Virtual School Advisory Teacher

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£41,967 - £50,088 per annum
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Job Type
Full Time

Provide high quality advice and support for the children we care for.

At the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people and businesses at the heart of everything we do, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. Committed to acting with openness, honesty and compassion, and to listening and understanding in a way that encourages involvement, when you join us in this varied role you’ll become a key member of a highly supportive team as you use your extensive knowledge to make a positive impact on children in care and previously looked after children.

The Role:

As an Advisory Teacher with our Virtual School, you’ll support and advise school leaders, social workers and staff as you help them identify educational barriers to children in care. Working to develop strategies to improve educational attainment and delivering high quality training and support, you’ll ensure statutory duties and best practice standards are met. We’ll also expect you to use a high level of technical knowledge in relation to all aspects of education, including SEN, exclusions and behaviour management.

In detail, your work will involve providing intensive educational casework for a designated cohort of children and young people, and delivering the education vision for our Virtual School. Ensuring high quality personal education plans are in place, and each child is receiving appropriate support, you’ll also work directly with children and young people to ensure that their educational needs are being met. This will include observation, mentoring and tuition, and would involve travelling to wherever our children are placed.

But your work won’t stop here – you’ll also develop positive and effective relationships with schools, leaders and teachers, and help to maintain the data for tracking pupil progress. We’ll also expect you to support the development and delivery of cross-service training for school staff, carers and social workers to raise awareness of the diverse educational needs and complex circumstances of looked after children.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information

About You:

With a qualified teacher status, and well developed knowledge of relevant education and social care legislation and  policy relating to children in public care, you’ll have worked for at least two years in a mainstream teaching post with experience of two or more key stages of education. Your inspirational communication and presentation skills will allow you build excellent relationships with a diverse group of clients and professionals, and you’ll be ready to use your superb organisational skills to prioritise a challenging workload.

Capable of identifying and recording childrens’ progress, you’ll be an experienced user of IT systems, a confident report writer and possess a strong understanding of relevant theory and research. A motivating team member with a non-judgemental and reflective approach to your work, you’ll have a good understanding of children’s development and be able to produce evidence of continuing professional development. A champion for children and with the    courage to positively challenge school practice where it falls short, we’ll also expect you to have experience of implementing successful school improvement strategies.

Join us, and you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays. And as a key member of our team, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities for development and progression within our organisation.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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This role expires 30/07/2024.
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