Working at Danes Hill
Danes Hill offers an exceptional working environment. Set in 55 acres bordering open countryside, yet commutable to London, it is a thriving school which has received an outstanding report by the Independent School’s Inspectorate. Inspectors described the school as ‘excellent in all areas’ and commented that ‘teamwork is strong’. They also noted that ‘relationships between pupils and staff, and amongst the pupils, are consistently outstanding’. We feel these comments accurately reflect the school and are indeed key to making it such a great place to work. An on-going building program is further developing the classroom accommodation, adding to the excellent existing facilities that include specialist science laboratories, art, design and technology rooms, performance spaces and high quality sports facilities.
Working at Danes Hill you become part of a large, dynamic community encompassing all the teaching and non-teaching staff. Dedicated support staff work in tandem with teaching staff, taking care of many of the administrative tasks in a friendly, cooperative environment. The Common Room President, elected each year, organises social events and charity fundraisers. Several members of staff offer their expertise free of charge to run different activities, including circuit training and the staff choir. You are also able to make use of the swimming pool and other sports facilities, before and after school, helping to burn off our renowned lunches!
Danes Hill has its own salary scale, which includes fringe weighting and full NQT induction is available. Staff also benefit from being part of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
We are seeking an enthusiastic Learning Support Teacher to work in an ambitious and successful department from January 2019. Candidates may be interviewed on receipt of application, therefore, early submissions are encouraged. The completed application form should be emailed to Mrs Sonal Chatrath, Assistant Head Academic. firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching and Learning
- To teach individual pupils and/or small groups with appropriate regard to their abilities and needs.
- To teach underlying skills required to facilitate learning and develop strategies to transfer these skills to the classroom.
- To work through structured learning programmes devised from external agency reports where available and have well prepared lessons and notes for each lesson delivered. Attendance of child to be recorded.
- To teach in a multi-sensory way in order to help pupils to store and retrieve information more easily.
- To create a climate where learning is enjoyable and children are relaxed, enabling them to reach their full potential. Organising the teaching area that is conducive to an effective learning process and a well ordered stimulating environment.
- To be aware of current research and legislation in relevant areas of SEND and be willing to apply different approaches to teaching.
- To maintain good order, discipline and respect for others among pupils, to promote understanding of School rules and values and to safeguard health and safety matters.
- To prepare and review Learning Support Plans (IEP) each term based on reports available.
- To work as a team player when preparing timetables and be flexible to changes therein.
- To administer standardised reading/spelling tests and keep record of individual pupil’s progress.
- Write reports in line with the school reporting dates.
- To communicate and consult with parents as necessary, recording all formal communication.
- To liaise with the SENCO with regard to pupil progress, development and social welfare.
- To main and research a wide variety of resources and teaching techniques.
- To go on further training opportunities to enhance teaching skills and develop personal areas of interest and expertise.