• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    21 May 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership, SEN specialist
Health and social care
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership Scale (Inner London)

Job summary

Harris Academy Battersea is seeking to appoint a inspirational and passionate experienced qualified Teacher as SENCO.

Your opportunity:

Passionate about making a difference? As SENCO, you will have the opportunity to work with the SLT to ensure an ethos of inclusion and high aspirations for students with SEND.

The purposes of the SENCO role include:

To ensure that Academy practice is compliant with the SEND Code of Practice (2014) and other relevant statutory requirements
To work with the SLT ensuring the implementation of our SEND Policy
To ensure that the provision of SEND support is in accordance with our aims and policies
To maintain the Academy’s SEND profile, ensuring that it is always up-to-date and accurate
To be responsible for the accurate identification of SEND need across the Academy, ensuring a rigorous and thorough assessment process
To be responsible for our SEND offer, ensuring high quality targeted interventions enabling students with SEND to make better progress
In consultation with the SLT, to provide an effective programme of professional development with regard to SEND
To be responsible for tracking the progress of students with SEND
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.
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. The successful candidate will have:

QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree
Evidence of CPD relevant to the SENCO role (or willingness to undertake this training) and, ideally, SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate or equivalent qualification
SEN experience in a secondary school
The vision to develop the SENCO role within a high achieving Academy
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.

Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values

Safeguarding Notice
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.

Employee benefits

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.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
1003 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
020 7622 0026

About Harris Academy Battersea

Harris Academy Battersea is modern and innovative, but with old-fashioned values. Its aim to shape the lives of students by providing them best possible academic outcomes from outstanding courses – crucially experiences guidance that will help become resilient, resourceful, reflective respectful, emotionally intelligent global citizens. About Battersea: be in its fifth year 2018-19 has established itself as one highest performing schools London, judged Outstanding Ofsted 2018. In 2017, it was awarded Evening Standard School Year well being named Sunday Times Top 20 Schools country. 2016-17, ranked 4th school England for pupil progress top non-selective nationally achieved a provisional figure +1.40 Progress 8 2018-19: nearly three times higher than +0.5 threshold set OfSTED 'Outstanding'. Why work at Battersea? People who choose children are choosing demanding career our make sure staff supported they can be. We have zero tolerance approach anything interrupts learning classroom central team deals both behaviour homework detentions does so free do things matter most: mark, plan teach. Any position education inevitably laden values ideals we built on shared ownership these. wish give very start life and, through hard determination, hope take something recognisable futures build.

School location

401 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 5AP

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