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  • Start date details

    Negotiable

  • Closing date

    2 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

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Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance + SEN Allowance

Additional allowances

Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you an experienced and dedicated teacher looking to make a real difference in the lives of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)? We are looking for a SENCO to join us at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich to lead and coordinate the support for a diverse group of students, helping them to reach their full potential and achieve their aspirations.

We're ideally looking for someone who can start by Easter, but can agree a start date up to September if needed.

You will be working alongside our current SENCO for two days per week. They have extensive experience in the role, so if you are newer to being a SENCO, they can provide you with coaching, mentoring and support to help you to develop your skills and confidence in the job.

If you are passionate about supporting the education and development of students with SEND, and you have the skills and experience to implement policies and inclusion best practice that will make an impact, we encourage you to apply and we look forward to hearing from you.

Qualifications

  • University graduate (Good Honours degree)
  • Postgraduate teaching qualification
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development relevant to the SENCO role or willingness to undertake this training.

Knowledge and Understanding of the Curriculum

  • 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

Experience

  • 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


What the school offers its staff

Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich opened in September 2009 and is part of the Outstanding Harris Federation. Our vision is clear: nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. Every problem has a solution. We believe we are more robust, resilient and determined as a team than as a group of individuals. We support, challenge and hold each other to account at all levels within the academy to ensure that our students achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our academy.

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.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.In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, electric car scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

Job Purpose

  • 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 aims and policies.
  • To be responsible for maintaining the Academy's SEND Profile, ensuring that it is always up-to-date and is an accurate picture of student SEND need across the Academy.
  • To be responsible for the accurate identification of SEND need across the Academy.
  • To be responsible for the Academy SEND Offer.
  • In consultation with the Academy Leadership Team, to provide a programme of professional development with regard to SEND.
  • To be responsible for tracking the progress of students with SEND, using a wide range of Academy data.
  • 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.

Operational/Strategic Planning

  • To ensure that strategies on Student SEN Profiles are integral to teaching and learning across the Academy.
  • To monitor, evaluate and review the quality of teaching and learning across the Academy, with regard to SEND students
  • To ensure that Quality First Teaching is embedded in teaching and learning.
  • To work with Faculty Directors to monitor the academic progress of students with SEND within the Academy.
  • To work with Heads of Department, Coordinators and Faculty Directors to ensure efficient and effective use of Teaching Assistant support.
  • To ensure that the SEND Development plan has clear aims and objectives, enabling progression within all areas of SEND Policy and provision.

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 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.Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

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About Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
861 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0208 299 5300

Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich opened in September 2009 and is judged Outstanding by Ofsted. Our vision is clear: nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. Every problem has a solution. We believe we are more robust, resilient and determined as a team than as a group of individuals. We support, challenge and hold each other to account at all levels within the academy to ensure that our students achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our academy. The academy’s specialisms are Enterprise and Sport with a ‘can-do’ ethos of always improving upon your personal best. We have now reached our full capacity of 750 students across Years 7 to 11 and we work in partnership with Harris Federation Post 16. In 2017, we achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.73, which places us in the top 6% of schools nationally.

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