Primary Teacher Additional Support Needs (FIF06187)

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Ref no: FIF06187
Closes: Wednesday, 25th January 2017
Published: Wednesday, 11th January 2017
Location: Dysart Primary School
Salary: £26,895 - £35,763 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Fife Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Pupil Support

Job Description

Contract Type:  Temporary Until Sunday 7 January 2018

Interview Date:  Week Commencing 6 February 2017

You will work as a member of the Supporting Learners’ Service with a focus on ASN providing support to Education Service staff and parents in relation to pupils with multiple and complex learning needs who have been identified as requiring additional support to access the curriculum in a specialised setting and to work directly with those pupils. You will engage with other colleagues to support across the setting planning and delivering an adapted curriculum.


Before confirming appointment, you will be required to be fully registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) 

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland 

Commitment to continuing personal and professional development. 

Evidence of recent involvement in professional development in the area of additional support needs education. Evidence of working in a team of professionals and multiagency partners. 

A knowledge of a range of complex learning needs and disabilities.


  • Locating, sourcing and giving advice on suitable resources to PSAs, teachers in mainstream for inclusion and management.Supporting and developing the learning and teaching process through curricular support and staff development
  • Assisting in the development of a co-ordinated approach across clusters and schools for pupils with additional support needs
  • Attending support meetings when necessary with appropriate professionals to contribute to the review of the specific pupil
  • Knowledge of specific planning processes such as Individual support plans and co -ordinated support plans

In relation to pupils with additional support needs:

  • Initiating and communicating good practice with reference to current research and National and Education Service policy and guidance
  • Contributing to cluster and whole school staff development programmes to enhance the knowledge and skills related to this area of Support for Learning
  • Contributing as appropriate to Children and Education Service’s CPD in relation to multiple and complex additional support needs
  • Organising and managing time on a day-to-day basis based on agreed priorities for you and your team.

The Individual

  • Candidates must have extended classroom experience and experience of supporting children and young people with additional support needs
  • A commitment to continuing personal and professional development.
  • Evidence of recent involvement in professional development
  • Knowledge of current curriculum developments relating to multiple and complex additional support needs.
  • Be able to adopt a consultative or coaching role in relation to colleagues
  • Be able to deliver professional learning to colleagues.
  • Have excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing, with colleagues, pupils, parents and external agencies.
  • Be able to liaise and work collaboratively with parents, colleagues and partner agencies.
  • To have a flexible approach and the ability to adapt to day-to-day occurrences.

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

  • Take ownership
  • Focus on customers
  • Work together
  • Embrace technology & information
  • Deliver results

For further information, please contact: Email - or call 03451555555 ex 492610  

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