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TLG North Birmingham Teaching Assistant

TLG North Birmingham Teaching Assistant

 

Starting Salary: £14,820 - £18,471 (FTE)

Hours: 37.5 (term-time only)

Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 2nd July 2018

Location: TLG North Birmingham

 

Working as part of the TLG centre team in North Birmingham in partnership with Elim Life Church Kingstanding, the Teaching Assistant post provides a unique opportunity to support young people experiencing educational crisis.

 

TLG is an Independent School delivering alternative education provision that delivers tailored social and educational interventions for young people. The Teaching Assistant will play an integral role in enabling young people to get their lives back on track, through delivering innovative programmes, and working with the Head Teacher to ensure that the education centre achieves success.

 

You will be part of a dedicated team committed to helping young people progress. The role involves providing one-to-one and group support to students in the morning lessons; ideally planning or teaching either English or Maths; assistance with the planning and delivery of lessons as a crucial member of the team; leading sessions as timetabled; bringing excellence to the young people’s learning experience.  The individual will also act as a link between TLG’s students, their families and the church community.

 

We are looking to recruit an individual with a strong and compassionate Christian faith. TLG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff including volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check. 

 

To find out more and download an application pack, please visit www.tlg.org.uk . For further information email recruitment@tlg.org.uk or phone 01274 900380.

 

Interviews will take place on Thursday 12th July 2018.

 

 


TLG Reading Classroom Teacher.

TLG Reading Classroom Teacher

 

Starting Salary: £23,089 - £26,245 (FTE) Hours:37.5 (term-time only)

Closing Date: 5pm, Sunday 1st July 2018

Location: TLG Reading

 

Working as part of the TLG centre team in Reading, the Classroom Teacher post provides a unique opportunity to support young people experiencing educational crisis.

 

TLG Reading is a centre for alternative education provision delivering tailored social and educational interventions for young people. Working in partnership with The Gate church, the Classroom Teacher will play an integral role in enabling young people to get their lives back on track, through delivering innovative programmes, and working with the Centre Manager to ensure that the education centre achieves success.

 

The role involves leading the planning and delivery of lessons, delivering high quality lessons, leading sessions as timetabled and providing one-to-one support as appropriate to bring excellence to the young people’s learning experience.  The individual will also act as a link between TLG’s students, their families and the church community.

 

We are looking to recruit an individual with a strong and vibrant Christian faith. TLG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff including volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check. 

 

To find out more and download an application pack, please visit www.tlg.org.uk . For further information email recruitment@tlg.org.uk or phone 01274 900380.

 

 

Interviews will take place on Monday 9th July 2018.

 


70 hour weeks for some teachers.

Ofsted should write about teachers' workload in their reports – and even take workload into account when considering inspection outcomes, a teacher training leader has said.

James Noble-Rogers, executive director of the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (Ucet), said that workload was a key reason for the teacher recruitment and retention crisis.

“It is immoral to expect people to work 70 hours a week with no time off,” he added. “Colleagues in teacher education try to address it. They can say to trainees: ‘You don’t need to do all this.’ But if the headteacher says they have to do it, they have to do it. It can’t be addressed through the way teachers are trained. That will help, but it has to be addressed through the way schools are managed.”

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Consensual leadership.

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Consensual leadership is an idea I’ve been mulling over for months. It started with my own and others’ frustration with the torrent of depressing headlines in the last year, and wondering how we can change things.

Fake news, sexual abuse, Grenfell Tower, child safety, the gender pay gap, social media corruption, Windrush – a common theme in all of these seems to be abuse of power.

Dictatorial, non-consensual leaders tend to act first and think second, if they think at all. When things go wrong, as they often do, they talk of “unintended consequences” to excuse their lack of thought – probably because they didn’t seek the help or advice of others. If they did consult, it is likely that others were too frightened to disagree.

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Should trainee teachers spend some time working in Special Needs?

All trainee teachers should experience working with pupils with special educational needs to avoid the likelihood of classroom exclusion, according to an expert in literacy-based learning difficulties.

Jules Daulby, director of education at the Driver Youth Trust, which offers support to children with literacy-based learning difficulties, said too many children with special educational needs and disabilities were being drummed out of school because their literacy difficulties were not being picked up early enough.

Ms Daulby believes that with more training, teachers will be better equipped to deal with SEND pupils within the mainstream classroom setting.

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Is GCSE Science failing students?

The UK is facing massive skills shortages in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers – according to one study 43% of STEM vacancies are difficult to fill.

This is why the government has been trying to increase and widen participation in STEM careers and education, to ensure a better prepared workforce for the future. To try and address the STEM gap, the “triple science” GCSE qualification was introduced. Triple science is the route allowing students to study biology, chemistry and physics as separate subjects. This leads to three distinct GCSE awards.

Triple science has been championed by the government and industry for the way it prepares students for the world of STEM employment. This is compared to alternative routes like double science, which awards students two GCSEs for studying the three sciences.

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Suggesting grammar schools ‘teach’ secondaries is a cynical insult.

Another week, another official boost to England’s increasingly embattled selective schools. The latest salvo comes from schools minister Nick Gibb, who has weighed into the growing controversy about grammar schools by suggesting that they should form multi-academy trusts with non-selective schools, to develop the right “ethos” and help to “raise standards”.

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Psychological Impact of grammar school tests.

Grammar schools are never far from the headlines and the BBC’s new mini-series, Grammar Schools: Who will Get In sheds further light on the selective schooling system, at a time when the prime minister, Theresa May, plans to expand it.

The series follows pupils at three schools in Bexley, south London – which has a fully selective education system. The children featured in the programme showed high levels of anxiety and articulated fears that failing the 11+ exam will make them “a failure in life”.

Children who go to grammar schools may achieve better GCSE results. But of course, not all children can attend grammar school – and the selection of the children who do attend is fraught with difficulty. Not all children are given the opportunity to take the 11+ – in some counties, only those who are selected by the teachers as likely to pass will take the exam – and of these children between 25-50% of children will pass.

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Teachers pay rises too generous?

A claim that teachers do not deserve a big pay hike because they have already seen "generous" salary increases has been labelled "complete nonsense" by education unions. 

In a report published today, the Taxpayers' Alliance argues that teachers should not receive a significant rise because their average salary of £38,400 a year is "considerably higher" than the UK average of £28,600. 

The pressure group says that "top" teachers can earn more than £67,300 a year, and also claims there has been a "huge increase" in per-pupil funding since 1997.

According to the group, teachers' gross pay increased by 1.6 per cent in 2016-17, but when progression was taken into account this increased to 4.6 per cent in England.

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Graduates to start detective work in 12 weeks.

Graduates can become detectives "in a matter of months" with the help of a new fast-track training programme.

The 12-week scheme is being developed in response to a shortfall of 5,000 investigators across England and Wales.

Recruits will begin working on cases within three months but receive training over a two-year period.

Police Federation secretary Karen Stephens described the programme as "an insult to the experienced hard-working detectives".

The government has set aside £350,000 for the new detective entry programme, which will focus on problem-solving, crime prevention and safeguarding.

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