Deputy SENCO Walton High, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Job description

• Improve the quality of teaching and learning to outstanding
• Support colleagues to embed AfL, Building Learning Power and the student centred learning that is at the heart of Walton High’s Learning and Teaching policies. This is to be achieved through modelling best practice, mentoring and coaching
• Monitor, evaluate and be accountable for the quality of teaching and learning
• Be responsible for the learning and achievement of all students in allocated classes, ensuring equality of opportunity for all
• Be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in students’ work and conduct
• Work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with learners, other staff, parents/carers, governors and external agencies in the best interests of students
• Fulfil the professional responsibilities outlined in the current School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and Teachers’ Standards
• Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school
• Treat students with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree
PGCE

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status

Essential skills and experience

Teaching experience across either primary or secondary
Proven track record of raising standards
An ability to engage, enthuse and motivate students and plan differentiated lessons
A good knowledge of the SEN provision and strategies, with a comprehensive grasp of management and whole school issues
Good communication skills with a range of audiences, ability to relate well to head teacher, class teachers, members of management team, governors, pupils, external partners and parents.
Awareness of Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Ability to speak with confidence and accuracy, using accurate sentence structures and vocabulary; to choose the right kind of vocabulary for the situation in hand without a great deal of hesitation.
Ability to listen to stakeholder and understand their needs


About Walton High

Walton High opened in September 1999 with 120 Year 8 students on its Walnut Tree campus. Since then it has grown year-on-year to become one of Milton Keynes' most successful and popular schools. It has been a privilege to be part of the school’s history. From its very beginning the school’s educational ethos has been rooted in the belief that an excellent education ignites a lifelong desire for learning; that it not only provides a young person with the skills and attributes needed to make a living and contribute positively to society, but also enables them to live happy and fulfilled lives. In November 2016 the school entered the next phase of its development with the opening of its Brooklands Campus. By 2022 both campuses will have approximately 1500 students on roll, including Post-16.

Address
Fyfield Barrow, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK7 7WH
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Walton High website (opens in a new window)