Associate SENCO/LP Designate for SEND

Harris Academy Sutton, Sutton, SM2 5RD

11 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    14 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPS/UPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR

Associate SENCO/LP Designate for SEND job summary

Inspire, transform, teach! We are currently looking to appoint a dedicated and inspiring Associate SENCO/LP Designate for SEND.

At Harris Academy Sutton , you will join a dedicated team of teachers and staff supporting our vibrant students. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow, inspire and develop, this may be the role for you.

Main Areas of Responsibility
The purpose of your role will be:

To support the SENDCo in:
Ensuring that Academy practice is compliant with the SEND Code of Practice (2014) and other relevant statutory requirements.
Working to ensure an ethos of Inclusion within the Academy and a culture of high
aspirations for students with SEND.
Working to ensure the implementation of the Academy SEND Policy.
Working to maintain the Academy’s SEND Profile, ensuring that it is always up-to-date and is an accurate picture of student SEND need across the Academy.
Supporting the accurate identification of SEND need across the Academy, ensuring a rigorous and thorough assessment process.
To be a role model with regard to Quality First Teaching and differentiation within your own teaching practice.
To be responsible for the embedding of Quality First Teaching across the Academy.
In consultation with the SENCO and the Director of Curriculum and Pedagogy, to provide a programme of professional development with regard to SEND, that ensures all staff have the knowledge, skills and understanding to plan teaching and learning effectively and enable students with SEND to make expected progress.
To support the tracking the progress of students with SEND, using a wide range of Academy data relating to progress, attainment, referrals, exclusions, detentions and attendance to identify barriers to learning.
To deploy staff and resources according to the needs of SEND students
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will:

Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
Have successful teaching experience at secondary level (can be teaching practice)
Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning
Show knowledge of National curriculum requirements at KS3, KS4, and KS5
Have at least three years’ teaching experience
Have experience of delivering high quality INSET to teaching staff within subject area
Have proven success in raising achievement as a subject leader or classroom practitioner
Have successful experience of processes of monitoring, evaluation and review that provide performance data that can be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning
Show a good level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement, including the use of interactive white boards
Have recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development
Have ideas of how Language, Literacy and Numeracy can be used across the curriculum to raise standards
Have experience of embedding innovative strategies for improving teaching
and learning
Have experience of managing and implementing change successfully
Have experience of using coaching as a model for ensuring on going
professional development

Safeguarding Notice
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Applying for the job

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

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About Harris Academy Sutton

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
648 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
0203 962 4500

We are a new Academy moving into our first year of GCSE studies situated in the centre of Sutton on the site of the London Cancer Hub. We are settling in to our £40 million state-of-the-art Passivhaus building and are looking for a committed and passionate subject specialist to join our growing community and support our students as they look to progress into an ever-more competitive workplace. As much as the experience that candidates may bring to the role it is the attitude, character and ability to read the context of our growing Academy that will set the best apart.

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