To manage the effective administration and operation of student support and additional needs support at Newham College in accordance with College policies and procedures
Main Duties and Responsibilities
• To manage and coordinate the College’s team of Additional Learning Support staff.
• To ensure the College delivers a comprehensive service of Additional Learning Support which complies with College policy, student entitlement, ESFA guidelines and the College’s statutory requirements.
• To provide effective and coherent operational management of the college’s additional learning support programme in order to effectively breakdown barriers to individual achievement.
• To be responsible for setting, monitoring and reporting on appropriate quality standards for the Additional Learning Support area.
• To be responsible for ensuring that the initial assessment of Additional Learning Support needs is comprehensive, timely and rigorous including those with high needs.
• To liaise closely with the Newham Council, Transition Team, schools, other colleges, the Careers Officer, internal providers and the College’s Admissions managers to ensure the ALS needs of learners on entry are recognised and recorded.
• To develop and maintain an appropriately robust system of measuring the impact of Additional Learning Support services which meets internal and external audit and inspection requirements.
• To establish and maintain effective liaison with the Information Services function to ensure that data on ALS services is accurate, auditable and compliant with ESFA guidelines.
• To ensure that ALS provision is cost effective and commensurate with the College’s allocation.
• To advise senior managers of trends in ALS requirements and so inform their negotiations with the ESFA and others.
• To ensure that support services are available to learners at the point of demand and in appropriately personalised formats.
• To work closely with others managers and professionals in Student Services to ensure that learner support services are harmonised, coherent and mutually supportive.
• To take responsibility for co-ordinating ALS provision across the College.
• To work with personal tutors and curriculum staff to ensure awareness of the range of ALS needs and the ways in which the college may support learners with these needs.
• To ensure ALS needs are assessed through the recruitment, admissions, enrolment, induction and screening processes and so ensure that ALS support is well informed and planned.
• To ensure ALS resources are deployed promptly, effectively and consistently in response to identified needs in all areas of work delivered by the College.
• Develop and maintain an inventory of specialist equipment and resources and facilitate its most effective deployment.
• Liaise closely with Heads of School in to recruit and deploy appropriately trained ALS staff.
• Ensure all ALS activities are recorded appropriately and in compliance with ESFA and audit requirements.
• Establish systems and procedures to track and review the progress of and outcomes for learners in receipt of ALS in order to inform future practice.
• Organise and or deliver appropriate staff development training to ALS staff and tutors.
• Ensure close liaison is established between ALS staff and the programme teaching teams in which they are integrated.
• Keep up to date on legislation, legal case history and good practice, particularly with respect to the provision of ‘reasonable adjustments’ and high needs.
• Work closely with the Premises team and others to ensure that learners with mobility or sensory disabilities have suitable access to learning resources and student amenities.
• Work with the Director of area to support the development and management of evaluation systems and ensure learners are involved in the evaluation of ALS services.
• Help identify costs, prepare cost forms and monitor spending for High Needs students.
Newham College of Further Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.