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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    25 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership Scale (Outer London)

Additional allowances

+ Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an experienced SENCO, with at least two years' experience in a SEN leadership role. The successful candidate will be expected to model and advise on outstanding classroom practice particularly in terms of Quality First Teaching. An additional specialist qualification would be an advantage.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • QTS (or equivalent) and a good undergraduate degree
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development relevant to the SENCO role or willingness to undertake this training.
  • Knowledge and understanding of national priorities, current curriculum development and an ability to design and implement an innovate curriculum based on students' needs
  • A thorough understanding of quality assurance techniques
  • An appreciation of student motivation
  • An understanding of how professional development contributes to the raising of quality
  • SEN experience in a secondary school
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience
  • Evidence of pastoral experience
  • Experience of working with key stakeholders such as parents, governors, employers etc

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.


What the school offers its staff

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a mixed Academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, with a large sixth form of nearly 400 students. The Academy has three consecutive Outstanding judgments by Ofsted, with the most recent inspection in 2014 finding the Academy to be Outstanding in every aspect. We are a consistently high performing school. Our motto, ‘All Can Achieve' encapsulates our vision that all members of the Academy community are supported and encouraged to achieve their absolute potential. We believe that a well-supported and valued staff body is the key to our success.

We are the ‘Teaching School Hub' for Croydon and Sutton and we are able to offer all teachers an extensive programme of first class professional development. Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is part of the Harris Federation and this enables us to offer you a comprehensive induction programme and training and development opportunities to support your career development including Masters and other qualifications.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

The purpose of your role will be:

  • To ensure that Academy practice is compliant with the SEND Code of Practice (2014) and other relevant statutory requirements
  • To work with the Academy Leadership team ensuring an ethos of Inclusion within the Academy and a culture of high aspirations for students with SEND
  • To work with the Academy Leadership team ensuring the implementation of the Academy SEND Policy
  • To ensure that the provision of SEND support is in accordance with the aims of the Academy and curricular policies
  • To be responsible for maintaining an accurate and up-to-date Academy SEND Profile
  • To be responsible for the accurate identification of SEND need across the Academy, ensuring a rigorous and thorough assessment process
  • To be a role model with regard to Quality First Teaching and differentiation within your own teaching practice
  • To be responsible for the embedding of Quality First Teaching across the Academy
  • To be responsible for the Academy SEND Offer, ensuring high quality targeted interventions enabling students with SEND to make better progress
  • In consultation with the Academy Leadership Team, to provide a programme of professional development with regard to SEND, that ensures all staff have the knowledge, skills and understanding to plan teaching and learning effectively and enable students with SEND to make expected progress
  • To be responsible for tracking the progress of students with SEND, using a wide range of Academy data relating to progress, attainment, referrals, exclusions, detentions and attendance to identify barriers to learning
  • To deploy staff and resources according to the needs of SEND students
  • To write a termly report to the Governing body on progress and developments


Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1271 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0208 771 2261

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a pioneering academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, and celebrated its 25th anniversary last academic year. The founding academy of the Harris Federation, it has three consecutive outstanding judgments by Ofsted, most recently finding the academy to be outstanding in every aspect in 2014. It is one of the most oversubscribed comprehensive schools in the country and in the top 5% for performance. Come and see us in action: visits to Harris City Academy Crystal Palace are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 771 2261 or info@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

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