This job expired on 26 August 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    26 August 2021 at 4:24pm

  • Date listed

    26 July 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Working pattern
Contract type
£21,675 per annum, £17,340 pro-rata

Job summary


Post Title: Learning Coach

Full/part time: Full Time, Term Time Only

Hours: 35 Hours per week

Salary: £21,675 per annum, £17,340 pro-rata

Reporting to: Curriculum Manager of Sports studies and Dance.

Purpose of the role: To support students across Both Sports studies and Dance. Learning and coaching will be an essential part of the role. The learning coach will work closely with tutors to support the learners to achieve their desired outcomes focusing on nurturing their creativity.

Principal Accountabilities:

• To provide one to one classroom support for learners with EHCPs.

• Provide pastoral support to students

• To provide learning and coaching support to students

Key Tasks:

• Support the learning of students who have ECHPs either on a one to one basis or in small groups.

• To work with students with a range of needs such as emotional/behavioural, physical needs, sensory impairments, speech and language needs, medical conditions or a combination of these.

• Use specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support learners.

• Assist with the development and implementation of individual education plans (IEP).

• Establish productive working relationships with learners, acting as a role model and
setting high expectations.

• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all learners within the classroom

• Support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.

Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities.

• Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.

• Provide feedback to learners in relation to progress and achievement.

• Provide support in the transition from secondary to further education and alternative provision.

• Willingness to help with personal care as necessary.

• Work with the tutors to establish an appropriate learning environment.

• Work with the teacher in evaluating and adjusting lessons/work plans as appropriate.

• Be responsible for keeping and updating records as agreed with the SENCO/Line Manager, contributing to reviews of systems/records as requested.

• Promote positive values, attitudes and good student behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

• Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers as agreed with the line manager

• Provide support for exams including invigilation, being a reader and scribe for exams

• To operate at all times in line with the Academy’s values and policies.

This job description is designed to outline a range of main duties that may be encountered. It is not designed to be an exhaustive listing of tasks and can be varied in consultation with the post holder in order to reflect changes in the job or the organisation.

Person Specification:

Qualifications/Competencies 5 GCSE Grade A*-C in maths and English or equivalent. NVQ 3 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualification or willingness to work towards.

First Aid Qualified or willingness to work towards Relevant Experience

Experience of teaching with the 16-19 age group Experience of the pastoral care of students, monitoring their achievements and attendance

Knowledge A well-developed understanding of the particular needs of the 16- 19 age group both in full-time education and employment and of the professional challenges by inner city students many of whom come from deprived backgrounds

An understanding of and commitment to safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults.

Motivation to work with children/young people/vulnerable adult’s ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people/vulnerable adults

Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours

Attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline Skills/Ability

Good literacy and numeracy skills Good ICT skills to support learning Ability to provide learning and tutorial support for students

Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative Personal Skills Demonstrate enthusiasm

Attitude for hard work, the ability to take initiatives, a flexible approach and an ability to implement change Knowledge into one or both of the subjects areas.

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School overview

School type
Free School, ages 16 to 19
Education phase
School size
Up to 400 pupils
Age range
16 to 19

About Big Creative Academy

Big Creative Academy (BCA) is a post-16 free school specialising in the creative industries. We believe that teaching skills employers want and empowering young people to think reflectively enables positive outcomes for students and our wider community. Big Creative Academy is committed to wellbeing and excellent teaching. Our mission is to improve the lives of young people through high quality training and creative industry experiences. We have 350 learners studying vocational programmes progressing to higher education and employment.

Some of the benefits of working at Big Creative Academy
Big Creative Academy has a Wellbeing Manifesto promoting positive relationships, resilience
and reflection which extends to staff as well as students. We want our team to be productive
and happy. The Academy provides the following benefits:
• State of the arts on site Gym facility.
• Discretionary half days on Fridays.
• A staff wellbeing day.
• An employee assistance line.
• Full pension benefits in either the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension
• An individual CPD plan.
• Admin days built into the academic year
• Teaching, learning and assessment groups to share best practice and try new teaching
Opportunities to learn from your creative colleagues, for example, learning how to DJ, sew,
improve your Photoshop skills.

School location

38, Clifton Avenue, London, E17 6HL

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