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Dyslexia Specialist

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With COVID-19 now having closed schools, focus switches to our recruitment drive for the new academic year (September 2020) Schools are looking for support staff to join their teams, and the role below relates to the need for a Dyslexia Specialist:

  • Do you have prior experience in working with children who have Dyslexia?
  • Do you understand the complexities that a child with Dyslexia can face within the school environment?
  • Do you hold a registered qualification related to working with Dyslexia, or a similar qualification directly linked to SEN?

A school located in Tameside is looking for a Dyslexia specialist to join the support staff as a teaching assistant. The role will focus specifically on working with children who have Dyslexia, ensuring that the needs of these children are met effectively. The required individual will have experience working with children with Dyslexia. This experience may be in a school previously, but may also have been within a youth/community setting. As a Dyslexia specialist, it is vital that the given candidate is able to:

  • Help and assist the child (or children) when it comes to general numeracy, written work and
  • Understanding the differences that a Dyslexic child may face regarding behavioural matters/concentration within the classroom.
  • Recognise the complexities that a Dyslexic child may face in organising and managing workloads.
  • Monitoring a given students progress, and being able to give feedback regarding this.

Other key aspects of the role include:

  • Regularly keeping in contact with parents, in order to create effective, realistic action plans that will benefit the learning  of the given student (s).
  • Working in line with recommendations made by Ofsted, to ensure constant improvement is made.
  • Working with teachers to be able to best assist those with Dyslexia, and developing creative learning material to keep students engaged.
  • Managing behaviour expectations in line with school policy.
  • Pay - GBP275-350 per week, based on prior experience.

The school is located in Tameside, not far from Manchester city centre. There are several motorways within close proximity to the school, as well as numerous public transport links. For further information regarding this role, please contact the Manchester South Secondary branch at Teaching Personnel.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later

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