Key Stage Leader of Support for Learning (Grade 9)

37 hours per week (39 weeks – £22,250 – £24,156)

  • Do you enjoy the challenge of leading and managing a diverse group of people?
  • Have you got an excellent understanding of learning and how to support pupils to achieve their full potential?
  • Are you able to model exemplary practice – coaching staff to ensure that excellence for pupils is achieved?
  • Can you support teachers to build enabling environments that inspire learning and enable access for pupils at all levels of learning?
  • Have you got excellent organisational and communication skills and a willingness to learn?

We are currently recruiting for Key Stage Leaders of Support for Learning to work across the school. Posts are available at:

  • DGS main school Stoke Road with primary aged pupils with cognition and learning needs
    Key Stage 1
    Key Stage 2
  • DGS satellite base at Hinckley School with secondary aged pupils with cognition and learning needs
    Key Stages 3 and 4
  • DGS satellite base at Hinckley School with secondary aged pupils with communication and interaction needs
    Key Stages 3 – 5

The Key Stage Leader of Support for Learning will work across the key stage to ensure that high quality support and access is in place for all pupils including being responsible for PPA cover across the key stage/satellite base. You will develop expertise in an agreed area of the curriculum and will be responsible for delivering high quality learning experiences across the key stage within this area – tracking progress using Earwig and being responsible for the progress that pupils make.

Alongside your work in classrooms you will support the Pupil Progress Intervention Lead to identify and develop programmes of support for pupils who need interventions and you will monitor the work that is being completed ensuring that coaching and mentoring is provided across the key stage to embed the strategies used with pupils as their usual way of working.

You will direct support staff to ensure that the needs of pupils across the key stage are met and you will work collaboratively with teachers to create enabling environments and to ensure that all staff contribute to pupil progress records on Earwig. You will have identified areas of expertise which you use to support pupils, using a coaching model with support staff to ensure that they are able to develop their expertise.

As a lifelong learner you will develop confidence in the broad range of curriculum strategies used by the school and will model these to staff identifying through personal development reviews areas for development and offering opportunities for additional support.

Working in partnership is key and you will be confident in working collaboratively in multi disciplinary teams taking on board feedback and responding to ensure that the best outcomes for pupils are achieved. You will build positive relationships with parents and carers and will be able to communicate clearly and confidently with all stakeholders.

You will uphold the values and ethos of the school in the work that you do with children and young people and will be an exemplary role model to our young people as well as your colleagues.

We will support you in your ongoing professional development to meet the needs of this role which will help the school community continually improve provision and outcomes for our children and young people. Please specify which area of the school you would like to work in on your application.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.

Dorothy Goodman School is seeking to promote the employment of disabled people and will make any adjustments considered reasonable to the above duties under the terms of the Equalities Act 2010 to accommodate a suitable disabled candidate.

Dorothy Goodman School shares a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture that embraces the ethos of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

Please complete and submit your application via eTeach by 12th August at 9.00am.