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LDD Tutor

Job Title: LDD Tutor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kennington
Salary: £24120 - £31600
Reference: WRT-2021-02-15-697D60AB2C44
Job Published: February 25, 2021 11:54

Job Description

Job Description

HMP/YOI Bronzefield are currently recruiting a LDD Tutor to support learners with complex needs who need additional support, or require an advanced programme of learning in order to achieve their full educational potential. The focus of the department is to provide education opportunities that will enable the prisoners to gain skills and competences that will assist them to return into the community without re-offending. If you hold a full teaching qualification, a recognised Level 3 qualification or above in an identified subject and professional experience focusing on a particular learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or autism, this could be a great opportunity for you., £24,119.74- £31,600 + London weighting (£3,453 per annum that is paid as £287.75 recurring monthly payment),

  • Working with individuals who may have physical disabilities, sensory impairments (ie visual or hearing), speech and language difficulties, learning difficulties such as dyslexia, conditions such as autism, social, emotional and mental needs or have a combination of these difficulties

  • Ensure that all learners, including those with special or additional are able to access education and the whole curriculum

  • Have a strategic overview of SEN and inclusion throughout the prison including planning, policy writing, advising and supporting other staff. This will also include the writing of provision maps for individuals/groups of learners

  • Identify all learners individual needs with SEN and being responsible for creating a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment

  • Initiate and carry out assessments and prepare and manage the assessment paperwork

  • Raise standards of student attainment and achievement for SEN learners within the prison

  • Ensure the quality assurance procedures are adhered to and use to achieve high standards

  • Assist in the development of behaviour policies and procedures to meet the needs of all learners

  • Be a visible presence around the department contributing to a calm and purposeful atmosphere including taking a lead in addressing out of lesson behaviour

  • Work and collaborate with other teaching staff within the department/prison to ensure that the activities reflect the needs of the students within the subject areas

  • Support and train other teaching staff to ensure they are providing the best quality support for all learners

  • Actively monitor SEN student progress following up underperformance

  • Teach individuals or small groups of learners within, or outside the class

  • Develop and adapt conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of learners using specialist equipment and facilities where available and required

  • Ensure all LDD students have appropriate support

  • Lead the writing of ILP's for identified SEN students ensuring targets are communicated clearly and effectively to learners and staff

  • Present quarterly progress data at Quality Improvement Group meetings

  • Establish the processes of the setting of targets within the department and to work towards their achievement

  • Ensure effective communication, liaise with internal and external partners and represent the department views and interests

  • Liaise with other professionals such as social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists

  • Update professional knowledge and expertise as appropriate to keep up to date with developments in teaching practice and methodology and in the curriculum areas taught in

Candidate Description


  • Full teaching qualification (Minimum of CTLLS) or PGCE

  • Previous qualified teaching experience

  • A good understanding of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) code of practice

  • Recognised Level 3 qualification or above in an identified subject and professional experience focusing on a particular learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or autism

  • Have an interest in the rehabilitation and resettlement of offenders

  • Have an ability to communicate effectively at all times through different mediums, including spoken and written communication

  • Ability to manage confrontation and challenging behaviour

  • Patience, understanding and empathy with learners

  • A positive, energetic and enthusiastic outlook


  • Experience of working in a custodial environment

  • Assessor or IV qualification is desirable. Must have a willingness to work towards these qualifications

  • Experience in a prison environment

Application Description

The role will be based within the prison at HMP Bronzefield, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 3JZ.

Employer Description

Awarded a bronze accreditation by Investors in People, HMP YOI Bronzefield focuses on providing needs-based services and programmes aimed at rehabilitating and maintaining the well-being of prisoners. HMP YOI Bronzefield is an all female prison that can hold up to 527 women.Working in a prison might not be what you think. We have a huge range of roles in a dynamic, unique, exciting, challenging but very rewarding environment. We aim to reduce reoffending and rehabilitate, changing lives for the better.

Sodexo Justice delivers custodial and community rehabilitation services that challenge offending behaviour, protect the public and offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We deliver the total operation of five prisons within England, Scotland and Wales and own six Community Rehabilitation Companies in partnership with crime reduction charity Nacro., In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation.

We're a Disability Confident Leader employer. We're committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 5 years' worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.

Source: Sodexo