Teacher, SEN specialist
MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance
Inspire the young people at Harris Academy Orpington. We are looking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and enthusiastic qualified SEN Teacher who has a depth of understanding in SEN, particularly literacy and language development.
We are striving for excellence in attitude, ambition and achievement. We are transforming an academy and community as we work towards outstanding performance in all areas. The main purpose of your role will be:
To devise and deliver appropriate literacy and language programmes to a range of students with identified special educational needs and/or literacy difficulties
To closely and regularly review and report on progress of students attending taught literacy and language interventions
Under the direction of the SENCO, to support with the assessment and identification of students for Catch up and SEN literacy and language interventions
Under the direction of the SENCO, to support with the application of access arrangements
To contribute to the identification and review of strategies and advice for teaching and support staff included on pupil learning passports (PLPs) and the SEN profile
To work collaboratively with mainstream colleagues to ensure that they are including Quality First Teaching Strategies and other relevant strategies from PLPs for literacy and language within teaching and learning
To provide some in-class support, as agreed with the SENCO
This position would suit someone aspiring to be a Lead Practitioner for SEN interventions.
We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You will be part of a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression; whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.
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.
We are seeking a committed professional who has a real passion for subject with vibrant enthusiasm to work with our brilliant students. You will receive the excellent support of an internal academy CPD programme but also externally across the Federation. You will join a very positive, willing and committed team who will challenge and support you.
You must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree to be considered for this role. Experience of teaching SEN interventions, especially SEN literacy interventions, and a postgraduate qualification in Dyslexia, speech and language or literacy are essential.
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
Being a part of the Harris Federation
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.
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.
Diversity and Equality
We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.
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 further information.
Applying for the job
Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.
Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.More on how to apply