Teacher, Special educational needs (SEN) specialist
Grade 5 (Inner London): £22,802.32-£24,490.33 actual salary (based on £26,544-£28,509 FTE)
We are currently looking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our outstanding team
This role is about working with students, staff and other professionals to achieve the best outcomes for our students who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. It will particularly involve working with those students who have more complex needs in relation to SLCN, SPLD and ASD. The focus is on teaching and learning in the classroom as well as leading interventions for students who need more focused support, either 1-1 or in small groups.
As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, in one of our other 49 academies, or in our central team.on in cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students.
What we are looking for
We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. The successful candidate will have:
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification. Being a part of the Harris Federation
- Qualifications to undergraduate degree level or equivalent, and, ideally, Level 3 ELKLAN Award in Knowledge and Practice to support the communication skills of 11-16s
- A secure and up-to-date knowledge of SEND, in particular SLCN, SPLD and ASD.
- Knowledge of the range of support and advice available to parents and students who have SEND
- Ongoing training in relation to safeguarding and the additional vulnerabilities for students with SEND
- At least two years’ experience working and supporting students with SEND; specifically, creating, delivering and evaluating the impact of interventions for SLCN and SPLD.
- Experience of creating successful strategies that engage students, including those who have fallen behind with their literacy or are reluctant to learn
- Experience of working with parents, agencies and professionals who support students with SEND
- Experience of working with students with an EHCP
- Experience of directly supporting students who have more complex SLCN, SPLD and ASD needs.
We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.
Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.
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.
Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values
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.
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In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package. Please visit the Harris careers website for more information.
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Free School, ages 11 to 18
905 pupils enrolled
11 to 18
About Harris Invictus Academy Croydon
Harris Invictus Academy Croydon was opened in September 2014 because of the significant demand in the community for new, high-quality school places. In achieving our aims, we are building on the success of the three other Harris Academies in Croydon. Ofsted calls all three of these schools ‘Outstanding’. They are oversubscribed with around seven applications for every place available.
Academy EthosWe believe that when a school gives its students the confidence to believe they are capable of excellence, this is exactly what they go on to achieve.
Our ethos is grounded in the best traditions of hard work, good manners, smart uniform and academic achievement. We combine these with the best of modern teaching and technology. Class sizes are kept as small as possible and students will find that the atmosphere is disciplined and rigorous but also happy.
At Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, learning does not begin and end at the classroom door. Students regularly participate in after-school enrichment classes, activity days and educational visits. In addition to what they learn in the classroom, these activities help to bring learning alive.
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. We can do it, and we will succeed no matter the circumstances or difficulties we face.
Why work at Harris Invictus Academy Croydon?
- A happy, hard-working and highly ambitious community in which students and staff treat one another with care and respect
- The combination of traditional values of discipline and good-manners with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology
- A central Croydon location, close to transport links and other amenities
- Generous Harris benefits package and excellent opportunities for personal and professional development