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Specialist Teacher

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

A part time temporary post has become available in the Literacy & Numeracy Support Service due to an increase in schools requiring regular weekly teaching for Maths and Literacy.

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced teacher from September 2022 until March 2023 in the first instance. The role is for one full day and two mornings to teach Maths and/or Literacy. Additional hours may be available. Please specify in your application whether you are interested/qualified to teach literacy, maths or both.

This is an exciting time to join the Service as we develop our provision to support pupils through a graduated response according to their needs. We have recently moved into a new office and are developing a resource base to support our schools.

Please note that not all Wandsworth schools have full accessibility, but we will endeavour to meet employee’s accessibility needs.

About the service

The service has operated as a trading account for many years so there is a strong possibility of the contract continuing. The post is part-time for one full day and two mornings. You will be assigned to specific schools for a half or whole-day a week and work with the SENCo or other staff to deliver support to a caseload of pupils.  There is also the possibility of additional assessment work for Literacy/Dyslexia and/or Maths Difficulties; access arrangements assessments on a supply basis.

About the team

Our team currently consists of 9 members, who come from a variety of teaching backgrounds including SENCOs, Literacy and Numeracy subject leaders etc. We have all completed a level 7 SpLD qualification or above. The majority of the service’s work is delivering weekly one-to-one teaching to pupils within their schools and we currently work with around 160 students in 30 schools on a regular basis. In addition, we carry out one-off specialist assessments, as well as access arrangements for Secondary schools. We have a central base currently at Swaffield School where our resources are held with a small meeting/training area. However, we hold the majority of our regular staff meetings and INSET online.

About the role

The Specialist Teacher will be responsible, under the direction of the manager, for delivering specialist provision for children who have been identified as having literacy and/or numeracy difficulties by their school. The work will involve:

  • Working across a number of schools (mostly primary);
  • Assessing and teaching pupils with literacy/numeracy difficulties
  • Advising and supporting teachers and parents of pupils with literacy and/or numeracy difficulties (including dyslexia/dyscalculia);
  • Carrying out small scale collaborative projects to help embed effective practice within the classroom;
  • Providing INSET for schools.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Janet Goring on


In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Teachers pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing Date: 11:59pm on Wednesday 25th May 2022
  • Shortlisting Date: Thursday 26th May 2022
  • Interview Dates: To be confirmed

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

How to apply?

To be considered for interview your application must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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