Hours: 12.5 hours per week – as agreed, between 9.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday over 3-5 days per week (actual times may change based on timetabling requirements). We have a 36 week academic year.
Salary: The total annual salary is £7,906.66.
Cardiff Steiner School are looking for a Learning Support Teacher with proven experience and understanding of working with students with additional learning needs, and with students between age 14 – 16 or 14 – 18. Ideally you’ll have experience working at or above a Higher Level Teaching Assistant level or equivalent.
You’ll have a strengths-based approach with the ability to see, appreciate and draw out individual student’s potential. Enthusiasm and willingness to learn about, and work within, the principles and practice of Steiner Waldorf education is essential.
About the role
The primary focus of the post is to provide support for two Upper School students (age 15 and 16) with Statements of additional learning needs for 10.5 hours per week (3 hours and 7.5 hours per week respectively). This will include both 1- 1/small group time and in-class support, as well as liaising with teachers, parents, external agencies and associated administration/PPA. There is an additional role of general Upper School Learning Support, assisting the work of the School’s Additional Learning Needs Coordinator for 2 hours per week. Ideally the post will be carried by one person, though it may be possible to separate if required.
Cardiff Steiner School is committed to safeguarding children and young people, we expect all applicants to uphold this. All candidates must have suitability to work with children, and post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.
Set in Wales’ capital city, the School offers a full Kindergarten to Class 12 Steiner Waldorf education. You’ll join us on an exciting stage of our journey. Founded in 1997, we opened our first classes in 2012, built upon the firm foundations of 15 years as a successful Kindergarten. From strong roots we’ve quickly grown, and expanded to Upper School in September 2017 offering the Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE) 2020-21 sees our very first Class 12 graduating with the Certificate.
The Certificate is the first trans-national, secondary school qualification to be fully based on the Steiner curriculum. It is a valid, alternative secondary school qualification that allows students to progress to further/higher education free from the restrictions of GCSE and A level curricula and examinations. The NZCSE It is offered in four of the seven UK Steiner Schools that go up to Class 12 and is the most widely offered qualification in UK Steiner Schools that offer a full K-Class 12 Steiner Waldorf education.
We are a pioneering bunch with an irrepressible spirit who enjoy rising to the challenges and celebrating the joys that a young School brings. Our internationally diverse teaching team includes subject teachers in Bothmer, Music, Handwork, Woodwork, Spanish, Games, as well as a team of specialist Upper School Teachers. We are a UK Steiner Waldorf School Fellowship Associate School, and are fully independent.
We offer a collaborative and supportive environment where you’ll be part of an experienced and diverse team of 25 teaching staff, with a warm heart and strong community spirit. Supported by full time Administration, an active board of Trustees, and a supportive, engaged parent body – you’ll enjoy an exciting balance of fresh practices and new ideas combined with wisdom, experience and dedication.
Cardiff, Wales’ capital city, is situated on the beautiful coastline of South Wales, and within easy reach of most places in the UK (we’re just two hours from London by rail or road). Residents enjoy all the benefits of a cosmopolitan capital city (prominent universities, a large teaching hospital, a world-class opera company and thriving arts community) combined with a small-town friendliness, and a cost of living significantly lower than other parts of the UK -and we’re surrounded by some of the most stunning countryside, coastline and beaches in the UK. Read more about Cardiff in our Welcome to Cardiff Guide
We have staff with property expertise who can help you find and secure suitable accommodation to rent or buy. The average price range of renting a 1-2 Bedroom Flat is £550-£650pcm, and a 3 bedroom house is £800-£1,000pcm. Cardiff has is a lively rental market with options from city, suburban, rural and semi-rural properties all within a 40 minute drive time of the School.