Peripatetic SpLD Teacher

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
13 Jun 2018
29 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Peripatetic SpLD Teacher (Part time)

We are looking to appoint an outstanding peripatetic SpLD teacher who can promote excellence in teaching and learning to motivate children to achieve their full potential.

Applicants must have experience of working with pupils with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia and dyscalculia. A specific SpLD teaching qualification is essential. Located in the heart of Cambridge with excellent facilities and benefits.

The role requires 2 or 3 mornings per week with approximately 6 x 30 minute lessons to be fitted between 08:10 and 14:00 each day. Pupils take lessons during non-curriculum time, which means that there would be non-contact time during the morning.

Reporting to The Head of the Learning Support Centre

Type of position: Part time - term time only

Start date: September 2018

Based on an historic foundation of musical excellence, King’s College School is a dynamic and inclusive academic environment. We are a caring family-based community in which all children are respected and valued. We prepare them, as individuals, to be confident in a future with exceptional possibilities.

Located near the centre of the beautiful and vibrant city of Cambridge, King’s College School is a leading independent Prep School. Originally established in 1441 to educate the 16 boy choristers of King’s College Choir, the School now caters for more than 400 boys and girls aged 4 – 13 following the traditional Preparatory model. We have around 35 boys who board, including our choristers. King’s pupils continue their education at leading independent and state senior schools, often with scholarships.

King’s is a dynamic and exciting place to teach. Outside the classroom there are many activities and teaching staff are expected to take an interest in all aspects of School life. All members of staff contribute to extra-curricular activities outside lesson time. Teaching staff are also expected to play a full part in general School duties.

The Learning Support Centre Since 1981, King's has run a very successful Dyslexia Centre for pupils diagnosed as having specific learning difficulties. In September 2003, the Centre’s remit was widened to support all learning difficulties within the school. The Learning Support Centre aims to intervene help children who are experiencing difficulties as early as possible; lessons often begin while children are in the Pre-Prep Department.

The chief aim of the Centre is to improve children's literacy skills. Pupils are also taught study skills, touch typing and revision techniques.

The Centre's intervention and teaching programmes are directly related to the latest research into dyslexia, dyspraxia and other learning difficulties. The Centre addresses literacy difficulties with a carefully structured, multi-sensory, teaching programme tailored to each pupil's needs. All our teachers have specialist diplomas in teaching children with learning difficulties and take part in ongoing professional development. In most cases, our teaching programmes are highly effective in improving reading, writing and spelling.

Careful attention is given to boosting children's self-esteem and empowering them to reach their academic potential. Study skills and learning strategies, such as concept mapping, are specifically taught, which help to make the learning process more effective and contribute to achievement.

The Centre works closely with teaching staff, parents and outside specialists, such as educational psychologists and speech and language therapists, to achieve the best possible outcome for the children.

ICT is incorporated into the teaching programmes. For example, software is used to enhance memory skills, planning and presentation of written work.

The Role

Teachers work in close liaison with the Head of the Learning Support Centre, teaching pupils individually. Lessons fall under the umbrella of the Learning Support Centre; teachers are self-employed, entering into individual contracts with parents, at a rate agreed by the school.

Candidates should return the application form found on our website, together with a handwritten letter of application, by 5pm on Friday 29th June 2018

Interviews will be held in week commencing 2nd July 2018.

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