SENCO

Harris Academy Tottenham, London

Job details

Job role Leadership, SEN specialist
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Leadership Scale (Inner London)

Job summary

Harris Academy Tottenham is currently looking to appoint an SENCO to join this outstanding academy.

Your opportunity

This is an exciting position within a supportive, friendly and highly experienced academy team. As an academy that maintains its vision for transformative education for our students, we are looking for a highly visible, proactive leader to join us as SENCO.

As SENCO, you will ensure our practice is compliant with the SEND Code of Practice (2014) and other relevant statutory requirements, and ensure the implementation of our SEND policy. You will work with our SLT to maintain and develop our ethos of inclusion and a culture of high aspirations for students with SEND.

As part of our team, you will benefit from a responsive, supportive team of staff with unrivalled progression opportunities going all the way up to Executive Principalship. We also provide full support through our National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) pathway. The course draws on the leadership expertise of Harris executive leaders and Directors as well as other successful MATs from across the country, providing a national standard of excellence in training.

Succession planning is a key part of our success as a Federation, and we believe that we are at the forefront of developing the next generation of Leaders. We can help prepare you for your next Senior Leadership challenge, investing in your knowledge and expertise through regular support, coaching and a wide range of professional development and training.

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. Providing a open, friendly working environment for you to grow in, the role will include responsibilities including to play a major role in formulating the aims and objectives of the academy; in establishing the policies through which they will be achieved and in monitoring progress towards their achievement; work with the SLT to lead the academy’s assessment and reporting programme and ensure the highest standards of achievement for all students, through high expectations and well balanced curriculum.

The successful candidate:

Will motivate and inspire staff and students
Will have the vision to develop the SENCO role within a high-achieving academy
Will have SEN experience in a secondary school
Will show evidence of Continuing Professional Development relevant to the SENCO role or willingness to undertake this training, and, ideally, hold the SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate

Please download the Job Pack for a full job description and person specification.

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.

Applying for the job

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Primary, Secondary, 16-19
School size 1016 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Academy Tottenham website (opens in a new window)
Contact email info@harristottenham.org.uk
Contact phone number 020 3772 4243

About Harris Academy Tottenham

About Harris Academy Tottenham

Harris Academy Tottenham opened in September 2014. As an all-through school, it has begun with a Reception in its Primary phase and a Year 7 in its Secondary phase. These phases will grow by a year group each September until it reaches full capacity and it will also have a Sixth Form.

Our Academy is based on an ethos of excellence, encouraging students to fulfil our high expectations through a dedicated and committed approach. We combine the hallmarks of a traditional Secondary education with a progressive curriculum in our brand new facilities.

Academy Ethos

At Harris Academy Tottenham, we instil an ethos of hard work, dedication and commitment to learning, through our Academy values. These are:

To ENDEAVOUR is to strive for your goals, through maintaining the highest expectations of ourselves.
To ENJOY is to take delight and pleasure in the learning process; To gain a feeling of success through relentless passion and drive.
To EXCEL is to achieve your full potential, through mastery of concepts and an ambition to be the best you can be.
At Harris Academy Tottenham, we are innovative, open and collaborative. We would like fellow innovators, passionate pedagogists and creative class leaders to join us during this exciting time. With a dedicated SLT team on hand for support and guidance, there are a multitude of CPD opportunities to thrive on. You can expect to be a part of a fantastic team of dedicated teachers and support staff as well as an attentive, supportive work culture.

Our brand-new facilities allow us to continue expanding our curriculum offer, ensuring students experiences are both varied and enriching. The premises has undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment, and reached completion in May 2019. Our new Sports Block opened in May 2019, and has fantastic facilities including a Sports Hall, Activity Studio, Multi Use Game Areas.

Having been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED in June 2017, we are excited to have new members of staff join us in delivering transformative learning experiences. The inspectors commented that ‘learning is the business of the day’ and that sentiment underpins all that we do. Since then, the school continues to grow and strive for the highest standards.

“At our Academy, children will develop their academic scholarship alongside their character; becoming citizens who are a credit to their local community. We provide an extensive extracurricular programme to allow students to develop as a well-rounded person, ready and prepared to embark upon whichever pathway they desire. That is only possible through the partnership that exists between families and colleagues and partners at the academy. We are incredibly proud of the close relationships that develop between colleagues, parents, governors and pupils, and indeed they are central to all that we do.” Lawrence Foley, Principal

Why work at Harris Academy Tottenham?

The opportunity to work a new and exciting academy, judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted
A calm, well-disciplined yet positive and innovative learning environment
Excellent prospects for future promotion
A fantastic community of parents and children who deserve the best

School location

Ashley Road, London, N17 9LN

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