The Learning Support Teacher (LST) at ISN is responsible for enabling their assigned students to access the mainstream curriculum. The LST is expected to liaise with teachers to ensure that their students’ needs are being met in the classroom and that a whole school inclusion policy is maintained, as well as contribute to ISN’s effective data management. Ideally, the LST should have a degree in teaching or in psychology, and have a qualification or some knowledge/experience in Special Educational Needs & Disabilities. They should be willing to undertake (where appropriate) additional training in the teaching of literacy, Maths, and other cognitive or communication issues for students with specific learning difficulties. The LST should have experience in working in the classroom providing in-class or individual support, have an understanding of the PYP and IB curriculums, including an awareness of the diverse learning needs in an international setting. The ability to be flexible, patient and show empathy for others, to be a willing advocate for students and be able to relate to other people, are essential qualities required for this post. The LST is expected to be organised, to have a good knowledge of their students’ learning needs and a willingness to keep up to date with the latest research on SEND. This position is limited to EU passport holders.
Provide curriculum, maths, literacy, cognitive, communication and emotional support to allocated students in Lower, Middle and High Schools
Write end of semester reports and Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for these students
Liaise with teachers and SENCO to ensure that students’ needs are being met throughout the school
Be responsible for filing their own end of semester reports and IEPs in the ‘Little Red Book’ and in the Lower School folder, updating the learning centre page on Rubicon Atlas, the files in the school office and in the Learning Centre
Attend SEN departmental meetings to discuss progress of students in the L.C
Attend Lower School, Middle School and High School meetings with the SENCO to discuss progress and concerns of L.C students
Remain in contact with parents to discuss their children’s progress through phone calls, emails or by attending meetings with them, including the Open Evening at the beginning of the school year and the PTCs