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SpLD Specialist Teacher/Assessor

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SpLD Specialist Teacher/Assessor

Activate Learning are now looking to recruit a highly organised and methodical Specialist Teacher/Assessor to join the Group Learning Support team in Surrey, based at our Guildford campus.

Group Learning Support works with young people who face barriers to education, including learners with special educational needs and those with an EHCP. This post provides an excellent opportunity for someone with passion and drive who is committed to enabling our students and providing the support needed to ensure that they can achieve.

Responsibilities include:

To complete diagnostic assessment for the purposes of exam access arrangements to meet JCQ and awarding body requirements and identification of specific learning difficulties

Planning and delivery of study support to learners with specific barriers to learning as required

Contributing to the professional development of staff through the delivery of CPD and sharing good practice

We offer a friendly and supportive working environment, where no two days the same, staff are valued and CPD is provided. This is a permanent, part-time position working 22 hours a week, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 08:30 – 17:00, with a 16:30 finish on a Friday.

What do you need to be a successful Specialist Teacher/Assessor?

The ideal candidate will hold a Level 7 Diploma in Teaching Learners with SpLD or be willing to undertake this qualification. You will also have a PGCE or Level 5 diploma to teach and make recommendations for secondary aged/adult learners who have learning difficulties, or be a HCPC registered psychologist. 

Strong team values, a desire to innovate within the learning experience and the ability to adapt flexibly to the changing needs of learners are essential.You will possess experience of SEND, study skills support and teaching numeracy and literacy, along with the ability communicate with learners from varied backgrounds and of different abilities. Excellent communication and organisation skills are required in this role, alongside a high level of attention to detail.

What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?

At Activate Learning, we see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.

When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone. Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.

Activate Learning offer substantial benefits to its employees:

•    Teachers’ pension schemes

•    Generous annual leave 

•    Comprehensive sick pay

•    Access to training and development

•    Discount scheme for high street stores & restaurants 

•    Discounted rail and bus tickets

•    Cycle to work scheme

•    Onsite parking

•    Coaching and mentoring programmes and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) sessions are available

•    Employee Assistance program

About Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group of 7 colleges across Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Surrey that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with students as individuals, helping them make the choice of career pathway or course that’s right for them and their ambitions.

How to apply

Please visit our Activate Learning Careers page for more information and to apply:

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Please note the title of this job advertisement has been changed for advertising purposes only. The successful candidate's job title will be: Learning Support Specialist Teacher

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.


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