Full Time SENCO – Assistant Head Teacher

Becket Keys Church of England School, Brentwood

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Job Ref No. ECC4005-289S Position Type: SENCO Pay Range: Leadership Spine L4 to L15*
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 25/05/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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It is an exciting time at Becket Keys Church of England School (Outstanding, 2014). We are working hard to build upon the exam successes of our founding cohorts, whilst also establishing our new 6th Form into its sixth year.

Due to our current SENCO relocating, we are seeking a suitably qualified colleague to continue the excellent work of the department. This demanding position will see the successful candidate joining our highly successful senior leadership team. We feel the role would suit someone who is currently an assistant SENCO or a SENCO who is looking for a role on the senior leadership team of a school.

This post is a vital appointment in terms of fulfilling our Christian vision and ambition for our inclusive school to secure and enhance positive life chances for our most vulnerable students. As such, we are determined to recruit a highly capable, dedicated and ambitious professional who will add value to the school in ensuring excellent levels of academic progress and provision.

We would expect a demonstrable unstoppable passion for supporting our most vulnerable students and those with barriers to learning. However, our expert Trust (The Russell Education Trust) will always provide further training, advice and support.

The successful candidate will be able to model outstanding teaching in the classroom to develop the practice of all staff. We would expect the appointee to teach around 8-12 periods per week - preferably in an Ebacc subject.

The successful candidate will lead our dedicated inclusion team to support our students. We do not use 'teaching assistants' but instead prefer to use 'learning support technicians' who support the 'assess plan do review' process - keeping the responsibility for delivering all SEN support with the class teachers who are always the experts in the room.

The successful candidate will also need to have the skills and experience to deal with parents, local authority officers, educational psychologists and SEN specialist teachers. It is a particularly demanding role in this respect as there can be very difficult conversations to be had and these must be handled skilfully and sensitively.

If you think that you possess the qualities and passion we need for this vital role, please contact us to discuss further.

We have a lot of information about the school on the website, but we are also keen to welcome applicants to come for a tour and a face to face with a current member of the senior leadership team.

If you would like a conversation about the school or the position, please email us at vacancies@becketkeys.org.

We reserve the right to close advertisements early. Advertisements will therefore close at 12 noon, either on the advertised closing date, or the day the decision has been taken to close the advertisement early.

Becket Keys is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The appointee will be committed to our high expectations and core values - we welcome applications from teachers irrespective of their faith or belief. However, we ask for applicants to appreciate and respect the beliefs of others and have strong moral principles.

Staff of the school benefit from priority admission for their children. Our admissions policy effectively guarantees staff a place in the school for their children. With over 800 applications for our 150 places each year, this is a significant perk! In addition, staff will be provided with a comprehensive induction programme and laptop, childcare vouchers are available, and childcare is available at a neighbouring provision with discounted rates for staff members.

*In terms of salary, we will offer:

L4 to L8 : For an Unqualified SENCO - would need to start SENCO award with IOE

L6 to L10 : For a Qualified SENCO - for postholders who already hold SENCO award

L11 to L15 : For a suitably experienced and qualified AHT SENCO who would hold a wider role on the Senior Leadership Team

To Apply

Please complete both our application form and equalities monitoring form and email it with a personal statement to vacancies@becketkeys.org.

Closing date: Wednesday 25th May 2022

Information about the School

Please visit our website: www.becketkeys.org

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

Ms. Emer McNeela
Becket Keys CofE School
Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood
Essex, CM15 9DA
Telephone: 01277286600
Email: vacancies@becketkeys.org

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