We are seeking a talented candidate to work alongside class teachers to support trainees with their access to learning, engagement and progress.
The candidate should be able to support the delivery of quality learning and teaching of trainees in different group sizes (from 1:1, small group and whole class) with barriers to learning.
The focus will be to work with and supervise individuals and groups of trainees with learning support and study skills, to develop their academic progress, their confidence, their social skills and to deal with conflict issues around the school so their barriers to learning are removed.
They will provide in-class support as a Learning Support Assistant to support class teachers with the creation and implementation of plans and strategies for the development and education of trainees.
ELAM is a world-class 16-19 Academy which offers young people everything that they will need to lead successful lives within the music, games design and film and television industries.
Our vision is that all children growing up in the UK see themselves represented in UK culture. We believe this vision will better the creative industries of tomorrow and believe this can be achieved by increasing the access routes into those industries for talented young people. The creative industries in the UK continue to do well and are currently worth £92 billion to the economy, while growing at more than double the speed of the wider economy. However, unlike many other industries, it is not always clear how to get into these jobs and therefore there is often a lack of diversity within these sectors. Increasing the access routes to everyone will therefore increase the quality of talent and the continued growth of the sector long term.
ELAM opened in September 2014 with an inaugural cohort of 75 Music Trainees- our music programme designed to provide young talent with the musical, technical and personal development needed for ‘industry readiness’. Our Film & Television Production and Games Design and Development courses were launched in 2017, resulting in our trainee numbers reaching a capacity of 300.
ELAM is fully funded by the Department for Education and inspected by OFSTED. Our first full Ofsted inspection in May 2017 resulted in a grading of Outstanding in every category.
All trainees at ELAM undertake a study of Maths and English as we identified the skills provided by these subjects, such as written and oral communication, problem solving, data analysis and research are the key traits of the current leaders of these fields.
For a long time it has been evident that many creative young people - particularly those from marginalised communities - miss their calling due to a lack of industry opportunities, low-level recognition of their talents and a failure to develop sector relevant skills.
We do not believe that circumstance should ever be a barrier to any young person’s ability to realise their potential and we made it our mission to show how talented young people can thrive and succeed in the creative industries. It’s hard to ‘be it if you can’t see it’. We want our talent to be successful and ‘seen’ so future generations believe - justifiably - that they can do it too.
ELAM was founded as a result of a deep and genuine partnership between devoted and visionary educators and professional creative industry collaborators and a range of other organisations and individuals who share our commitment to talented young people who might not otherwise get the chance to shine. Together, we are able to push pedagogical boundaries and create a truly world-class educational experience for our learners.
ELAM is not your typical school. We combine incredibly high standards with compassion and care; we aim to be more focussed on preparing for industry than being a school. We wish to build a learning environment that is rigorous, personalised and always ‘plugged-in’ to the real world.
We believe we can radically change access routes to the creative industries which will benefit children for many future generations. If you also deeply believe in the potential of talented young people, their potential to succeed and to pave the way for future generations then please consider applying for this role - we look forward to meeting you.
The post holder will be required to observe the School’s Equal Opportunities policy and support the ethos of the school.
The posts are subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and two references.
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