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Job Ref No. ECC4299-271S Position Type: SENCO Pay Range: UPS + TLR (1a - 1c depending on experience)
Position Start Date: 23/04/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/03/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 1st April 2019  

Job Description

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The Ockendon Academy are currently looking for an accomplished SENCo looking to take on increased responsibility within the inclusion team. This is the perfect opportunity for a driven and ambitious individual who is keen to really make a difference.

We are looking for an inspirational person who will assist in developing the SEND provision throughout the academy and keeping parents informed about their child's progress. Candidates will be passionate about children's learning and development and keen to develop their own experience. A good knowledge and understanding of EHCPs and the new SEND Code of Practice is required. You will be working alongside external agencies to ensure that children make sufficient progress and achieve their full potential.

We are looking for someone with a sense of community within the academy, the ability to develop colleagues' teaching and their understanding of SEND students precise learning needs. You should have a close working relationship with the Principal and the flexibility to adapt to your environment.

The ideal candidate will:

·Be educated to a first degree level or equivalent and hold QTS.

·Must have achieved a National Award SENCo qualification and have relevant experience.

·Must have Level 7 Access Arrangements qualification

·Have the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with students, parents and colleagues.

The Principal is happy to meet you for a pre-application visit, please contact Helen Smith at hsmith@theockendonacademy.com to make arrangements. To apply, please visit our website www.theockendonacademy.com to download the Job Description, Person Specification and Application form, or alternatively contact Denise Fowler at dfowler@theockendonacademy.com for an application pack.

The Ockendon Academy and Ockendon Studio School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

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It is with great excitement that we welcome you to explore the employment opportunities at The Ockendon Academy. You may have the opportunity to join a community that ‘Enjoys being the best it can be’. For us, being the best is neither a destination nor a moment in time, but it is a journey towards a consistent pattern of behaviour and attitudes that result in constant progress and achievement. The Ockendon Academy is known for its dedication to excellence, but more importantly, to children. We have huge ambition and aspiration for every student and our commitment to their success is combined with exceptional support. Our values are deeply rooted in a belief that all students can succeed. To achieve this, learning, rather than teaching, is at the heart of everything we do. Our staff are experts and focus on how students can be challenged and supported to achieve the very best they can academically and to help them develop the transferable skills needed to build successful futures.
The Ockendon Academy is a place of high expectations. We create a culture and ethos that facilitates success. We aim for excellence and expect our staff, students and their families to do the same. The Ockendon Academy is renowned for being a welcoming, ambitious and creative place to work and learn, where your development and wellbeing matters. If your educational philosophy chimes with ours, we would love to hear from you. If you wish to visit The Ockendon Academy, you are welcome to at any time by prior arrangement.

www.theockendonacademy.com

www.ockendonstudioschool.com

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Helen Smith
Erriff Drive, South Ockendon
Essex, RM15 5AY
Telephone: 01708 851661
Email: hsmith@theockendonacademy.com

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