• Write course outlines, interview potential students and conduct initial and diagnostic assessments.
• Undertake course planning in consultation with the Senior Manager responsible for TLA and the relevant C&QM, including submission of scheme(s) of work and lesson plans and sharing these with other team members.
• Establish a purposeful learning environment in which diversity is valued and students feel safe and confident.
• Set challenging teaching and learning objectives that are relevant to the course and needs of students.
• Manage the learning process effectively, guiding and supporting students, differentiating teaching to meet the needs and interests of students and ensure that students are appropriately challenged and supported.
• Agree individual learning plans with students including SMART course and personal targets, monitor and review them regularly and provide meaningful medals and mission type feedback to students.
• Develop resources to support both classroom-based and flipped, independent, out-of-classroom learning making use of digital technology and the College VLE.
• Plan additional support for students liaising with the Student Support Adviser, as necessary.
• Plan opportunities for students, with other staff where relevant, to learn in out of classroom contexts such as placements, volunteering, visits to the library, museums and employment-based settings etc.
• Systematically assess students’ work giving timely and developmental feedback on progress to support students as they learn.
• Involve students in reflecting on, evaluating and improving their own performance.
• Keep accurate records of punctuality, attendance, assessment and learner progress making reports as required.
• Keep up to date with internal and external assessments and examinations, including the keeping of appropriate records and completion of returns.
• Assist with internal and external assessments, exams and standardisation.
• Comply with LECB Quality Improvement Framework and the Transformational and Inspirational TLA Framework and work with the relevant Curriculum and Quality Manager on a personal improvement plan to maintain or improve performance to outstanding.
• Work collaboratively with the Careers Service Team to ensure learners receive effective information and advice on progression to further study, employment and into volunteering.
• Regularly review and evaluate course and own performance with the TLA manager and effectively and actively engage on the College’s Observation of Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) process
• Contribute to course team meetings sharing best practice.
• Undertake Health & Safety, Equality & Diversity, Safeguarding, Prevent and Data Protection/GDPR training, maintaining awareness of key risk issues within the curriculum area and escalate any concerns to the relevant member of staff.
• Comply with the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training
Management Grouping: Education to Employment
Department/Section: Learning & Enterprise College Bexley
Job title: Part-time sessional tutor
Selection Method (See Key)
• First degree or equivalent
• A qualification at least one level higher than the course to be taught
• A fully recognised teaching qualification, or willing to work towards one within the first year of teaching at LECB
b) Relevant Technical Experience and Knowledge
Demonstrable experience of:
• Experience of ongoing professional updating and development in relevant fields.
• An interest in and an understanding of the learning needs of students at this level.
• Excellent subject knowledge
• An understanding of the reasons for an Equal Opportunities Policy and how it affects the immediate working environment and relationships with students.
• An awareness of safeguarding and how it relates to the work of this post in an Adult Learning Institution.
• Experience of teaching the relevant subject(s) to students of varying ability and level.
• Experience of preparing students for formal assessment and exams, if proposing to teach accredited provision
• ICT literacy, including experience of using ICT in the classroom.
• Experience of using a VLE to enhance teaching, learning & assessment.
• Excellent classroom skills with the ability to employ a range of teaching strategies and to support students in the promotion of active learning.
• Experience of successfully supporting students’ progress through tutoring.
• Experience of embedding English, maths, British values, safeguarding, H&S, E&D, and employability/enterprise in the courses taught.
• An ability to design, develop and deliver high quality teaching materials.
• The ability to teach enthusiastically and professionally, with effective classroom management.
• The ability to effectively plan and develop differentiation within lessons.
• Good interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills.
• Good organisational skills and high attention to detail.
• The ability to work effectively as a team member.
• The ability to maintain records and produce relevant documentation as required.
English Language Requirements for Public Sector Workers:
• Ability to speak with confidence and accuracy, using accurate sentence structures and vocabulary.
• Ability to choose the right kind of vocabulary for the situation in hand without a great deal of hesitation.
• Ability to listen to customers and understand their needs.
• Ability to tailor your approach to each conversation appropriate to the customer, responding clearly even in complex situations.