Deputy SENCO

Harris Academy Wimbledon, London, SW19 2JY

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    3 February 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 January 2022

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MPS (Inner London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR

Deputy SENCO job summary

We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic qualified teacher to join Harris Academy Wimbledon as Deputy SENCO, leading this brand new academy towards excellence. You will have excellent opportunities to engage in wider Harris Federation academy improvement and professional development activities.

Main Areas of Responsibility
The purpose of your role will be to support the SENCo 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
In consultation with the SENCO and the Vice Principal Academic, 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
To lead on access arrangements for external examinations
Qualifications & Experience
The Deputy SENCO will be a well-qualified specialist, holding QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, you will have the ability to teach from KS3 to KS5. The successful candidate will have:

A degree in a relevant subject and DfE recognised Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent qualifications)
Successful teaching experience at secondary level
Understanding of theory and practice of effective teaching and learning
Knowledge of National curriculum requirements at KS3, KS4, and KS5.
A minimum of three years’ teaching experience
Experience of delivering high quality INSET to teaching staff within subject area
Proven success in raising achievement as a subject leader or classroom practitioner
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
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
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
Experience of managing and implementing change successfully
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.

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About Harris Academy Wimbledon

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
501 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
020 3962 4300

Harris Academy Wimbledon opened in September 2018. We are a brand new, co-educational 11-18 school for the High Path area. We currently have 700 students in years 7, 8, 9 & 10 and will build year by year with an intake of 180 pupils in each year group. Harris Academy Wimbledon promotes high levels of academic achievement across the curriculum, encourages participation in extra-curricular opportunities and empowers students to make decisions wisely. The curriculum is rich, diverse and personalised ensuring every student achieves his or her true potential. Academic success goes hand-in-hand with a rich variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities; these activities help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning. Professional learning is at the heart of academy supporting all staff in their development. The academy has a growth mindset approach where industry and commitment are seen as cultural virtues. Development of resilience, self-esteem, managing risks/consequences and the ability to work effectively together all form a key part of the pastoral provision.

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