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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    24 September 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    10 September 2021

Job details

Job role
SENDCo
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS/UPS

Job summary

  • Whitby Secondary Partnership Federation /Eskdale School, Whitby
    SENCO
    Full time (part time will also be considered)

    MPS/UPS plus TLR 2 £4568

    (£4000 recruitment and retention and relocation reimbursement package of up to £8000 available for the right candidate)

    January 2022 start (or earlier if possible)

    ‘Typical of virtually all lessons are the strong and respectful relationships between staff and pupils. Pupils come to class ready to learn’ Ofsted 2017

    About us

    Eskdale School is a successful, popular and growing 11-16 community school situated in Whitby on the North Yorkshire Coast. As a school, we have low staff turnover and high staff retention and our colleagues (and hopefully yours) travel from areas such as Redcar, Guisborough, and Ryedale, as well as from Scarborough and Filey.

    We thrive being a smaller than average school (500 on roll) which means as a colleague you will really get to know our students and our wider community family who all subscribe to our ethos of ‘ A place of belonging – a place of inspiration’.

    Since welcoming our Headteacher in September 2018, we are part of the Whitby Secondary Partnership Federation which consists of Eskdale School, Whitby Sixth Form and Caedmon College. The federation is beginning to benefit our students and provide wider professional development opportunities for our staff. Recruitment of new students into the school is buoyant.

    We put huge emphasis on professional development, most of it in-house, and are proud of the high number of good and outstanding teachers who work in our school. We are also noted for our ‘can do’ attitude. We are always keen to encourage new and/or established staff make their mark as soon as they are ready.

    We are:


    • A ‘Good’ school in every area by Ofsted in 2017.

    • A school who works collaboratively with our fellow federated Whitby school - Caedmon College.

    • A school where British values are at the heart of our curriculum – so that all our students leave school knowing how to conduct themselves in the wider world.

      Our opportunity

      We have what we believe to be an outstanding opportunity. As a result of our current SENCO moving to a deserved new role, we are looking to recruit a teaching colleague to join us as our new SENCO who will:


    • Work with key staff to strategically lead our direction, the continued development of all aspects of inclusion/SEN provision and help raise standards of student attainment and achievement across the school.

    • Manage and support exam requirements of SEND students including additional time allocation

    • Be responsible for line managing SEND staff

    • Be responsible for SEND support and work timetables

    • Support the strategic requirements of the school as we continue on our journey

      The post carries a small teaching commitment and we are happy to accept applications from specialised teachers within all subjects.

      As our new SENCO you will join a team of highly skilled teaching and support assistants who are making sure all our students have the right care and support in place.
      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.
      Why join us

      We know that recruiting into a SENCO post can be difficult as many SENCO professionals decide to stay in their current school through natural promotion. Indeed, we have done this successfully ourselves over the last three years. As a small family school within Whitby, we are able to nurture, develop and coach developing/existing leaders. We hope you are intrigued to find out more about us and consider (if needed) relocating to our coastal area – which offers a great balance between work and life styles.

      Here at Eskdale we pride ourselves on operating as a true comprehensive, with inclusiveness at the top of our agenda, so we will look to you to engage students whose horizons don’t stretch beyond Whitby and the North Yorkshire Coast due to their circumstances.

      As a new teacher and leader, we will invest in your future development as a teaching professional through our ‘Teaching Programme’. We are looking for someone who can grow and further develop into being a highly effective teacher and SENCO, as well as someone who has the drive and ambition to make sure all our students achieve their very best.
      You will be supported in your role by working alongside our experienced SENCO who is primarily based at Caedmon College in Whitby.

      Join our team and build a wonderful career in a school you are passionate about with students you love to help learn. To arrange a visit please contact James on the details below.

      Our coastal offer and why teaching and living on the coast is great!

      We are proud to work alongside our eight other local secondary schools 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

      The date of commencement for this post will be January 2022. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

      Closing date: Friday 24th September at 9am

      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/further details 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 safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.


    Additional allowances

    TLR 2 £4568

    Applying for the job

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

    You can also complete the attached application form and send this to James

    Supporting documents

    If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

    School overview

    School type
    Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
    Education phase
    Secondary
    School size
    483 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    11 to 16
    Contact phone number
    07966 261249

    About Eskdale School

    I am delighted you are interested in joining the team at Eskdale School. We have a highly ambitious, aspirational group of professionals who are raising standards and significantly improving the life chances of the young people of Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast.

    Our motto is ‘A place of belonging – A place of inspiration’ and our aim is that all our students thrive and make good academic progress whilst developing into resilient, confident and respectful young people.

    In September 2019 we developed a partnership with Caedmon College where both schools will share a Sixth Form to provide further opportunities for our staff and students to learn and develop.

    Eskdale School is a community in which our teaching and support staff are incredibly passionate about teamwork.

    Staff morale is high and we have a commitment to recognise individual potential and to provide support, CPD and training for colleagues joining our organization at all levels; you will never feel unsupported or alone in our school.

    As a small school we are able to really get to know our students and in many ways this is one of the reasons why we have had very little staff turnover in recent years. My staff tell me they like working here, feel supported and encouraged and value the open door approach we have with parents and the community.

    Teaching is one of the best jobs in the world and for any professional who is looking for either their first or next school it is vital you find one that will support you. Myself and our SLT all teach because we enjoy it, and it allows us to continue to develop in the classroom. As an Art Teacher I still get a buzz when a student learns something new.

    We are really proud of our school and the progress we are making. Please take the time to come and visit is – we’d love to show you around.

    Andy Fyfe (Head teacher)

    Arranging a visit to Eskdale School

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

    School location

    Stainsacre Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4HS

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