Advisory Teacher

Reference:2/CD/21/429 

Salary: Teachers Terms and Conditions

Working Hours:0.6 FTE  

Job Share:Yes 

Employment Type:Fixed Term  

Location:Edinburgh House, Cheltenham, and Royal Forest of Dean Centre, plus agile working - GL51 7SA 

Closing date:04 September 2021 at midnight 

This Position is subject to a Enhanced DBS check. 

An opportunity has arisen for a part time Advisory Teacher to cover a maternity leave within the Advisory Teaching Service. We are looking for a C&I, C&L and SEMH specialist for these 3 days a week (2 days C&L/SEMH; 1 day C&I); given the breadth of specialism, we would consider a job share for this maternity leave cover, alongside welcoming applicants who could fulfil all specialisms over all 3 days.


The primary focus of this role is to develop inclusive practice and build capacity in schools and educational settings so staff are able to meet the needs of CYP with Communication & Interaction (C&I), Cognition & Learning (C&L) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs by offering advice, training and support to ensure learners meet their potential and achieve good outcomes. They will also work directly with the workforce supporting children and young people with Communication and Interaction, Cognition and learning, and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (0-25), so they can access and take part in teaching and learning activities with their peers as independently as possible, and work towards achieving their aspirations.


The role of the Advisory Teacher includes:



  • Contributing to enabling the progress and better outcomes for Gloucestershire children and young people with C&I, C&L and SEMH needs.

  • Supporting school staff in their implementation of the SEN Code of Practice. This includes the provision of advice on inclusive policy, practice and procedures/teaching strategies/resources.

  • Being involved in the process of identification and recommendations for children and young people with SEND, including contributing to Statutory Assessment.


Please refer to the job profile for more detail 


Please note this is a maternity leave cover (to start around October 21) which is likely to be / could be up to a year.


Secondments (internal and external) considered.

Please email ATS admin in the first instance with a contact telephone number; they will then arrange for one of our Lead Advisory Teachers to ring interested candidates back for an informal discussion:gloucester.ATS@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Application Information

Please note: The advert closing date is Sunday 5th September - for applicants who apply between 20/7 - 15/08 we shall keep your applications until the closing date of 5th September. The reason for this is that the council are implementing a new recruitment system.

Interviews will be held in September – dates to be confirmed



Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Below you will also find links to the Job Profile and Guidance Notes. Click ‘Apply’ to continue.

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