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SENCO and Head of Ciurriculum
We are a registered "Independent secondary alternative provider and day special school". Established in 1999, and registered as a school in 2017, we have had two full Ofsted inspections - we have been graded 'good' on both occasions.
We believe all our learners will benefit from a whole school approach to SEND teaching. I high proportion of our leaners either have an EHCP or identified SEN needs. We want to see 'Every teacher become a SEN teacher'.
As part of the Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for devising and implementing our whole school approach to curriculum design and delivery, including opportunities for practical learning in all subject areas, ensuring all lessons are engaging, excite learners, raise aspirations and stretch students to achieve their full potential.
Working with the Executive Headteacher to develop the school's Curriculum Policy and Plan
Develop the schools' SEN and access Policies
Developing and maintaining the school's SEN action plans
Working with our Assessment lead, measuring achievement and evaluating the experiences of pupils with SEN
Work with all teaching and support staff to ensure they are consistently applying the school behaviour policy, both individually and as a single team
Lead and support all teaching staff with developing teaching and behaviour strategies and/or interventions to ensure children fully access their education, regardless of any barriers to learning.
Ensuring appropriate differentiation in the classroom and leading on the quality and content of all teaching, across all subjects.
Leading on EHCP applications and reviews.
Establishing Individual Learning Plans for all learners and ensuring teaching and support staff are following them.
Ensuring appropriate initial diagnostics and assessments are completed to establish the starting point for all learners, helps track progress and allows for exam 'access arrangements' to be applied for, where required.
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Setting up a reading and phonics programme for all children
Leading on the set-up of a staff resource bank
Line management of 'core' and 'Humanities' teaching staff and SEN support staff
Contributing towards the school's CPD plan for teaching and teaching support staff including
'Emotional Self-Regulation Strategies for Teachers'
Education and Qualifications
Relevant bachelor degree
Qualified teacher status
Hold the postgraduate qualification, 'The National Award in Special Educational Needs
Coordination' or be prepared to work towards gaining this within three years of appointment date.
Evidence of continuous professional development with particular reference to Special
Educational Needs and Disability.
Skills and Abilities
Able to recognize and respond to the needs of pupils with learning needs
Excellent planning, prioritising and organisational skills and the ability to complete administrative tasks accurately and efficiently
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Good influencing and negotiating skills and the ability to diffuse situations
Ability to set clear expectations, to demand high standards and hold others to account
Use of data to improve learning and promote achievement
Experience of identifying, providing, monitoring and evaluating teaching strategies for pupils with known barriers to learning
Experience of setting targets and monitoring and evaluating and recording progress
Can evidence high standard of teaching skills and classroom practice
Awareness of the statutory requirements of the Code of Practice
Make consistent judgements based on careful analysis of available evidence
Experience of leadership and management and teaching other teachers
Exam concessions application process (access arrangements/Form 8)
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Terms and conditions
Days and Hours:
Term time, 39 weeks:
Mon, Wed, Thurs, 8.30 to 16.30
Tues - 8.30 - 17.00
Friday - 8.30 to 16.00
Nine additional training days to be worked during school holidays, and 1 day equivalent for parents' evenings etc. Times are 8:30 to 16:30.
There are a number of paid breaks throughout the day, totally one hour. Breaks are paid.
You will work across both sites in Romford and Basildon.
For calculation purposes, you will accrue 20 days (160 hours) leave per annum, plus any bank holidays that fall in school term time (statutory leave). Leave is effectively taken in school holidays
(with the exception of bank holidays falling in term time) and will only be granted in school term time in exceptional circumstances.
PAYE - (M45) £37,062 to (M68) £46,854 p/a
Essential Car User Allowance - up to £3,600 p/a
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