Vacancy: Lead Learning Facilitator (EHCP Students)

Job Title: 
Lead Learning Facilitator (TA Role D - Permanent)
Actual Salary Range £22,032 - £23,381

37 hrs pw, term-time only (work 39 weeks/paid 46.2 weeks)

NJC/LGA Scale 6 SCP 19-22

From Sept 2019

This is a hugely exciting role in our dedicated and dynamic Student Support team. A team that is a highly valued and integral to the inclusive and aspirational ethos of our school, where we seek to nurture the success and self belief of all of our students.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop as a practitioner and leader in Special Educational Needs supporting children with SEND to achieve and colleagues to develop in their practice. The role is ideal for those aspiring to other leadership positions in SEND or educational support more widely.

The strategic purpose of this role is to: 

  1. Lead on the operational day to daymanagement of the Learning Facilitator Teams, including positive reinforcement and monitoring of Student Support team protocols, professionalism and systems.

  2. Ensure the above work effectively to achieve and maintain high standards of support for students with SEND so that colleagues understand how to help students achieve the best outcomes.

  3. Work to embed understanding and approaches that will improve the achievement and care of students with SEND.

  4. Take strategic direction from the SENCo, acting as a link between TA team and SENCo.  

The teams themselves reflect the categories of the Code of Practice, with a learning facilitator leading each one.   

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Physical and Sensory needs
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Social, Emotional, Mental Health

The lead learning facilitator will support the SENCo in leading each learning facilitator through training, guidance and support. The SENCo/LA/Lead Professionals/external providers aim is to ensure each learning facilitator becomes specialists in their field. Knowledge and expertise gained from their CPD is cascaded down to their teams.  

This position will provide ‘holding’ for the team, enabling the SENCo(s) to engage in the systemic changes that are required in each of the four key areas of SEND. The post holder will receive weekly coaching/supervision from the SENCo(s), along with other relevant CPD to ensure they can support others credibly, plan systematically and develop themselves. They will be required to take an effective overview of events and issues, managing these before passing them up to the SENCo.

If you are interested in applying for this role please complete and return an application form (CVs alone will not be considered).

Closing date: Friday, 28th June  2019 – 12.00 noon

Interview date: Week commencing 8th July  2019

Blatchington Mill School is committed to safeguarding our students; we expect all staff and volunteers to support this commitment.  Criminal record checks will be carried out and a full, enhanced DBS clearance is required for all positions.

Applications are encouraged from black and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are under-represented on the school's staff.

(Race Relations Act sections 35-38 apply).

How to Apply

Unless otherwise stated, please return your completed application form by noon on the closing date to:

Amanda Brasington,
Head Teacher's PA,
Blatchington Mill School & Sixth Form College,
Nevill Avenue,

Tel: 01273 736244
Fax: 01273 739615
[email protected]