As a Learning Skills Specialist at a beautiful independent school in Wokingham, your main responsibility would be to support and cater to the needs of pupils who have learning differences. This includes creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment that enables these students to thrive academically and socially.
To be considered for this position, you must possess a SpLD (Specific Learning Differences) qualification at Level 5 or Level 7. This qualification indicates your expertise and specialized knowledge in working with students who have learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, or other specific learning disabilities.
In addition to the SpLD qualification, excellent interpersonal skills are crucial for this role. You will be working closely with students, parents, and colleagues, so the ability to build strong relationships and communicate effectively is essential. You should be empathetic, patient, and understanding, creating a safe and supportive space for students to express their needs and concerns.
As a Learning Skills Specialist, you will collaborate with teachers to develop individualized learning plans for students with learning differences. These plans may include strategies and accommodations to help students overcome challenges, improve their learning outcomes, and build their confidence. You will provide one-on-one or small-group support, adapting teaching methods and materials to meet the diverse needs of your students.
Your role may involve assessing students' needs, monitoring their progress, and making appropriate adjustments to their support plans as necessary. You may also provide guidance and training to teachers and other school staff to enhance their understanding of specific learning differences and effective teaching practices.
Overall, your primary goal as a Learning Skills Specialist is to ensure that all students with learning differences receive the necessary support to reach their full potential academically, emotionally, and socially. Your expertise and dedication will contribute to fostering an inclusive and empowering educational environment.