The Foundation Learning Department
Queen Mary’s College is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced individual as a Foundation Learning Teacher. The site is set on a beautiful multi-use area in the heart of Basingstoke, covering approximately 23 acres. Its educational facilities range from excellent teaching facilities built in recent years to buildings that were original to the Shrubbery School, first established in the 1950s. The College operates a commercial theatre, and a Sports Centre. We also attract room bookings/lettings from a vast range of users from the local community and further afield. Over the last few years, through having attracted grants and additional funding, we have spent over £20 million in updating, improving and maintaining our site. Therefore we understandably are extremely proud of Queen Mary’s College Campus.
The Foundation Learning Department is comprised of 3 full time staff and dedicated Learning Support Assistants, working closely together to support students. The Department is situated in the ground floor of a purpose-built area. All class rooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards. The dedicated kitchen was built to support learning life skills, and has 4 cooking stations to suit individual requirements.
Foundation Learning provides person centred programmes to a wide range of students studying at Entry Level, level 1 and level 2. Our students currently range in age from 16 to 22 and growth in numbers has led to the introduction of a new Pathways programme for older students.
Most of our students have an Education Health and Care Plan and come with a range of needs including: communication and language; cognition and learning; personal development; social skills; medical; sensory and physical; social, emotional and mental health. These needs are often linked to conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, learning disability, ADHD, cerebral palsy, epilepsy etc.
We work within the “Preparing for Adulthood” themes of Employability, Community Participation, Independent Living and Promoting Good Health. We take a positive approach focussing on the values of empowerment, independence and inclusion within both the college and the community.
The ideal person for this role is someone who embodies the principals of inclusion, diversity, equality of opportunity and who promotes empowerment, independence and encourages progression for our young people. We are seeking a SEND professional to join our dedicated and experienced team. Someone who has flexibility around the expectations of the role and can balance these against the needs of the students they are teaching. Kindness and compassion are important factors in delivering this role as well as being a key part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Closing Date: Monday 24 February 2020
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