Deputy Learning Support Manager - The Deaf Academy

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • £25,856 per annum (£32,039 FTE)

We’re recruiting for the September 2022 new school term!

We are committed to enabling all our students to excel educationally, come and help us achieve it.

Are you looking for a new challenge?  For a rewarding career where you can make a real difference?  If so then we would love to hear from you!

Working at the Deaf Academy, you can be certain that you are part of a team that does its utmost to inspire and enable our young people to thrive. Preparing young people for a happy, healthy and fulfilling future is what it’s all about for us.

The Deaf Academy operates from a £12m new award-winning campus for day and residential students. This is a unique opportunity to join our fantastic team and directly impact our young people’s experience.

The Academy is looking to recruit a Deputy Learning Support Manager to provide valuable assistance to our Learning Support Manager (LSM). The role will be split between providing support in the classroom and assisting with managing the Learning Support Team, which consists of both Communication Support Workers and Learning Leaders. 

Within this role you will contribute to the delivery of outstanding education for our students by delivering high quality support which enables engagement in and enjoyment of learning, leading to good progress and achievement.

This exciting role is an ideal developmental opportunity for those looking to gain further management exposure.  The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting the LSM in dealing with performance management, staffing rotas and absence management. 

Key responsibilities: 
• Supporting the LSM in the management and coordination and the effective deployment of the Communication Support Workers and Learning Leaders to meet young people’s needs. (timetabling, lunch duty rostering effective utilisation, cover and arrangements, reporting, and coordinating)
• Support the LSM in Quality assurance of all aspect of the Learning support team. This will include conducting observations and work scrutiny.
• Support the LSM in developing a bespoke CPD programme of activity’s appropriate for the Learning support team. 
• Plan and deliver good and outstanding teaching to individuals and small groups under the guidance of a teacher
• Support Deaf learners of different ages where required, such as in-class, external colleges
• Support and train Learning support staff in the management of students with SEN and SEMH, in liaison with identified area leads, developing a bespoke CPD programme of activity’s appropriate for the Learning Support Team.

Key requirements
• Level 3 certificate in British Sign Language (if Level 3 is not currently held, the successful candidate must commit to studying to achieve this).
• Ability to supervise small groups/whole class of students.
• Proven experience of working with Special Needs and SEMH students.
• Experience of dealing with and managing challenging behaviours.
• The ability to promote and safeguard the welfare of children/young people.
• Ability to work constructively as part of a team, to understand classroom roles and responsibilities and own position within these.
• Exceptional organisational and planning skills. 

We will offer a highly competitive benefits package, which includes: 
• Access to a Group Personal Scheme, which includes an 8% annual employer contribution. 
• Life assurance at x3 of an employees salary. 
• Sponsorship to achieve British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications up to Level 3. 
• Free on-site parking.
• Cycle to work scheme. 
• The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our students.
• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
• Access to a 24/7 Employee assistance program.
• Opportunity to work in a new purpose-built campus located within a very close proximity to the beach. 

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020). 

Our vision is a brighter future for Deaf young people. If you feel you could be part of this story, we would like to hear from you.

For a job application pack please visit the Academy’s website Welcome to the Deaf Academy or email the HR Department

Interview date: Friday 12 August 2022

Registered Charity No.1124523

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationEast DevonDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX8 2AU

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupEducation SupportManagement & Senior Management

  • Salary Details

    £25,856 per annum (£32,039 FTE)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    35 hours per week, term time only

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required