SENCO

Harris Academy South Norwood, London, SE25 6AE

3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    January 2023

  • Closing date

    6 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 November 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership Scale 1-5 (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

Do you have experience supporting students with SEN? Harris Academy South Norwood is seeking to appoint an exceptional, experienced qualified teacher as SENCO.

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

If you are looking for a school with clear and effective behaviour policies and systems, a visible and supportive leadership team, useful but not onerous CPD, and frequent opportunities for promotion, then we could be the school for you. Our students behave well, and so they achieve well. This is a product of our excellent behaviour systems. We have 6 non-teaching Heads of Year who support behaviour and welfare and run a fully centralised detention system. Exemplary behaviour can only be achieved through a highly visible Senior Leadership team, and they are constantly touring the Academy. CPD is bespoke, first and foremost in the subject and grounded in tried and tested methods of effective teaching such as modelling, questioning, literacy, practice and consolidation. We don't engage with the latest fads. We believe the best approach to workload and wellbeing is to run a highly effective school with gives people purpose and avoids unnecessary work. Our sizeable department teams mean that despite our excellent retention rates, opportunities for promotion are frequent and exciting. I really hope that you'll be joining our team.

We are very fortunate to have excellent transport links to central London (some trains get to London Bridge in 11 minutes) and just four minutes on the train from East Croydon. The Clocktower campus is a six minute walk from Norwood Junction train station.


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 the aims of the Academy and the curricular policies determined by the Governing Body and Principal of the Academy.
  • 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, 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 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 Academy South Norwood

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
2116 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
0208 405 5070

Located five minutes from Norwood Junction train station, a transport hub ten minutes' train journey from London Bridge, Harris Academy South Norwood has belonging and personal growth as our touchstones. We believe that teaching students powerful knowledge and developing their understanding of the world will help them become the best version of themselves: to help them to turn mirrors into windows.

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