Senior Teacher Dyslexia

4 July 2021
Fixed Term
Part Time
1 day
Three Terms
Home Brewery Building, Sir john Robinson Way, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 6DA
Children, Families & Cultural Services
12 July 2021
Teachers pay scale plus one SEN point plus TLR 2c

We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled and experienced teacher to our hard working and successful Cognition and Learning Team, part of Nottinghamshire’s Schools and Families Specialist Services. The successful candidate would work alongside our existing Senior Teacher for Dyslexia for one day per week, starting in September 2021 or as soon as possible after. 

This post holder (working alongside our existing post holder) would be responsible for leading and coordinating advice and support to schools, parents and other settings regarding dyslexia, together with a range of other specific difficulties.

You would be using your knowledge, skills and experience to advise and support effective strategies/ interventions aimed at improving outcomes for children and young people with specific difficulties.

You would be working at a variety of levels, using positive and inclusive approaches to provide support and advice to school staff, liaising with parents and at times, engaging in direct teaching where appropriate. However, the majority of the work is at a strategic level and involves a high degree of training and support for initiatives such as Dyslexia Friendly Schools. The successful candidate would also take a role in providing support to Nottinghamshire’s Family of School structure through District SENCOs, Family SENCos and SENCos in order to strengthen provision for pupils with Dyslexia. 

In order to continue to improve provision and outcomes for pupils with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, we are looking for a teacher who is suitably qualified, highly knowledgeable about current research and experienced regarding assessments and interventions and the barriers young people face. 

You will be based with a very supportive team but working across the other teams within Schools and Families Specialists Services and the County as required. Your base will depend upon the needs of the team, but initially will be Home Brewery, Arnold. Please note the base may change in the near future. The post carries an authorised car user allowance.

This is a part-time, fixed term or secondment opportunity for one day per week, initially for three terms. Please ensure you have the agreement of your line manager if applying on a secondment basis. 

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Cath Page at Home Brewery, Arnold on 0115 8546018.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full-time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being a Stonewall Top 100 employer as well as being accredited as a Disability Confident Organisation. Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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