||Minimum £25,714 to maximum £41,604 (pro-rata)
We are seeking to appoint a well-informed, well organised SENCo with good leadership and communication skills to lead a talented team within a supportive context.
This is to replace our current SENCo, who is leaving us for a promoted post. The post is available from Easter 2021 (or earlier for a candidate who is available).
We are an inclusive school and the Learning Support Department is very important to us. Special Needs students make good progress and are well supported. The Learning Support Department has a talented team of a part time Deputy SENCo, 13 learning support assistants and a well-qualified specialist teacher and is well supported by the Assistant Headteacher responsible for Inclusion. There is an Administrative Assistant who supports the SENCo and Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion).
The school has invested in being inclusive in areas beyond the Learning Support Team, and has 5 learning mentors, an Attendance Officer (currently a job-share) and 3 behaviour managers. We have good relationships with a wide range of external agencies for students with additional needs such as behaviour consultants, a Speech and Language Therapist, a School Counsellor and an Educational Psychologist. The calm, purposeful, happy atmosphere of the school makes this a positive and supportive place to be a SENCo.
We seek to appoint a talented teacher who is qualified to identify and enable appropriate support for those with Special Needs across all the Key Stages and manage the Learning Support team. A TLR 1a allowance would be available for an exceptional teacher who is able to take a lead on whole school development with regard to students with learning difficulties and has a proven track record in the delivery of relevant staff training and support.
TLR 2c - £6,829 or TLR 1a - £8,291
Applying for the job
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About St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School
St Mary Redcliffe and Temple is a successful and heavily oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational, Church of England, comprehensive school of over 1700 students, serving families from the whole of greater Bristol and beyond. We are located at the heart of the city and have a diverse student community with considerable parental support. 52% of students in the main school are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and 21% of students have been recorded as being entitled to Pupil Premium funding. We educate relatively high numbers of Children in Care. Our diversity is a strength and something we celebrate. The Redcliffe Sixth Form Centre currently houses over 600 students taken from our own school and from many other schools across the City.
The School is proud of its academic record and 80% of GCSE grades were at grade 4 (equivalent to a C) or above. 85% of students achieved 5 or more grade 4s or above. 41% of students achieved 3 or more grade 7s or above (equivalent to an A). Sixth form results are high with a 98% pass rate and 75% at grade C or above. 24% got A* and A grades. Most sixth form students continue on to Higher Education, including 8 taking up Oxbridge places.
The School was judged in January 2012 and again in April 2015 to be outstanding by Ofsted in each and every category. Ofsted judged Leadership and Management, Behaviour and Safety of Pupils, Quality of Teaching, Achievement of Pupils, and Sixth Form Provision, all as Outstanding. We were judged outstanding in three church school (SIAMS) inspections (2007, 2012 and March 2017).
Ofsted remarked that “Church school status makes an important and distinctive contribution to the school’s exceptionally positive values and beliefs. Leaders and the highly effective governing body ensure that students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are given the highest possible priority.” “The promotion of students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is extremely impressive and contributes enormously to the welcoming ethos of the school. Equality of opportunity is vigorously promoted; discrimination in any form is not tolerated. Students are highly reflective about matters of faith and personal responsibility; their social awareness is remarkably perceptive.”
Arranging a visit to St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School
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Interviews are likely to be via Zoom
Somerset Square, Bristol, BS1 6RT