Access arrangements assessor and teacher of learning support

Access arrangements assessor and teacher of learning support

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Senior Schools

  • Salary:

    £25k - 50k per year

  • Contact:

    Jessamine Green

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7587 5153

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  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

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Harris Hill are delighted to be recruiting for an access arrangements assessor and teacher of learning support at an independent school in Hertfordshire. The is an outstanding opportunity for a person with the relevant qualification and experience to join an excellent school.


The vacancy arises due to the re-organisation of the Learning Support Department following the retirement of the previous Learning Support Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible to the Headmaster via the Head of Learning Support for assessing Access Arrangements for public examinations and ensuring all the associated documentation and records are complete and accurate in order to meet JCQ requirements. Additionally, and subject to the availability of time, the appointee will be expected to provide Learning Support sessions to individual pupils and small groups as directed by the Head of Learning Support. This exciting opportunity may particularly suit an experienced practitioner looking for a fresh challenge. The starting date is 1 September 2019.

Essential Qualities
An excellent Learning Support practitioner (or with the potential to become one), able to lead by example and inspire pupils across the whole age range.
A good degree in a relevant discipline.
A 'Level 7' qualification that permits Access Arrangements to be assessed in accordance with JCQ regulations.
A successful track record of assessing Access Arrangements and teaching Learning Support.
Commitment to achieving the highest academic standards and ensuring all pupils reach their full potential.
Desire to stretch the ablest pupils and assist the less able through tailored, individual support.
Willingness to work both independently and as part of a friendly and supportive team.
Outgoing and positive in personality with a 'can-do' mindset and the enthusiasm and gravitas to be an outstanding ambassador for the School.
Approachable and measured in manner with the ability to set high standards in the classroom whilst forming strong working relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents.
Willingness to consider and reflect on teaching methods.
Commitment to continuing professional development.
Organisation, discretion, resilience, flexibility and attention to detail.
Excellent skills in oral and written communication.
Willingness to contribute to the School's extensive co-curricular programme.
Confident proficiency with using Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word and Excel. Training will be provided on the School's Management Information System and VLE.

Desirable Qualities
Post-graduate academic and/or teaching qualifications (e.g. PGCE).
Experience of providing EAL support.


The vacancy is for a full-time teacher. The School has its own salary structure based on, but substantially above, national scales and a wide range of opportunities for advancement beyond the basic incremental spine. The School provides statutory induction for NQTs and will assist graduate entrants to the profession to gain QT status.

A relocation package including a mortgage subsidy scheme and/or short-term single bed-sit accommodation may be available in appropriate cases.

Full-time staff receive a remission of two-thirds of school fees for children educated at the School. This provision is subject to the availability of places and to the satisfying of the School's usual entry criteria.

The successful candidate will be expected to join the contributory pension scheme operated by the Teachers' Pension Agency, if not already a member.

The close date for applications is Monday 21st January 2019 but early applications are strongly encouraged.

Harris Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all partners to share this commitment.