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SENCo and DSL, including Attendance Management (non-teaching)

Wheatcroft Community Primary School, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Job details

Job role Teacher, Leadership
Subject Primary
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary Up to MPS 6

Job summary

Wheatcroft Community Primary Scarborough
SENCo and DSL, including Attendance Management (non-teaching)
Part time (0.56 FTE)
January 2021 start
Up to MPS6 (plus TLR 2A)

‘Staff morale is high. Staff are treated with respect and provided with high quality training and development’ Ofsted 2018

Are you an aspiring senior leader or a teacher looking for continued development?

With our ‘Learn and Care’ ethos, a community that supports us and helps us keep going no matter what - coupled with high expectations, we believe we have something really special – all we need is you.
Here at Wheatcroft Community Primary we share a special and unique learning community with friendly and welcoming children, staff and governors, and we are proud to serve the town of Scarborough.

Our learning environment, with spacious accommodation, enables us to offer a tailored curriculum to our children, is second to none and we are excited to share and further develop our excellent provision for our staff and children.
We know the CPD we offer develops our teachers as professionals – with many going onto promotion as leaders across the coast.

Our opportunity

Following the external promotion to Deputy Headteacher we are looking to appoint a teaching colleague to become our new SENCo and DSL. The role will also include attendance management. This is a non-teaching post, although occasionally some class cover may be required.

Wheatcroft has a deserved reputation locally for the support we provide to our children, who either have an EHCP or who require access to our inclusive ethos.

You will already be an excellent classroom practitioner within your phase and ideally have experience within SEN and inclusion within your current role and phases. With tailored support from our Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher we will further develop you and give you the skills, encouragement and experience within the profession to continue to learn and care.
Our SEN provision is one of the strengths of our school and all the tools and support is in place for you to continue to develop our provision.
We actively welcome interest from colleagues who already hold the National SENCO Award as well as from teachers (from any specialism) who have a keen interest in developing their career in SEN and inclusion.

Our ideal candidate will:

• Be fully committed to our school and our ethos
• Have an excellent understanding of SEN Code of Practice and procedures
• Be a skilled and experienced teacher with exemplary classroom practice, and the skills to be able to coach and develop this within others
• Have a strong track record in making an impact on pupils’ progress
• Have excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills
• Be able to lead, motivate and inspire others to achieve excellence
• Be able to strategically lead and develop SEN across the school
• Be innovative and have a passion for high quality education for all

We can offer you:
• A warm, happy school where we value our Community ethos and have a philosophy of treating each other with kindness and respect
• Happy, enthusiastic and well behaved children
• A school with unique and inspiring learning environments
• An opportunity to work with an experienced and committed team and take a leading role in a school determined to reach the highest standards

We are proud to work alongside our fellow primary and secondary communities and we believe we have a unique opportunity for colleagues to grow, develop and thrive in their career as part of our coastal community. For more information on our Coastal Offer and how you can make a difference by teaching on the Yorkshire Coast please visit www.teachyc.co.uk

Join us and build a wonderful career in a school you are passionate about.
We would love you to get in touch so that we can share with you why we are so proud of our school, and you will get a chance to see what we have to offer. Please contact James on the details below.

The date of commencement for this post will be ideally January 2021. We can consider a later start for the right candidate.
Closing date: Friday 23rd October at 9am.

Shortlisting will take place on the 23rd October in the afternoon.
Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 26th October.

We want to reassure applicants that effective measures will be implemented to ensure their health and wellbeing and in most cases we will use either a virtual, or staggered in school, recruitment process.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

For an informal conversation about the role, to arrange a visit and for an application pack please contact James Annetts at Resourcing Solutions (North Yorkshire County Council) at james.annetts@northyorks.gov.uk or call 01609 534939 / 07966261249

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

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School overview

School type Local authority maintained school
Education phase Primary
School size 207 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Wheatcroft Community Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email james.annetts@northyorks.gov.uk
Contact phone number 07966 261249

About Wheatcroft Community Primary School

Wheatcroft Community Primary School was opened in 1968.

There are seven classes in total including four Key Stage 2 (Junior) classes, two Key Stage 1 (Infant) classes and a Foundation class. Class organisation is one class per year group eg Class 1 is Year 1, Class 2 is Year 2 etc. The main school building has six classrooms, a school library, offices, an IT suite and a large hall which is used for PE, Music, School Assemblies and lunch. One classroom is in one of our two mobile units next to the main building. The other mobile unit is used by staff to run intervention programmes with small groups of children during the day. The Bungalow adjacent to school is used for our before and after school club Wheaties as well as having a dedicated Speech and Language room and Special Needs office. An extension was built to enable us to open a brand new school library in December 2019 which is also open to families after school.

The school grounds are extensive and comprise a Key Stage 1 playground, a Key Stage 2 playground and two large playing fields at the back of the school. The Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 adventure trails were installed in April 2014. New outdoor gym equipment was installed in 2018 thanks to Tesco contributing £2000 towards costs. We also have the Jubilee Garden which was renovated for the school's Golden Jubilee in 2018 and is a peaceful area for pupils to sit and relax.
We run lots of extra curricular activities before and after school including different sports and music clubs. See our School Clubs page for what's on offer!
In addition, we run a very successful before and after school club called Wheaties run by Wheatcroft staff from 8am -8.45am every morning and from 3.10pm-5.30pm every night in school.

Arranging a visit to Wheatcroft Community Primary School

For an informal conversation about the role, to arrange a visit and for an application pack please contact James Annetts at Resourcing Solutions (North Yorkshire County Council) at james.annetts@northyorks.gov.uk or call 01609 534939 / 07966261249

School location

Holbeck Hill, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3BW

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