- MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR
Deputy/Aspiring SENCO job summaryWe are looking for an outstanding qualified teacher to join us as Aspiring/Deputy SENCO.
The successful candidate will work with the SENCO to:
establish outstanding provision within SEND. The deputy coordinator will have allocated leadership responsibilities within SEND as their primary focus.
oversee a coordinated approach to SEND across the Academy
be accountable for student progress and development in line with allocated responsibilities, for example, interventions and/or a subject focus.
ensure high standards of teaching and learning through continuously, developing and enhancing the quality of SEND support, both inside and outside the classroom.
support subject leaders in ensuring that curriculum for the subject is well planned, logically sequenced and ensures students who have SEND to build up a deliberate body of knowledge and skills over time
ensure that all SEND policies and procedures are implemented and applied consistently by the colleagues that the postholder will line manage
effectively and efficiently manage and deploy support staff, financial and physical resources that fit the SEND remit
ensure that all students who have SEND develop in confidence, independence and readiness for their next steps.
Main Areas of Responsibility
Operational/Strategic Planning for allocated aspects of SEND provision
To lead on rigorous self-evaluation and review of SEND, recording outcomes with evidence in a focused, precise and evaluative manner
To work with the Coordinator to develop an annual subject improvement plan (SIP) which supports the academy improvement plan (AIP).
To lead on advising on the development resources, schemes of work, marking and assessment policies and teaching and learning strategies, that are innovative, will motivate students to learn and raise achievement across allocated students who have SEND
To contribute to the formulation of and subsequently the monitoring evaluation and review of the work of SEND professionals.
Curriculum Provision within the allocated groups/students who have SEND
To ensure the delivery of an appropriate, comprehensive, high quality and cost-effective curriculum that has high subject expectations of achievement for all students.
To lead on targeted areas for development/interventions, reviewing impact regularly in the light of academy and student needs
To be responsible for advising and training subject and SEND support staff on curriculum, teaching and learning
To work with other external professionals on curriculum developments as required
Staff Development: Recruitment/Deployment of Staff
Work with the SENCO to:
build an effective team of motivated teaching and support staff who share the Academy vision of high achievement for all students who have SEND.
induct, guide and support all staff in the subject areas, ensuring training needs are met
ensure staff have continual excellence in their knowledge of and ability to support students who have SEND
performance management allocated staff, in line with the academy performance management policy.
liaise with the coordinator on all matters concerning recruitment and retention of staff, including participation in any interview process to ensure recruitment of high-quality personnel.
assist in the day-to-day management of SEND and to act as a positive role model.
make appropriate arrangements for interventions when staff are absent
participate in the Academy ITT and NQT training and induction programmes.
To ensure that challenging targets for achievement are set, communicated to staff and students and that all colleagues work positively towards reaching them.
To work with the SENCO to monitor and evaluate their work, in line with agreed academy procedures, including a focus on how well students are learning the subject
To be accountable for ensuring rigorous and effective systems of self-evaluation and review are carried out in line with Academy policy. To ensure too that information collected through the process is used to make changes that will impact positively on student achievement.
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will have:
Degree level qualification in relevant subject and DfE recognised Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent qualifications)
At least one year’s teaching experience
Understanding of theory and practice of effective teaching and learning
Thorough knowledge of national curriculum requirements at KS3 and KS4
Successful experience of meeting SEND needs, for example leading on intervention
Suitable level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement, including the use of interactive white boards
Recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development
Ideas of how Language, Literacy and Numeracy can be used across the curriculum to raise standards
Experience of embedding innovative strategies for improving teaching and learning
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.
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.
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.
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About Harris Invictus Academy Croydon
- School type
- Free School, ages 11 to 18
- School size
- 916 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
We believe passionately in our mission statement – ‘We Know, We Can, We Will’. We never settle for less and are driven by achievement and success. To be a committed member of the Harris Invictus community is to aspire to learn and gain knowledge. We are able to apply what we know to the outside world. We can do it and we will succeed no matter the circumstances or difficulties we face.
Learning is a journey, and in partnership with parents, we will be there to support when needed, to celebrate successes and to guide our young people as they become the leaders of tomorrow.
“Education is the passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” Malcolm X