Do you want the chance to actively contribute to the process of shaping England’s largest primary academy trust?
Do you want to be part of a leadership team which is passionate about making a difference to the lives of children?
Do you have the passion and motivation to inspire others, and the ability to lead change and deliver excellence?
Do you have specific skills in SEND?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to all of the above, then REAch2 might just have the perfect post for you!
We are seeking to appoint two exceptional individuals asRegional SENDCo, to help raise the quality of education, provisions, attainment and opportunities for children across REAch2 and to support the implementation and embedding of our REAch2 SEND Strategy. With a national reach and over 60 primary schools divided into two regions, the Regional SENDCo will report directly into REAch2’s Head of SEND and work with individual schools, clusters, school leaders and the wider education team.
This is an exciting new role for someone who is passionate about developing Special Educational Needs provision and supporting the Trust. To be successful in this role you will have:
- Experience in the analysis of performance data for the purposes of target setting and evaluation.
- Experience of having led, or made a significant contribution to, the success of a school, through its leadership, pupil outcomes and ethos.
- Experience of supporting staff to optimise attainment and progress of pupils, especially those with SEND.
- Extensive experience of successfully and effectively working with children with a wide range of significant barriers to learning.
We offer a flexible work location for this role, paid travel, very competitive salary plus membership of the generous Teachers Pension Scheme, A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.
REAch2 is working towards improving the diversity of the governance and leadership of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to leading our Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.
One of the main areas of focus initially will be the targeting of those schools with the highest number of outstanding EHCP assessments and supporting with collating paperwork and chasing outstanding evidence. Therefore, it would be desirable that the successful individuals have extensive experience of the graduated response and needs assessment processes.
This is a home-based position that will involve travel to schools in your assigned clusters on a regular basis. The cluster grouping is as follows:
Regional SENDCo One
Cluster 1 – Cannock, Staffordshire, Telford and Wolverhampton
Cluster 2 – Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire and Lichfield
Cluster 3 – Rugby, Atherstone, Birmingham and Nuneaton
Cluster 4 – Letchworth Garden City, Hitchin, Harlow and Aylesbury
Cluster 9 – Reading (Dark Blue)
Regional SENDCo Two
Cluster 5 – Lowestoft and Beccles
Cluster 6 – Essex, Clacton on Sea, Colchester and Ipswich
Cluster 7 – Croydon and West Sussex
Cluster 8 – Kent, Gravesend, Bexley Heath, Purfleet and Deptford
Cluster 10 – London – Waltham Forest, Chigwell, Dagenham, Leyton and Romford
At REAch2 we recognise that those who work in an academy are in a unique position in their care of children. The responsibility for all staff to safeguard pupils and promote their welfare, as stated in Section 175 of the Education Act (2002) is one that is central to our ethos, our policies and our actions. All children are deserving of the highest levels of care and safeguarding, regardless of their individual characteristics or circumstances, and we are committed to applying our policies to ensure effective levels of safeguarding and care are afforded to all our pupils.
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