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Learning Support Coordinator

Deadline for applications: 18 February 2019

Job overview

We're looking for a Learning Support Coordinator to work at our prestigious Bellerbys College, based in Greenwich, London. In this job you'll liaise with appropriate internal and external staff to provide support to students, including those formally identified as SEND through external evaluation.

Contract Type: Part-time role, working 10 hours per week during term time; starting April 2019

Key responsibilities

  • Assist the Principal and Academic Director in assessing if the school can provide for the student ‘with reasonable adjustment’
  • Check baseline tests to highlight students with skewed scores
  • Liaise with teachers and welfare staff to get extra evidence, taking into consideration other factors such as language difficulties, culture shock and previous education which may affect student performance
  • Speak with students and seek parental permission for internal testing where appropriate then book external diagnosis, being aware that this could be culturally sensitive.
  • Continue to update parents throughout the student’s time at the college
  • In cases where a parent/guardian has not given permission for a student to be evaluated for SEND, to discuss with the Academic Director and relevant Programme
  • Manager what appropriate support might still be given and how it might be approached. In cases where adequate support cannot be given without assessment to liaise with
  • Academic Director and Principal on best action for student
  • Work with students to write support plans and disseminate these to relevant staff, including welfare, residential and canteen staff
  • Liaise with the Examinations Officer to ensure that the examining board (JCQ, IELTS etc.) have been informed to ensure the correct provision is approved and provided
  • Co-ordinate internal and external help where required. Ensuring external providers meet College Safeguarding procedures
  • Ensure that students with a disability or sensory impairment have received a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan with the support of the health and safety co-ordinator and that the student is comfortable with the provision provided (as far as this is possible)
  • Provide termly evaluation and annual review for Academic Director/Principal
  • Have regular meetings with the students to provide mentoring and ongoing support
  • Update the Learning support notice board

Experience

Essential

  • Educated to NVQ level 3 / 4 or A level (Essential)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to report issues and make recommendations for change
  • Able to use initiative and work alone where necessary to complete tasks
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage own time effectively
  • Ability to use IT systems effectively to produce reports and record information

Desirable

  • An understanding of the Learning support in relation to teenagers and young adults
  • Demonstrate an understanding of issues that may affect a student’s performance and progress in school
  • Educated to Degree level
  • Experience of work within a school / college
  • Experience supporting students

We take pride in providing an excellent candidate experience to all potential candidates, so will ensure a timely response and process for all applicants. If you are interested in finding out more then please submit a CV on our jobs board and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in contact.

Please contact Sharon Treharne, PA to Principal & HR Administrator, for an application form. Interviews expected to be held Monday 25 February 2019.

Application deadline:Monday 18 February

Organisational compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same dedication. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

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What does a role at Study Group mean?

Originality

We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.

Collaboration

We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.

Innovation

We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.

Opportunity

We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.