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Teacher (Virtual School)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/10/2020 12:00
£27, 600 to £41,604
Hours per week:
Job Category:
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate
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Job details 

Closing date:
19 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Teacher – Virtual School

Grade: MPS M2 – M6
£27, 600 to £ 36,961


Grade: UPS 1- 3
£36,961 - £41,604

Working Pattern: Limited Term contract for 2 years. 0.6 FTE
Location: Badminton Road, Yate.

How you’ll make a difference

Your role will be to enable a cohort of secondary aged, looked after children to have high aspirations to achieve the very best educational outcomes. This includes supporting the wider network with meeting their statutory responsibilities to ensure that education is prioritised in all care planning.

What will you be doing?

Particular responsibilities:

You will also be able to navigate the multi-professional network to ensure barriers to learning and progress are overcome. As a teacher, it will be your responsibility to monitor and track pupil progress and to recommend interventions to enable pupils and students to achieve and succeed.

Part of the role will be to play an active part in the training delivered by the Virtual School to schools, carers and social care.

You will also:

Have an impact upon the educational progress of pupils outside of their designated classroom by liaising with:

School leaders to identify under performance by looked after pupils and ensure appropriate intervention strategies and plans are implemented

Key school staff to ensure safe and secure transitions from primary to secondary and from secondary to Post 16.

You will lead, develop and enhance the teaching practice of others by:

Training Designated Teachers and wider school staff on the support requirements of looked after children and previously looked after children.

Training school Governors about their responsibilities towards supporting the education of looked after children and previously looked after children.

Implementing a process of pupil observations where and when appropriate and advising teachers of strategies to promote learning.

Acting as a mentor for newly appointed Designated Teachers.

What we need from you:

You will have Qualified teacher status, with substantial relevant teaching experience.

Experience of working with disadvantaged children

Understanding of academic assessment for secondary aged children.

You may also have experience at secondary level

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of

We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life

We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference, be part of it!

Closing date midday 19 October 2020

Interviews to be held on 22 October 2020

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the role.

Special notes and conditions

The postholder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to satisfy child protection requirements. You must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1974 (as amended in 2013). The post holder has a responsibility to promote and safeguard the safety and welfare of children in accordance with the schools child protection and behaviour management policy.

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