Learning Support Teacher

Job description

The Learning Support Team at St Paul’s school works alongside teachers in the Pre-Prep (ages 3-6), Prep (ages 6-11) and Senior (ages 11–18) Schools to provide support for pupils with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. The team currently consists of a Learning Support Coordinator and Learning Support Teachers. We are looking for Learning Support Teachers with experience in working with school aged pupils in an educational context, with a commitment to working alongside pupils and teachers to support pupils’ achievements to join our enthusiastic and hard-working team.  


To provide high quality, evidence-based support to pupils with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) 

Job description: 

To work alongside the Learning Support Coordinator and teaching staff to identify pupils who may present with difficulties in one or more of the four broad areas of SEND: 

  • Communication and Interaction 
  • Cognition and Learning 
  • Physical +/- Sensory 
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health.  


This may include:  

    • Specialised observation of the pupil in the classroom/other settings 
    • Detailed analyses of attainment data 
    • Liaison with key stakeholders to gather relevant information 
    • Administration and interpretation of informal and formal assessments/screens  
    • Interpretation of evaluations by external specialists 

  • Plan and deliver specialised and highly individualised interventions for pupils with SEND, for example, via withdrawal from class, in class support or collaborative planning with teachers  
  • Participate and, at times, lead on the development and review of an Individual Education Plan in collaboration with key stakeholders 
  • Track pupil performance via the analysis of outcomes following interventions and use this data to refine future provisions 
  • Include the pupil where possible in the process of assessment and intervention, to encourage the development of independence in learning and self-awareness 
  • In conjunction with the Learning Support Coordinator and other key staff, make decisions regarding referral to external specialists 
  • Participate in workshops run for pupils on a range of topics throughout the school year (e.g. study skills, exam technique) 
  • Participate in training events for staff on topics related to SEND and attend internal training events relevant to role 
  • Keep up to date with latest research and theory to ensure evidence-based practice and awareness of new assessments/interventions/guidelines related to SEND 
  • Be able to identify areas or opportunities for continuous professional development in order to specialise further in area of work 

Closing date Monday 28th May 2018 at 9 am (São Paulo time).

Please ensure your entire application is in English.  

Applications will be considered as they arrive and the school reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.  

Required for end of July 2018. 



  • Teaching qualification - QTS (Pedagogia/Licenciatura / PGCE) 
  • At least three years of experience in working in an education context with pupils with SEND (please specify age group/subjects the experience is in) 
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese essential 
  • Working knowledge of a range of Special Educational Needs/Disabilities and the impact on education essential 
  • Knowledge of inclusion legislation desirable 

Characteristics of successful candidate 

  • Good communication skills 
  • Ability to work collaboratively 
  • Holistic view of education and pupils 
  • Organised 
  • Proactive and self-driven 

Any additional information you wish to be considered please upload using the CV option.