Job Reference # EDV/2023/SLT/10704
Location Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 0NE
Contract Type Permanent
Contract Term Full-Time
Salary £44,908.00 – £49,569.00 Annually (FTE)
Closing Date 10:00am, 4th Dec 2023
Start Date asap or following notice
Positions Available 1
Driving licence required
Interview Date(s) w/c commencing 4th December
About this Role
The Shared Learning Trust – Staff Benefits
We offer a fantastic range of benefits across our trust, supporting our staff in a variety of ways. From an extensive Wellbeing package to an onsite car wash, you can be reassured that we have your best interests at heart.
Perkbox and Perkbox Medical
NPQ’s Teacher Development Trust and training courses with The National College
Staff social events, including 5 a-side football and BBQs
Reduced gym membership rates and free on-site gym
Staff recognition with reward shopping vouchers
On-site Indian head or shoulder massage
Online delivery drop off service, including Amazon
Free eye test vouchers
Onsite car wash at reduced rates
Support for all staff with an experienced licensed counsellor
Free tea and coffee plus a reusable bamboo coffee cup for new starters
Free onsite car parking at all academies
Cycle to work scheme
Enhanced pension employers’ contribution and death in service payment
Dry cleaning and ironing service
Refer a friend £500 bonus scheme
The Shared Learning Trust is looking for a full-time permanent Education Psychologist to join its school improvement team, to provide support for the schools within the trust.
This is great opportunity for the right candidate – you will be making a real difference to children in our school and the families in our community. You will work under the direction of the school improvement team to provide quality support for children with SEND, including assessment, teacher support, parent meetings, staff training and contribution to SEND team strategy within the MAT. You will work closely with the SENDCOs at each of our 5 academies.
Post Title: Educational Psychologist
Reporting To: School Improvement Lead (Raza Ali)
Salary Grade Range:
- This job description is not a comprehensive definition of the post. Discussions will take place between the Principals and the Director of Inclusion on a regular basis to clarify individual responsibilities within the general framework and character of the post identified below.
- The range is £44,908 – £49,569
- This role requires and Educational Psychology qualification (e.g. Doctorate or Masters), which permits Graduate Registration with the British Psychological Society
1.1. Exercise of general professional duties
To provide Educational Psychology services to the Trust and work as part of the Trust’s school improvement team in accordance with school policies to provide quality support for children with SEND, including assessment, teacher support, parent meetings, staff training and contribution to SEND strategy within the MAT.
1.2. Exercise of particular duties
- To provide 1:1 assessment of children referred to you by the Trust’s SENDCos.
- To consult with parents and teachers regarding a child’s needs.
- To provide written reports with recommendations for support and/or further referral.
- To attend EHCP Annual Review meetings where appropriate
- To deliver staff training
Working with Pupils Requirements
- To provide 1 to 1:1 observation in classrooms and/or individual assessment when referred
- To enhance the universal, targeted and specialist provision of SEN support in line with a Graduated Response approach through contribution in line with the SEND Team’s strategy and priorities
- To support teachers with the practical implementation of EP recommendations and SEN interventions/support for individual pupils
Training & Information Requirements
- To support staff with training and information on SEN and SEN support
- To create individual reports for children following 1:1 assessment
Multi Agency Working Requirements
- To work with other professionals in supporting children with SEND, if appropriate
- To attend meetings, including those with other professionals, as required, including EHCP and Early Help
- To recommend referrals for pupils to other agencies if appropriate
Information Security / Record Keeping Requirements
- To ensure all confidential information relating to pupils, families and staff is stored in a locked cabinet, within a locked room or the SEN confidential TEAMs channel
- To ensure that pupil / family / staff confidentiality is maintained and information is only shared on a ‘need to know’ basis.
- To ensure that children are safeguarded at all times
- To share information with relevant Designated Safeguarding officers immediately if concerned
- To work across all Academy Trust Schools as required
- To contribute to the wider work of the school / Trust in raising standards
- To keep up to date with current practice through CPD to meet HCPC standards
Due to the nature of the role, the post holder will ensure they have their own professional or clinical supervision, to be organised by the post holder.
The above outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the post but may not identify each individual task to be undertaken. You will be required to carry out any other duties reasonably requested by the Principal or other senior members of staff.
This job description does not form part of the contract of employment. It describes the way in which the post holder is expected and required to perform and complete the particular duties as set out above and will be reviewed on an annual basis (or as need arises) and following consultation with you, may be changed to reflect changes in the job requirements.
We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.
The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.
Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:
“Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”
The definition of ‘children’ includes everyone under the age of 18.