Deputy SENCo and Teacher of English

Amery Hill School, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2BZ

This job expired on 16 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    28 April 2022

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MPS/UPS + TLR 2a (£2,873)

Deputy SENCo and Teacher of English job summary

We are seeking to appoint a passionate and motivated Deputy SENCo and Teacher of English, who is committed to promoting the progress and achievement of SEND students throughout our school. This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented, student-centred, ambitious, and professional teacher to work in our Student Hub team in planning and delivering our curriculum and intervention programmes for students requiring SEN support at differing levels. You will also become a member of a vibrant and well-established English team that aims to develop a love of English that reaches far beyond the preparation for exams. The successful candidate will also gain experience of the SENCo role by working alongside our existing SENCo in our highly successful SEN department as well as working with the dynamic English department. Candidates are not required to hold their SENCo qualification in order to apply for this post but should have, for their complementary roles as both Deputy SENCo and Teacher of English, a passion for creative, ambitious and inclusive Teaching and Learning and dedication to improving literacy for SEND students of differing needs across the school.

You should:
• have high expectations, drive and ambition for SEND and vulnerable students so they may thrive personally and academically
• be able to inspire staff within our SEND department and colleagues across the school with your commitment to inclusive teaching and learning and in maximising the potential of all our students
• be able to work with the SENCo to develop learning and teaching across the curriculum though the provision of specialist advice and support for teaching staff
• be able to assist in the curriculum planning and delivery of SEND provision across the school including intervention programmes with a particular focus on reading, writing and communication
• be an experienced Teacher of English with a passion for inclusive and innovative practice and experience of teaching KS3 and KS4
• aspire to become a qualified SENCo in the future
• be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, a high degree of emotional intelligence and the ability to work effectively as part of team
• have a track record of using self-evaluation and performance data to identify and implement effective improvement

In return for your commitment we can offer:
• A school and a senior leadership team that will allow you to be inspirational, proactive, and play an active part in our school improvement
• A supportive and reflective department
• Tailored CPD with a strong commitment on developing individual career paths
• A stimulating, attractive and welcoming learning environment
• An approach which supports and stimulates professional growth

Amery Hill School - Education for life

‘Pupils are proud to attend Amery Hill. Leaders are ambitious for pupils.'
(OFSTED Feb. 2022)

Our Vision

Amery Hill School is a welcoming and supportive learning community where all students are encouraged to become independent, creative, active and resilient learners with the empathy to respond responsibly and morally to the challenges of this ever-changing world.

Delivering our vision, for every child, every day

We aim for academic excellence and achievement for all of our students. We inspire and develop a genuine love of learning through the dedication of our staff in creating an ambitious educational environment that is exciting and accessible to all. This is supported by a wide range of extra-curricular activities and enrichment opportunities for students to explore and deepen their own interests. When our students leave Amery Hill they are excited about the opportunities for further learning, direct their own educational journey and embrace life’s lessons with resilience and creativity.

We treat our students as individuals. We work hard to identify and enhance each student’s strengths, focussing attention on personal development so that their time at Amery Hill is not just about a journey to academic success but also one of self-understanding. Our aim is that on leaving Amery Hill our students can think, learn and cope independently so that they have the confidence to seize life’s opportunities and make a real contribution to the communities where they live and work.

We create a culture that is happy, safe and supportive, to enable our students to be both confident in expressing their own individuality whilst also having the capacity to respect, foster and embrace new ideas and principles: to be willing to accept feelings, habits and beliefs that are different from their own.

For further information visit our Website at http://www.ameryhill.hants.sch.uk/. Applications should be addressed to Mr Stephen Mann, Headteacher and may be emailed to recruitment@ameryhill.school

A completed application form is required of all candidates as part of the application process. A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is not required and will, therefore, not be considered within the short listing process.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

We are committed to safeguarding, follow a strict recruitment process and carry out enhanced DBS checks.

Additional allowances

TLR 2a

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About Amery Hill School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
960 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01420 84545

Academy, ages 11-16

Arranging a visit to Amery Hill School

If you wish to visit our school, or would like to discuss this vacancy further, please contact us on 01420 84545 or by emailing recruitment@ameryhill.school and we will be happy to help in any way we can.

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