We are one of the highest performing colleges nationally on all courses at all levels, rated Ofsted ‘Outstanding’.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Foundation Studies team. We are seeking to appoint an experienced, lively and enthusiastic lecturer to contribute to the programme area. The Foundation Studies department offers a wide-ranging curriculum to students who experience barriers to learning. These include students with learning difficulties and disabilities, disaffected learners and students with profound and multiple learning difficulties.
Experience of teaching within one of the following areas is essential:
Access Inclusive Learning (AIL) – AIL offers a unique curriculum for students who have SLD and focuses on the individual student; the timetable, target setting, review procedures and transition are person centred. At the end of the first year a Progression Pathway for each student is determined; this takes into account their individual aspirations.
Access Skills Development (ASD) - A unique course for students on the Autistic Spectrum. Some students use this course as the first step into College. Students who may be anxious of new places and people are able to be gradually introduced into a learning environment. ASD is based on the key communication models of TEACHH, PECS and Makaton. We offer a broad, integrated curriculum incorporating Basic Skills (literacy and numeracy), ICT, Art, Music, Dance, Sensory Learning and Life Skills.
Access to Community and Education (ACE) - Access to Community and Education is a specialist learning programme designed to meet the educational needs of students with PMLD and SLD streamed via two pathways. ACE adopts a Multi-Sensory Curriculum adhering to the principles of Sensology. The timetable denotes its sensory focus integrating a plethora of Sense specific sessions. ACE tutors incorporate a range of techniques to ensure that the learning style of every student is met, these include: TACPAC, Intensive interaction, Body mapping, tactile signing, TEACHH, PECS, Makaton.
Applicants should hold a degree or similar professional qualifications, a recognised teaching qualification and have extensive experience of working with students who have complex learning difficulties and disabilities, along with an academic understanding of relevant teaching and learning strategies.
We offer a generous package with benefits including 40 days annual leave plus bank holidays and College closure days, teacher pension scheme, relocation package, free on-site parking and a variety of on-site benefits and discounts.
Closing date: 12 Noon, Friday 28 January 2022
Curriculum Vitae are not accepted, Application Forms only.
Successful candidates will be notified within four weeks of the closing date.
Please visit our website for an application pack and further details or contact us on 01872 267000.
Truro and Penwith College is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo a Criminal Record (DBS) check and past employment checks.