Level 7 Specialist Assessor & Teacher for Literacy Related Difficulties

Hours: 3 days per week, term time only (flexibility on working days)

Salary: MPS / UPS to reflect current level and experience, plus SEN1 Allowance, pro rata

Required for: September 2022

Closing Date: 9am Monday 11th July

Interviews: Thursday 14th July, but we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

To Apply: Complete the teaching application form (you are advised to use a PC, not a Mac)


This Role: We need a Specialist Teacher Assessor to lead our work in the area of identifying SEND and, together with the SENCo team, make recommendations of provision to meet need.  In addition, they will provide specialist teaching to individual and small groups of SEND students, most but not all of whom have EHCPs.  Particular areas of need include dyslexia or significant literacy and language difficulties.  They will need detailed knowledge of established, recognised literacy interventions to support phonics, reading, spelling and handwriting.

The successful candidate will join a busy, large and high-profile Learning Support Faculty within the school: a team of SENCo, Deputy and Assistant SENCos work under the overall supervision of our Director of Inclusion (also responsible for our separate autism provision), with significant numbers of LSAs and administrative support. 

We currently screen all students in Year 9 using Lucid, as well as managing specific requests for assessment, many of which are in relation to Access Arrangements (there is full administrative support for this aspect of the work).  The caseload is substantial in our context, and we also operate pre- and post-intervention assessments in collaboration with subject specialists in the school. 

We need someone with expertise in the field, a knowledge of JCQ and Ofqual Regulations and Guidance, and confident in making decisions.  They will be proactive and flexible, skilled in and committed to the progress and inclusion of SEND students, and able to communicate with colleagues, parents and students.