Activate Learning are now looking for enthusiastic and inspiring SEND/LLDD teachers to join our Lifeskills team at Oxford College.
The Lifeskills team works to support learners who face substantial barriers to education, including learners with special educational needs. This post provides an excellent opportunity for a teacher with passion and drive who is committed to enabling our students to unlock their potential and switch on to the power of learning.
The post holder will teach from PreEntry – Level 1, to full-time groups via face-to-face teaching delivery, 1:1 intervention, small groups and remote delivery, and working closely with their assigned EHCP to ensure the students are fully supported during with their lessons.. You will also deliver employability sessions.
We currently have a full-time opportunity available on a permanent basis.
What do you need to be successful in this role?
Successful candidates will have an appropriate professional qualification and/or experience with teaching learners with learning difficulties . Whilst we would prefer applications from qualified teachers who hold a PGCE or equivalent teaching qualification, we would consider applications from unqualified applicants, with the ability to inspire our learners and a willingness to complete a teaching qualification. Unqualified candidates would start at a lower salary point and this could be discussed at interview, if successfully shortlisted.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate resilience and empathy to support students to succeed and encourage them to reach their potential. In addition, you will need to have a flexible approach, coupled with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. You will have an open mindset and attitude towards technology and virtual learning tools. Along with current Maths and English skills, you will also demonstrate the ability to engage and develop students and role model the attributes that we develop within our learners.
What are the benefits of this role?
This is challenging and rewarding position and the successful applicant will be making a difference to our students lives whilst working in an extremely supportive team. Activate Learning is proud of the outstanding and award-winning Supported Foundation Programmes which offer students the opportunity to develop in the exciting setting of a mainstream further education college. We have recently been recognised for the work we do to inspire special needs students into employment with a coveted education award. The Association of Colleges' Beacon Awards 'Support for Students' prize 2019 recognises our innovative partnership programme for young people with special education needs and disabilities.
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 & gym memberships
• 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.
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.