Head of Learning Support

The Head of Learning Support is a new role for Brampton College and an exciting opportunity for the right candidate.

As our part of our overall commitment to offer comprehensive and outstanding support to our students, we are seeking a dedicated, experienced and passionate individual to lead and co-ordinate Learning Support within the College. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the development and implementation of this key area.

The position will include overall responsibility for our provision to students with SEN, psychological difficulties and physical disabilities, to ensure that barriers to learning are mitigated and access arrangements are effectively managed.

Applicants should be confident working with students aged 15-19, and be experienced in supporting teachers working within this age range.

The appointee will be responsible for overseeing the College’s Wellbeing Programme. As Head of Learning Support, they will co-ordinate the work of part-time staff contributing to this provision: an Educational Psychologist, a Learning Support teacher, an in-house counsellor and a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist from the Tavistock. They will also work in close consultation with the two Vice Principals regarding advice to colleagues concerning teaching and learning, and with the Exams Officer in relation to access arrangements. It is expected that the appointee will have achieved, or be willing to work towards achieving, the National SENCO Award qualification (which would be funded by the College).

In addition, this role encompasses the significant opportunity to take secondary responsibility for Child Protection in the College. Working under the direction of the Designated Safeguarding Lead, the appointee will deliver training, make and advise on referrals to the local safeguarding board, keep accurate records and liaise with outside agencies. The successful candidate will be expected to undergo the relevant training for this position at the earliest opportunity.

Candidates should have a background in education, and ideally have teaching experience. While both part and full-time applicants will be considered, it is expected that this role will be a minimum of 0.8.

As Head of Learning Support, you would play an essential role in the academic success of the College, as well as that of our individual students. We envisage this to be a developing role, and as such it will be a unique opportunity to influence the direction that Learning Support takes within the College.

For details of how to apply, please download the application pack.

Applications should be made to the Principal’s PA, Mrs Josie Mulkerrin via jmulkerrin@bramptoncollege.com, no later than Monday 25th March 2019.

The College may choose to interview prior to the closing deadline, so early applications are strongly encouraged.

It is anticipated that short-listed candidates will be invited to interview within the week commencing Monday 25th March.

Brampton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the receipt of an enhanced DBS certificate and other relevant registrations and clearance.