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									Ethnic Minority Achievement Support Consultant (02656)

Education Services
Children & Young People
Shaw House, Newbury

Teachers Main Pay Scale
Part Time (0.4)
Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic teacher to join our current school
support team, based at The Curriculum Centre in Newbury. The role will involve supporting
Ethnic Minority pupils with English as an additional language in West Berkshire secondary and
primary schools. We would like to hear from you if you have a minimum of 12 months
experience working with ethnic minority pupils in a school environment. A willingness to learn,
genuine commitment to social inclusion and the ability to use your initiative so that you make a
valuable contribution to the school support team is as important as experience and
qualifications. An appropriate allowance will be paid for travel.

Specific responsibilities will include:
             To provide assessments for pupils with EAL.
             To provide advice for schools to support the teaching of pupils with EAL
             To teach pupils in early stages of acquiring English, and, as appropriate,
              at more later stages
             To participate in data collecting, monitoring, tracking and analysis of achievement
              of pupils from Ethnic Minorities , including those with EAL
             To work with teachers, school and other staff/agencies in supporting the raising
              of attainment for pupils from Ethnic Minorities
             To work with and advise Teaching Assistants working with pupils with EAL
             Involvement in the delivery of training to schools and staff
 We would like to hear from you if you feel that you meet the above requirements. The post is
vacant from January 2008 or April 2008.

For an informal discussion please contact Maxine Slade 01635 519008.

For an application form and information pack please call the 24-hour answerphone on
01635 519122 or email recruitment@westberks.gov.uk quoting the post reference
number 02656. To be considered for these posts, an application form must be
completed. Please ensure that your completed form is with us by the closing date. All
vacancies currently appearing in the press can be found at www.westberks.gov.uk

Closing date: 23rd November 2007
JOB DESCRIPTION




Authority:   WEST BERKSHIRE COUNCIL -                  Department/Division EDUCATION
             Education
Post Reference No: EQ2                                 Location:   The Curriculum Centre, Shaw
                                                       House, Newbury

Job Title: ETHNIC MINORITY ACHIEVEMENT                 Grade/Salary Range:           MPS ( 0.4)
SUPPORT CONSULTANT


JOB PURPOSE

            To enhance the achievement of Ethnic Minority pupils and pupils who have English as an
             Additional Language, ensuring race equality and promoting cultural diversity in West
             Berkshire schools
            To provide support and advice in the teaching of English as an Additional Language and in
             supporting other Minority Ethnic pupils


DESIGNATION OF POST AND POSITION WITHIN DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURE

            Ethnic Minority Achievement consultant employed by West Berkshire LA to work alongside
             National Strategy Consultants at The Curriculum Centre
            Report to West Berkshire School Improvement Team on services provided for West
             Berkshire schools and pupils.
            Line managed by the Ethnic Minority Achievement Team Manager, including pupils who
             have English as an Additional Language



MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


            To deal with enquiries from schools for pupils with EAL
            To provide assessments for pupils with EAL.
            To provide advice for schools to support the teaching of pupils with EAL
            To teach pupils in early stages of acquiring English, and, as appropriate, at more later
             stage
            To participate in data collecting, monitoring, tracking and analysis of achievement of pupils
             from Ethnic Minorities , including those with EAL
            To work with teachers and to involve parents, carers and other staff/agencies in supporting
             the acquisition of English for pupils with EAL.
            To work with teachers, school and other staff/agencies in supporting the raising of
             attainment for pupils from Ethnic Minorities
            To support the maintenance of a website to provide up to date information and resources on
             matters relating to Ethnic Minority pupils and pupils with EAL
            To work with and advise Teaching Assistants working with pupils with EAL
            Develop and produce resources to support pupils’ learning and as exemplars for schools
            Involvement in the delivery of training to schools and staff
            To write reports and maintain up to date records
            To maintain an up to date knowledge of latest research and developments in the field of
             EAL and ethnic minority achievement
            Participate in training and personal development, including attendance at National Strategy
             EMA meetings where appropriate
            To help complete West Berkshire action plans for DCSF.
            Any other duties from time to time the Corporate Director (or Directors) may see as
             appropriate


SCOPE OF JOB (Budgetary/Resource control, impact)




PERSON SPECIFICATION




Job Title: ETHNIC MINORITY ACHIEVEMENT                            Department/Division:
CONSULTANT                                                        Education: the Curriculum Centre

Authority: Education                                              Post Reference No:       EQ2


KEY CRITERIA                     ESSENTIAL                              DESIRABLE

                                    Qualified Teacher                     Diploma or equivalent in
Qualifications And                                                          teaching English as an additional
Training                            Mainstream teaching                    language.
                                     experience
                                                                           Post initial training in working
                                    Experience of working with             with pupils with EAL.
                                     bilingual pupils



                                    A strong desire to work in this
Competence Summary                   field                              .
(Knowledge, abilities, skills,      Ability to undertake ongoing          Willingness to learn the skills
experience)        training to support and develop       required to assess pupils with
                   the role.                             EAL
                  Knowledge of the National            To develop the skills required to
                   Curriculum & The National             run training for teachers working
                   Strategies.                           with pupils with EAL
                  Knowledge of how children            Experience of delivering aspects
                   acquire an additional language.       of the National Strategies,
                  Ability to undertake ongoing          including whole school aspects
                   training to support and develop       e.g. LAC, and AFL
                   the role.
                  Development of resources.
                  Good ICT skills

                 Enthusiastic, motivated and           Experience of delivering training.
                  keen to learn new skills
                 Flexibility
                 Initiative
                 Ability to work with a range of
                  people including teachers,
                  parents, TAs, etc.
                 Good communicator.
                Ability to work independently &
                 ability to work alone.
                 Willingness to develop training
                  packages (with appropriate
                  training & support).

Other Work        Driver
Requirements

								
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