Nature of the Role:
The successful candidate will be committed to:
- Delivering consistently good English lessons to students new to English.
- Ensuring students are making progress with their English acquisition.
- Raising the attainment of students.
Students: planning and delivering 1:1s and group sessions to students. Developing EAL resources to support students in lessons. Working with students (e.g. Ukrainian, Turkish and Vietnamese) in KS3-4. Some of these students have little to no English.
Staff: working with the Inclusion (SEND) Department and teachers to support EAL students in lessons
Key Responsibilities :
- To ensure the potential of all students is fulfilled by planning and delivering stimulating sessions which meet the needs of all learners.
- To maintain high expectations of students’ behaviour and achievement, and to establish excellent relationships with students.
- To monitor and record the progress of students using Assessment for learning strategies and in accordance with Academy assessment policies.
- To maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of developments within your subject specialism.
- To work under the direction of the Inclusions Team and to liaise or work with other department staff to develop EAL resources.
- To contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the policies and practice of the Academy, including those designed to promote equality of opportunity.
- To ensure the sessions are purposeful, stimulating and safe learning environments.
- To undertake other duties, appropriate to the post, as may be reasonably required from time to time by your line manager or the SENDCo.
Qualifications & Experience :
- Qualifications to degree level or equivalent.
- Relevant specialist qualifications and experience in your subject specialism with the ability to tutor students at KS3/4.
- Excellent classroom practitioner.
- Commitment to improving practice through reflection, appropriate professional development and through being open to advice and feedback.
- Evidence of continuing professional development or relevant research.
- Experience of working in an educational environment and a multi-ethnic community. (Desirable)
Professional Knowledge and Understanding:
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of curriculum requirements and developments within your subject specialism.
- Evidence of commitment to the principles and policies of equal opportunities.
- Secure knowledge and understanding of a range of Assessment for Learning strategies.
- Secure knowledge and understanding of how to make effective personalised provision for all students, including students who have special educational needs.
- The implications of the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs for teaching and learning in Turkish.
- Knowledge and understanding of child protection, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
- Up-to-date knowledge of current educational developments in languages (includingTurkish) relevant to whole school issues.
- The particular challenges facing many learners in the inner city (Desirable).