Literacy/Study Skills Tutor at More House School

Literacy/Study Skills Tutor at More House School

Part time (three days a week), permanent, non-residential position in an Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ School.

We are looking for a highly skilled Literacy or Study Skills Tutor to join our dynamic team as soon as possible. We offer excellent training and support, working in a friendly and professional environment.
Our therapeutic and specialist staff are inspiring and creative, transforming the futures of intelligent pupils with literacy and language-related additional challenges, by empowering them.

Our School vision is:

To lead in transforming the futures of intelligent children who experience Specific Learning Difficulties, Developmental Language Disorder and associated conditions, by empowering them.

Our School Values are:

Kindness – Spirit – Responsibility

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable Literacy or Study Skills Tutor to join our department to work predominantly with our Sixth Form students. Students at More House School are academically able, but struggle in education due to Specific Learning Difficulties, Speech, Language and Communication difficulties and related SEND needs. Learning support in the Sixth Form is delivered in small groups and is targeted at supporting the students to develop the skills required for successful completion of Level Two and Three (GCSE and A Level, and their equivalent BTEC) courses. This includes the development of:
• effective study and revision skills and strategies;
• independent learning skills, such as organisation and the ability to prioritise workload;
• research skills, accessing a range of resources;
• planning and proofreading;
• the use of appropriate, assistive technology.
Therapists and Tutors liaise closely with subject and pastoral staff to identify areas in which students would benefit from support.
The successful applicant may be required also to deliver literacy tuition and study skills to small groups of students in Years 10 -13 within our Learning Development Centre (LDC).

All school employees benefit from: free on-site parking, excellent free lunchtime meals and use of the fitness gym suite. Our school terms are shorter than in the state sector, with generous holidays. We also provide a comprehensive induction programme and ongoing professional development, supported through INSET days and other training opportunities.

About the department: We are a large multi-disciplinary team, consisting of Literacy tutors, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Numeracy tutors. The department has a growing national reputation and is committed to professional development. Training is provided within school during our comprehensive in-service training programme and regularly throughout the term. Attendance at relevant external training courses is encouraged.

The School: More House School provides an exceptional, mainstream education for boys with Specific Learning Difficulties, Speech, Language and Communication Disorders and related SEND needs. The school, recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted over more than a decade, offers a specialised learning environment for 490 day and boarding boys from Year 4 to Year 13. Our pupils are academically able and take a range of GCSE, BTEC and A Level courses.
Annual salary: extremely competitive and in accordance with qualifications, experience and recognised skills.

Please see job description

To Apply:
Please visit our website, and complete the online application form.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 28th November 2023

Interested candidates are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school for an informal visit.
The School reserves the right to interview appropriate candidates in advance of the above-named dates, and to appoint. Interested candidates are therefore strongly urged to submit their application as soon as possible.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS clearance and the receipt of satisfactory references before a formal job offer is confirmed.

More House School is firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.