Inclusion Lead (SENDCo) with class teacher responsibilities

Chigwell Primary Academy, Chigwell

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Job Ref No. ECC2125-93S Position Type: SENCO Pay Range: MPS3 -UPS plus TLR2a
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 19/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Week commencing 22nd April 2024  

Job Description

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This role is for an Inclusion Leader with class teacher responsibility to join our Senior Leadership Team. Preferably, we are after someone with a SEND and inclusions background however, will consider candidates with a passion and working knowledge of these areas even if you don't have the necessary qualifications yet. For us, it is important that you are a 'champion' for pupils with SEND, combining excellent classroom practice with a thorough understanding of inclusive and pastoral support. You will model this yourself as well as training staff to improve their knowledge, understanding and practice.


We are looking for an exceptional teacher who can help us build of the strong foundations that are already in place.
Ofsted October 2023: The school provides useful and precise information on how best to support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). This helps staff to use well-chosen resources within lessons. For example, the use of technology and visual prompts helps pupils with SEND to access the same curriculum as their peers.


Learning and teaching will be your passion in action, with a genuine desire for all children to achieve of their best as learners and people with your support. You will be a reflective practitioner willing and able to evolve our learning and teaching practice to meet the needs of our growing and ever-changing community of children. We will ensure that we enable excellence for all in our school.


Do you:
• believe passionately that all children should be enabled to reach their full potential?
• have a passion for the high-quality teaching of a well-planned and carefully sequenced curriculum?
• motivate and inspire through creative and innovative teaching?
• want to work for a leadership team who put well-being first and ensure that staff have a work-life balance?
• want to work for one of the most progressive academy trusts in the UK?
If you have a genuine commitment to improving the life chances of children then we would like to hear from YOU!

We can offer you:
The opportunity to be a member of a highly effective Senior Leadership Team.
The opportunity to continue to build our exceptional learning and teaching and personal development offer for our children;
The opportunity to help continue to build and develop our team and to accentuate the ethos and culture of our school;
The opportunity to make a difference to children's lives;
The chance for your skills to flourish and develop with practical support and encouragement;
High quality training and development through one of the country's leading Multi-Academy Trusts;
The opportunity to work with children from diverse ethnicities and cultures;
An inclusive ethos where every child is valued and supported to achieve their potential;
A future career flightpath within REAch2 Academy Trust;
Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors

Information about the School

Chigwell Primary Academy is part of the REAch2 Academy Trust school is situated in the historic village of Chigwell in Essex and benefits greatly from its semi-rural location.

At Chigwell Primary Academy we believe that all members of the school community must treat each other with respect, develop an understanding of our responsibilities and develop resilience so that we can all be active learners and reach our full potential.

At Chigwell Primary Academy we achieve this by behaving in a positive way and encouraging others, developing an ethos where all members feel safe, secure and have the highest expectations.

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website Chigwell Primary Academy

As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Chigwell Primary Academy is committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike. Chigwell Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.

What did Ofsted say? (October 2023) Chigwell Primary Academy remains a good school.

Pupils enjoy coming to this school. They are proud to show their values of ‘respect, responsibility and resilience’. The school playground is a happy place.

Pupils look after each other. Older pupils look forward to, and enjoy, helping the younger pupils through their roles as play leaders.

Pupils behave well and work hard during their lessons.

The school and the trust have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. Pupils strive to reach these high expectations.

Pupils are very respectful of differences. They understand the importance of treating others with respect. They enjoy learning about the diversity of cultures across the world. Pupils especially like learning about the different world religions.

The school has designed a curriculum that is ambitious for all pupils.

The school provides useful and precise information on how best to support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

The wider development of pupils is a priority for both the school and the trust. Enriching the curriculum is important to leaders at all levels. There are many opportunities for pupils to develop their talents and interests.

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Paula Ales
Mandir Lane, Chigwell
Essex, IG7 6ED
Telephone: 020 85002666
Email: mainoffice@chigwellprimaryacademy.co.uk

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