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  • Closing date

    16 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, part time: We can be flexible on part-time or full-time working patterns, and on classroom teaching responsibilities.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£36,014-£47,501 + SEN Allowance/Leadership Scale based on experience

Pay scale

MPS + £1,500 Harris Allowance + SEN Allowance/Leadership Scale (Outer London) based on experience

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional, qualified teacher SENCO to join one of our Croydon primary academies.

We can be flexible on the specific location, working pattern and experience level for this role, but you must hold the NASENCO qualification to be considered.

Depending on your experience, there is the opportunity to join an academy leadership team, or to combine a three day per week SENCO role with two days of classroom teaching.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • National Award for SEN Coordination
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development; attendance on courses, INSET, action research, personal study etc. with clear impact indicators
  • Commitment to continuing professional development as necessary to develop role
  • Experience of successful leadership and management within a school
  • Proven track record of achieving outstanding pupil progress for teams of children
  • Ability to contribute to professional leadership and management of a staff team and contribute to the work of other teams to secure high quality teaching, effective use of resources and improved standards of learning and achievement for all pupils across the school
  • Experience of using data and data analysis to drive up standards
  • Clear knowledge and experience in all issues relating to the safeguarding of children

What the school offers its staff

Primary Education at Harris consists of 23 academies around London, with most located in areas of disadvantage, but many of which are amongst the highest performing in the country. The primary academies in Croydon are Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, Harris Primary Academy Croydon, Harris Primary Academy Haling Park, Harris Primary Academy Benson and Harris Primary Academy Kenley.

Our vision for Harris primary academies is that every child is safe, happy and respected. Despite in many cases replacing schools that had been considered failing by Ofsted, today the majority of Harris primaries are rated “Outstanding” and the others are “Good”.

By Year 6, the proportion of our pupils meeting expected standards in reading, writing and maths is well above average. Disadvantaged pupils, those with SEND and with English as an additional language all surpass national scores for their cohorts.

In addition to opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, electric car scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

The purpose of your role will be:

  • To play a key role within the Academy to ensure that all pupils with additional needs make accelerated progress in their learning and achieve to the very best of their ability.
  • To directly contribute to pupils' accelerated progress through high quality sustained teaching of intervention support based upon a detailed knowledge of their specific needs.
  • To have high expectations, lead by example, promoting the federation/academy vision, values and aims.
  • To be a member of the School Leadership Team (SLT) and contribute to the strategic development and direction of the academy in line with the Academy Improvement Plan.
  • To provide leadership and direction in supporting meeting the needs of children with SEND.
  • To take a lead role in monitoring and school self-evaluation regarding children with SEND.
  • To provide guidance and support to the support staff to achieve and maintain a good quality of provision for pupils with SEND.
  • To analyse assessment data from a variety of sources to inform future whole school planning and resourcing.
  • To assist the SLT in undertaking delegated professional duties.

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 the schools

Multi-academy trust

Making an impact
Educating 1 in 41 young people in London, we have a track record of achieving success through rapid school improvement, and a reputation for running outstanding academies. Our focus is on the most challenging schools in London and turning them into places where every young person has access to a high-quality education.

Commitment to young people in London
Unlike other large multi-academy trusts, we are committed to transforming schools in London and the surrounding areas. This focus on localisation means we intimately know the communities we work in and have the expertise to help our young people from these backgrounds to succeed. It also allows us to build a much stronger whole Federation network, collaborating more closely to share best working practices across our academies.

Centralised support
To ensure our academies can deliver exceptional education to our young people, we provide them with a strong support provision. Our dedicated central team supports all 52 of our academies, acting as a central hub with expertise in Finance, HR, Compliance, Estates, Audit, Recruitment, and IT, and many more. This centralised structure takes away much of the educational administration from our academy colleagues, allowing them to focus on what they do best – developing bright futures for our young people.

Experts in education
We are focused solely on education and have a team of experienced senior leaders who drive our ambition to deliver outstanding learning opportunities to as many young people as possible. Our organisation is led by people who have extensive experience working in education and know exactly what it is like to be at the forefront of teaching.

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