We are seeking an experienced teacher and leader to support pupils with Special Educational Needs to excel. The successful candidate will be an inspirational teacher with experience of supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs and a deep understanding of a range of needs. They will share the school’s vision and the belief that all pupils can achieve at high levels. This is a middle leader role in the school with substantial responsibility and the opportunity to have broad impact on the running of the school.
Strategic Planning / Operational
To assist the Secondary Head Teacher, Principal and the Governing Body in the management and development of the School, in line with the School’s vision and the School’s development plan
Set the vision and direction for SEND provision in Secondary and oversee the day–to-day operation of the school’s SEND policy;
To organise, manage and lead a team of SEND Support Assistants, to ensure that all students have access to the curriculum and are empowered to make progress;
To be accountable for the overview of provision mapping for SEND pupils, ensuring that students learning needs are met;
Be able to monitor the effectiveness of SEND provision across the school with confidence and co-ordinate a multi-agency approach;
Monitor the progress and attainment of SEND pupils, identifying where pupils need additional support and designing that support alongside teachers;
Support the Secondary Headteacher to on-board in-coming Year 7 pupils, including undertaking Primary School visits and appropriate home visits;
Provide regular information to the Headteacher and Governing Body on the evaluation of the effectiveness of provision for students with SEND, to inform decision making and policy review;
To establish an effective partnership with parents / carers and external agencies to meet the needs of SEND pupils;
Liaise with staff, parents, external agencies and other schools to co-ordinate their contribution, provide maximum support and ensure continuity of provision; and
Support all staff to understand the needs of SEND pupils and ensure staff are able to meet those needs in their classrooms and in small group and 1:1 support.
To identify and assess students who may have SEND, ensuring that curriculum provisions meet their needs;
To devise learning and behaviour strategies and programmes including IEPs and PSPs which span the curriculum, in response to individual student needs;
To lead on the assessment of the learning needs of SEND pupils at risk of underachieving and provide pathways to develop pupils through intervention and staff development; To develop strategies ensuring that SEND pupils make outstanding progress; Monitor teaching and learning activities to meet the needs of students with SEND;
To review students with statements of SEND / Education Health Plans and IEPS, as required.
Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Academy Leadership Team; and
Align and uphold the Academy vision, standards of behavior, discipline and exclusion policy;
Deal effectively and sensitively with child protection issues.
Undertake the main professional duties of a teacher.
Essential educational requirements
Qualified to degree level and above;
Qualified to teach and work in the UK.
Qualified to teach and work in the UK.
Essential skills and experience
Experience of working with young people; and
Evidence of continually improving the outcomes of pupils.
Ideal candidates will:
Be seeking to move into leadership position;
Have a desire to work in a pioneering environment;
Want to learn and grow with excellent support;
Believe that all pupils are capable of academic success;
Want to challenge themselves every day;
Be keen to get involved in the wider life of the school;
Appreciate being highly valued for their hard work.
The school offers a range of unique benefits, including exceptional CPD, a range of growth opportunities and innovative benefits, including the opportunity to take term time holiday. It offers an opportunity to serve a high-need community and work alongside a supportive team who share a deep commitment to the school’s vision.
About Reach Academy Feltham
- 53-55 High Street, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 4AB
- All Through
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