Early Literacy Interventionist (ELI)

School-based in East Sussex
Fixed term until July 2024 (with the possibility of extension, funding permitting)
3 hours per day at
£16 per hour

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Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you keen to work with children to support and develop their phonics and reading skills?

38% of children from disadvantaged backgrounds leave primary school in England each year unable to read to the expected standard. Chapter One is a fast-growing charity, with a vision of a world in which all children have the literacy skills they need to thrive. We work to ensure that all children have 1:1 reading support at the time they need it most. Our Early Literacy Intervention (ELI) programme (based on a model that serves 20,000 children successfully in the USA) provides daily, 1:1, 7 minute phonics sessions for children who are behind in phonics. Using a bespoke technology tool, a trained Early Literacy Interventionist works individually with target children.

This ELI role, reporting to the Schools Development Manager, is a great opportunity for someone who wants to develop and grow their knowledge of phonics and/or their teaching skill set. You will conduct an initial baseline assessment and then deliver differentiated, 1:1, targeted, 7 minute phonics sessions to pupils using a systematic, synthetic approach.

Although you are employed by Chapter One, you will work closely with the school team to understand the progression of the school’s phonics teaching; establish tailored plans for each child and feedback on pupil progress. Using your knowledge and insight, you will also collaborate with colleagues at Chapter One to further improve the ELI model, the online tool and programme delivery.

This is a part-time role, based at Chyngton Primary School in Seaford, East Sussex. It is ideal for someone with previous school experience who is looking for a new and exciting challenge. Please read the full job description for details of the responsibilities of the role, and our employee recruitment pack to learn more about Chapter One.

Application instructions

To apply please send us a CV and covering letter (of no more than one page) outlining why you’re the right person for this role and how you meet the required skills and experience section of the job description. Please send the CV and letter to Kathryn Taylor, Schools Development Manager at kathryn.taylor@chapterone.org.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 28 January at 9pm
Interview date:
Friday 2 February

As a charity that values and celebrates people's diversity and champions opportunities for all young people, we are keen to receive applications from people who have experienced disadvantage and from those who are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities who are currently underrepresented in the organisation. We believe that a diverse organisation is one that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results.

Chapter One is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure. Copies of our Safeguarding Policy and Safer Recruitment Policy are available on request.

It all starts with literacy.