Functional Skills Tutor
15 April 2021
£23,000 to £27,000 per year
15 May 2021
Peterborough, Eastern England
TCHC Group Limited
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We are seeking a tutor that can bring a fresh perspective to our existing team, to support learner engagement, engender the life-long learning ethos, and provide solutions to the barriers that learners might face throughout their journey.
You will be responsible for planning and teaching the Functional Skills curriculum, as well as differentiation, and will be required to ensure work is marked, recorded, and assessment is on-going, ensuring all learners are ready for examinations. Your delivery will be creative and engaging to ensure individuals achieve their aims in all subjects. You will be supported by a Quality Assurance Team who is responsible for leading the team to drive up quality, reaching and exceeding KPI's and promoting our ethos for continuous improvement. Main Tasks & Responsibilities -Create effective schemes of works that clearly supports the learning process of individuals.
Prepare and develop innovative lesson plans, designing and delivering group activities. Deliver training to individuals and groups following the programme curriculum, setting objectives and targets for achievement
Provide one to one support to learners where necessary
Hold a manageable caseload of learners
Diagnose learner’s literacy, numeracy and ICT needs and requirements by using various diagnostic testing and mock tests
Liaise with relevant team members to ensure learners achieve their targets and progress into appropriate outcomes
Provide appropriate encouragement, guidance and support to learners to help them progress .Prepare and submit up-to-date assessments of learners, across all relevant activities .Monitor and maintain appropriate paperwork, reviews, records of progress tracking and to report all cases of learner behavioural issues, sickness and absence . Prepare for and attend monthly caseload review meetings with your line manager . Provide learners with all relevant policies and regulations to clarify what is expected of them and to ensure their safety
Establish, develop and maintain effective working relationships with other external organisations involved with the service and learners
Actively participate in continuous improvement and self-assessments and the implementation of subsequent action plans
Complete all required documentation accurately and within agreed timescales to ensure that contract requirements are met and funding is maximised and revenue is secured. Ongoing management and administration tasks, including but not limited to session planning, logging results and providing feedback to learners. Work alongside the Quality Assurance team to ensure that delivery meets the high expectations of TCHC and prepare for and attend standardisation meetings
Take proactive approaches to ensure Safeguarding and Prevent is embedded into the delivery and ensure issues are raised accordingly in line with TCHC’s Safeguarding Policy using the appropriate recording and reporting tools.
Any complaints are raised accordingly in line with TCHC’s Complaints Policy
Act as an ambassador for TCHC Ltd at all times, providing key information to all parties involved within the learner journey
Create conducive learning environments to optimise learners’ journey and support positive outcomes
Actively ensure own CPD is kept up to date as per the requirements for Functional Skills:In addition, the post holder may be asked to carry out other reasonable duties, appropriate to their experience, qualifications and level.
Note: These duties are a guide to the work the post holder will initially be required to undertake. Amendments may be made from time to time as the role evolves and to meet changing circumstances and these do not form part of the contract of employment.
Qualifications :Qualified to DTLLS/Cert Ed/ PGCE (or equivalent)
Qualified to PTLLS/ CTLLS (or equivalent)
GCSE (or equivalent) in English and maths at grade C or above
Qualified to TAQA / A1 (or equivalent)
Knowledge / Technical Skills:
Demonstrable knowledge on the Core Curriculum for FS English and maths across all levels.
Detailed knowledge on the new FS Reforms being implemented
Robust lesson planning using a wide variety of resources and assessment methods to match learning styles
Knowledge on barriers to education and how to address issues within personal and social development
Knowledge on using and analysing data from IA and Diagnostic tools such as Dynamic Learning, Forskills, BKSB
In-depth understanding of and commitment to safeguarding and prevent
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint – intermediate competency required.
Time management skills, organisational skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines
Ability to communicate and present to a diverse range of people at all levels, verbally and in writing
Ability to work alone and as part of a team with interpersonal skills
Ability to establish and maintain effective administrative processes
Demonstrable experience of delivering high quality Functional Skills English and maths across all levels
Experience of delivering classes remotely online via Microsoft Teams or Zoom
Experience in delivering to adults on Adult Learning Programmes or a wide range of groups
Some experience of Ofsted inspections, having been involved in the inspection process and being able to demonstrate Good and Outstanding teaching practice.
Experience of working to tight deadlines and targets
Have a good understanding of Safeguarding and Prevent
An empathetic, non-judgmental and ethical approach.
Excellent communication skills – pleasant and professional manner - well-spoken clear, intelligible; good standard of written communication – grammar and spelling.
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