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Learning Support Teacher

  • Period: Full Time
  • Contract: Contract
  • Closing date for applications: 13 March 2017


British Vietnamese International School - Hanoi


Learning Support Teacher


To provide appropriate support for referred students through in-class support or stimulating withdrawal lessons that provide students with the opportunities to learn and maximise attainment.


Principal, Secondary Headteacher and Primary Headteacher





Secondary Section Leadership Team (SSLT), Primary (SMT) Heads of Year, NAU Coordinator, Global Campus Coordinator, Exams Officer, HE Counsellor


Main Scale but competitive



Student attainment and assessment

  • Responsible for the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process including: collation of information and assessment data, collaboration with key stakeholders (students, teachers and parents/ caregivers), timely sharing of relevant information and regular review of IEP targets.
  • Where relevant, the Learning Support teacher is responsible for coordinating referrals to external agencies (Educational Psychologists, Speech Language Therapists).


Students meet IEP targets.


Student attainment meets standardised levels of achievement in accordance with the broader curriculum.


Involvement of key stakeholders including students, teachers, parents/ caregivers and external agencies.


  • Providing in-class support for individuals/ groups of students within the classroom context. This may involve adaption of activities/ resources, use of learning aides/ assistive technologies and diversifying teaching approaches.
  • Responsible for the planning, preparation and delivery of withdrawal lessons to provide appropriate support for specific targets (where in-class support is inappropriate).
  • The role may include team teaching and/or planning specific units of study for the use of classroom teachers to meet social, emotional or behavioural targets of referred students within the mainstream classroom.


Planning, preparation and delivery of appropriate lessons that meet the needs of referred students.


Provision of in-class support which reflects student needs and classroom context.



Administration and development:

  • Contributing to the wider school community through: internal and external CPD; staff meetings; assemblies; school trips; attending sporting events; annual requisition orders; writing HUB articles; offering ECAs; supervision of students during breaks; and maintaining good quality displays in classrooms and public areas. Contributions may extend to any other reasonable task assigned by the Principal or head of section and may include invigilating exams.
  • Involvement in special events, such as, festivals, house events, international week, book week and assemblies.
  • Proactive responses to health and safety risks and child protection issues, including following the appropriate procedures and reporting concerns to relevant personnel.



Play an active role in the wider school community.


Safeguarding procedures are observed to ensure the school operates in a safe and organised manner.



Personal Development

  • Continual professional and personal development through the identification and implementation of your own Personal Development Plan.


Monitored through a combination of performance appraisal and Personal Development Plan.


  • Promote and adhere to the Company Vision and Values:
  • Opportunity - For us, opportunities need to be meaningful, about achieving potential and making progress.
  • Impact - For us, impact is about making a difference. It needs to be immediate, positive and lasting.
  • Leadership - For us, leadership is about considering the team’s needs as well as your own, setting inspiring examples, being supportive and showing real accountability and responsibility.
  • Respect - For us, respect is about listening, being inclusive, showing tolerance and getting the little things right.
  • All staff are required to manage effective personal development as part of the Company’s commitment to invest in staff as the key resource in the organisation.
  • Each individual must ensure that they meet their statutory responsibilities and Company policies with regard to Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and other relevant legislation.
  • Any other appropriate duties as allocated by the Chief Executive Officer.


Valued member of the team and organisation.








  • Degree plus teaching qualification


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities; or
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities; or
  • Masters of Education (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)


Experience / Knowledge

  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of the IEP process, including referral and observation procedures.


  • Experience working with students with a range of educational needs, especially Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Speech Language Processing needs.


  • Demonstrates excellent classroom practice including the planning, preparation and delivery of appropriate, timely, individualised support.


  • Good working knowledge of the English National Curriculum (including National Curriculum levelling) and IGCSE.


  • International Experience.


  • Understanding of IB Structure and Philosophy.


  • Knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice.



  • Able to work as part of a team


  • High level of IT competence


  • Use of SIMS


Personal Attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • High levels of personal integrity


  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills


  • Attention to detail


  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm


  • Willingness to take on multiple tasks


  • Proactive and able to prompt others to ensure deadlines are achieved


  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic


  • Ability to work independently


  • Continually strive for improvement


  • Adaptability


  • Sense of Humour




Other Conditions

Hold a current Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure or equivalent for countries lived in outside of the UK. 
Compliance with visa requirements for working in Vietnam, supplying criminal background checks for all countries where employed over the past ten years.