Deputy SENCO

Harris Academy Rainham, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9XD

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    17 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

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MPS/UPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR 2

Deputy SENCO job summary

Harris Academy Rainham is seeking to appoint an exceptional, experienced qualified teacher as Deputy SENCO.

Main Areas of Responsibility
The purpose of your role will be to 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.
Supporting 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.
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will have:

Undergraduate degree 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

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.

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About Harris Academy Rainham

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
917 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01708 552811

Harris Academy Rainham is a very popular and oversubscribed 11-16 academy which is part of the Harris Federation. We joined the Federation in September 2016 and there are exciting times ahead. We are due to open a Sixth Form for 400 students in September 2023 and are looking for ambitious and dedicated staff who wish to be a part of our Academy.

At Harris Academy Rainham we have a dedicated group of staff who are deeply committed to serve our community. We have built a school on our core values of Belong, believe, Become. These values are at the heart of our school and all that we do.

What makes us different:

Our values are at the centre of our school and aren’t simply a slogan on a website.
We have a firm but fair approach to behaviour. This is built on the use of consistent routines and teaching our students how to behave.
We deliver a knowledge rich curriculum that is developed by our staff to meet the needs of our students. The knowledge we teach takes our students beyond their everyday experiences and enables them to see the world differently.
Our leaders are role models, they lead by example, admit mistakes, welcome opinions and love honest conversations.
We are a staff united against educational disadvantage with a fierce determination to show our students the world beyond Havering.
What we can do for you:

Great career progression both within our Academy and the Federation.
Excellent professional development opportunities. As a Leading edge school we have been recognised as being at the forefront of educational thinking and research is central to all we do.
Meaningful measures to manage workload – no graded observations, early finish on a Friday, no onerous marking requirements but sensible feedback policies.
Bespoke support and line management from excellent leaders across the school.
Opportunities for fantastic professional growth as the school develops a sixth from.
A school where subjects are ‘front and centre’ of all we do. The subject determines our pedagogy.

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