
Place of work
The principal place of work will be Leamington Spa College. However, the post holder may be required to work on either a temporary or an indefinite basis at any premises at which we may provide services.
For unqualified lecturers, the successful post holder will move on to the Trainee Lecturer programme to achieve the required DET qualification (for posts of greater than a 0.5 fraction). It is essential that all new teaching and training staff gain the appropriate teacher training qualification. The continuation of your Contract of Employment is subject to you acquiring your teacher training qualification. These qualifications are mandatory for all lecturers, trainers and Instructors who teach on a publicly funded provision. (Full details of the qualifications are attached).
Ability to perform the tasks as described in the job description. If you have a disability you should not be discouraged from applying, since there are schemes available within the College which allow for the provision of special aids, premises to be adapted and other appropriate support provided. Ways in which these schemes might help in particular circumstances can be discussed with the HR department when making your application.
* A Full Teaching qualification equivalent to the Level 5 DET or PGCE
* Level 7 Certificate in Assessing for Access Arrangements
* A willingness to undertake continuing professional development.
* GCSE grade A-C or equivalent qualification in Maths and English
* Experience of working/teaching within a Post 16 setting
* Level 5 Literacy/Numeracy/Dyslexia qualification or equivalent
Essential Key Experience & Attribute
* Experience of identifying students with dyslexic needs and teaching such students.
* Willingness to acquire appropriate qualifications
* Experience of and willingness to develop use of assistive technology
* Ability to relate well with staff and students
* Ability to work effectively as a member of The Inclusion Team
Desirable Key Experience & Attribute
* A degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area
* Experience of carrying out and producing specific dyslexia assessments.
* Experience of teaching English/literacy/maths
* Experience of maintaining and developing systems in an educational context
* Experience of developing provision and courses for dyslexia provision
* Knowledge of Functional Skills and GCSE
* UK driving licence free of major endorsements and use of own transport
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