Grade: Teachers Pay Scale
Contract Type: Part Time/Fixed Term
We're looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Specialist Literacy and/or Numeracy Teacher from January 2019 until July 2019.
The Specialist Teacher will be responsible for delivering specialist provision for children who have been identified as having literacy/numeracy difficulties by their school. The work will involve:
- Working across a number of schools (primary or secondary);
- Assessing and teaching pupils with literacy/numeracy difficulties (including dyslexia);
- Advising and supporting teachers and parents of pupils with literacy/numeracy difficulties (including dyslexia);
- Carrying out small scale collaborative projects to help embed effective practice within the classroom;
- Providing INSET for schools.
We are looking for a teacher experienced in teaching children with literacy and/or numeracy difficulties; with a level 7 SpLD qualification or a willingness to work towards one.
Our team currently consists of 11 specialist teachers, who come from a variety of teaching backgrounds including SENCOs and Literacy and Numeracy subject leaders. We all have, or are working towards, a level 7 SpLD qualification or above. The majority of the service's work is delivering weekly one-to-one teaching to pupils within their schools and we currently work with over 200 children in 30 schools on a regular weekly basis. In addition we carry out one-off specialist assessments, as well as access arrangements for Secondary schools.
Although, our work is mainly within schools, we have regular staff meetings at our base in Franciscan Road, Tooting and relevant CPD at the start and end of terms. This is a valuable opportunity to share and develop our collective expertise.
All teachers are supplied with a laptop, IPAD and a toolkit of resources in order to deliver high-quality multisensory teaching sessions.
The service has operated as a trading account for many years so there is a strong possibility of the contract continuing beyond July 2019.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Shortlisting Date: Thursday 15 November 2018
Interview Date: Thursday 22 November 2018
Please Note, these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.