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Specialist Teacher

Surrey County Council
Closing date
22 Sep 2021

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This is a full time position, however part-time applications (minimum of 3 days per week) will also be considered. The salary for this position is Teacher's Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale + TLR 2.1.

Surrey County Council are looking for a Specialist Teacher supporting the delivery of a service aimed at promoting inclusion and equality in education and raising achievement and improving outcomes for children from ethnic/language minority groups and Traveller communities. In this role you will be Working with schools throughout Surrey but particularly in the east of the county.

Would you welcome the opportunity to bring your skills and experience to focus on supporting Surrey's ethnic minority children; some of the more vulnerable children in our schools?

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced primary or secondary Teacher to join and contribute to a well-established, high quality, countywide team of Specialist Teachers.

Surrey's Race Equality and Minority Achievement (REMA) Team has combined expertise in Gypsy/Roma/Traveller (GRT) and English as Additional Language (EAL) work. REMA sits within the Vulnerable Learners Service working in partnership with a range of agencies to ensure the requirements of equalities legislation are met regarding children and young people from minority communities. The team is made up of Specialist Teachers, Bilingual Support Workers (BSWs)/Interpreters and Traveller Education Support Workers (TESWs), led by two area Lead Teachers and a Bilingual Support Coordinator. REMA is managed from within the Vulnerable Learners Service.

REMA supports educational settings to improve outcomes for ethnic minority pupils across all phases. This is achieved by providing training and consultation for school leaders and staff, as well as assessment and direct support for pupils. Bilingual Support Workers assist EAL pupils in class through their first language and interpret at meetings with parents. As well as their work in educational settings, BSWs also interpret and translate for social care services. Traveller Education Support Workers assist all levels of school/setting staff to engage with GRT families and ensure effective transition, induction, and attendance for their children.

You will motivate and enable schools to have high expectations of these groups of pupils. Through your work you will support them to develop their capacity and own expertise around EAL and/or GRT pupils. You will help to ensure that these children and young people are able to have the best educational outcomes possible.

To be shortlisted for this position your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:
  • Experience as a fully qualified teacher working with children or young people from ethnic/language minority and/or Traveller communities in the classroom situation
  • The ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others in a team, as well as independently, engaging positively to bring a creative, solution focused approach to all situations
  • A real interest and passion in promoting inclusion and equality in education and raising achievement and improving outcomes for children from ethnic/language minority and/or Traveller communities
  • A "can-do" attitude in engaging with, enabling, and motivating fellow professionals

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 03/10/2021 with interviews to follow.

Contact Details

For further information about this role please contact Moira Lempriere (REMA Lead Teacher East) via email at .uk. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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