Thames Ditton Junior School is looking for a specialist phonics and reading intervention teacher to support our pupils across KS2.
Thames Ditton Junior School is situated in a delightful village in North-East Surrey. It is green and leafy, situated on the banks of the River Thames, but with easy access to central London. Our school has excellent facilities with its own tennis courts, an Astroturf football pitch, a playing field, a dedicated science lab and computing suite. We are part of the Ember Learning Trust, a co-operative partnership of five local schools that work closely together for the benefit of pupils within all of the schools.
We are seeking an experienced intervention teacher with relevant qualifications who is able to continue to impact on standards of learning and teaching, in particular, phonics and reading delivery. The successful candidate will have a teaching qualification and ideally hold knowledge of the KS1 and KS2 reading curriculum, have an excellent understanding of phonics and be able to provide intervention/ booster support. The role requires specialist phonics teaching by someone who has experience of working in primary schools and is preferably trained on Read, Write Inc. The role would be ideal for a teacher returning to the profession - we will also be considering NQTs.
You will be required to confidently lead intervention sessions to small groups of pupils and individual learners. The sessions will be aimed at developing reading skills, building vocabulary and consolidating phonics. This position is part time, ideally every afternoon 12.15pm -3.15pm. Salary will be based on the Main Pay Range for Teachers and is dependent upon experience. The role is temporary and is expected to last for one academic year.
The successful candidate will:
• Have a recognised teaching qualification
• Have high expectations of children's learning and behaviour;
• Have excellent knowledge of the reading curriculum and the teaching of phonics
• Have the ability to inspire, motivate and work in a team;
• Be dedicated to promoting the ethos of the school;
• Be an excellent communicator with good interpersonal and organisational skills;
• Have a sense of humour and genuine warmth, with concern for the whole school community.
We can offer a school with:
• Confident, enthusiastic pupils who are willing to learn;
• Engaged and supportive parents;
• A focus on values that improve children’s attitude and relationships with others;
• A very supportive staff team who work together effectively to improve outcomes for children;
• An opportunity for all staff to develop professionally working together in a supportive environment.
We would normally welcome visits however due to Covid 19 we are unable to offer an onsite visit.
Do please take a look at our website or contact us via email to find out more about our school.
We reserve the right to appoint on an ongoing basis and prior to the closing date of 9am Friday 6th November 2020.
Interviews will take place remotely at a time suitable to all.