We are looking for a talented, hard-working and motivated individual to join us as a teacher of additional learning needs.
The Bishop of Llandaff is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school serving the Christian and non-Christian communities within the city and surrounding areas including The Vale of Glamorgan, Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Bridgend. Standards of achievement at all levels are exceptionally high, with outcomes consistently performing amongst the best schools in Wales and rest of the UK. However, the school is more than just about examination outcomes. Our students take part in a broad range of activities that help them become "well-rounded" and our strong Christian ethos helps shape our students to become positive role models in our society. It genuinely is a happy place to learn and work! We want every student to have the best start in life by providing them with an outstanding education! We seek to ensure each student in our care achieves their full potential academically; develops the skills necessary to be successful in our ever-changing world; and understands a sense of morality guided by the gospel values of love, acceptance, responsibility and forgiveness. These aims are delivered through a commitment to providing high quality learning experiences, a strong pastoral system and an extensive range of sporting, cultural, physical and extra-curricular activities.
About the role
The inclusion department is one of the largest in the school and supports a wide range of students with additional learning needs. At present, there are approximately 170 students who are on the inclusion register. These include students who are at School Action; School Action+; as well as those students who have a statement of educational need. This is an additional role to the existing team structure. The role is designed to support students, at key stage 3 (and potentially key stage 4) to make accelerated progress, particularly in literacy and numeracy. While working as part of the inclusion team, under the leadership of the Head of Inclusion, and based in F Block it is anticipated that the appointed person would also be expected to work closely with the heads of department in identified subject areas (such as English; mathematics and science) to help develop suitable programmes to enable students to make the necessary progress, as part of the timetabled addition support. This support, on either a 1:1 or small group basis, are likely to take place during morning registration and via withdrawal from scheduled lessons. The role would suit a newly qualified primary or secondary specialist searching for their first position; or an experienced teacher who is looking for a fresh challenge. All new members of staff receive a very strong programme of induction, which includes an allocated member of staff to support with the operational elements of joining a new school, as well as a tailored support package to meet individual needs.
Closing date for applications: 4th March at 12 noon.