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What is a Support for Learning Teacher?

Discussion in 'Scotland - Primary' started by Ezzie, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Ezzie

    Ezzie Occasional commenter

    I moved up from England about 8 months ago. I've got my GTCS registration all sorted. I'm looking for part time work but have noticed jobs called Teacher of Support for Learning. Can anyone tell me, please what this would entail? It seems job ads in Scotland all say exactly the same thing whichever school is advertising and it is a bit confusing! How does it compare to being a Class Teacher? Many thanks in advance xx
  2. bonxie

    bonxie Lead commenter

    The role varies a bit from school to school but it's not usually whole class teaching. If you Google 'Scotland "support for learning" teacher', the Education Scotland links give a good idea of what's involved.
  3. Ezzie

    Ezzie Occasional commenter

    I'll do that - thanks for replying.
  4. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    Isn't it what Scotland has instead of a SENCo?
  5. redz

    redz New commenter

    It's exactly what it says, it's a teacher who supports individuals, groups, classes with their learning. Can be with those that are struggling, or working with brighter children etc.
  6. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

  7. Ezzie

    Ezzie Occasional commenter

    Thanks both; that's kind of what I imagined it to be. Need to go away now and think if it's for me.
  8. sir2006

    sir2006 New commenter

    Why would your first port of call not be Google? I find it worrying that a teacher thinks that asking on here is in any way more effective than looking at the wealth of information available online.
  9. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Not really, no.
  10. Ezzie

    Ezzie Occasional commenter

    I am now an SfL teacher - I start in August but have been lucky enough to have been given a few days in school to get to know other staff and some of the children I will be working with next term. So, 2 questions, please:
    1. What does your SfL room look like in terms of displays etc?
    2. Is it usual in your school for the SfL teacher to be taken out of their job at little notice to cover for another absent teacher in the school? I've already been asked to do this twice!
    Many thanks xx
  11. Mazod

    Mazod Occasional commenter

    We don't have a SfL room in my school. Depends what cover is like as they need to do 'please takes' the same as anyone else. It shouldn't be a regular thing during contact time though but as you will appreciate June is an entity unto itself given the amount of school trips etc. If it continues in August I would definitely query it.
  12. Ezzie

    Ezzie Occasional commenter

    Thanks for your reply @Mazod. I appreciate I'm not seeing school in usual working mode so will see how it goes in August. Beginning to worry about it though as I feel I really don't know enough about SfL...

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