Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Important

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

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher
  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£36,014-£52,679 + TLR/Leadership Scale

Pay scale

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

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 Rainham is seeking to appoint an exceptional, experienced qualified teacher as SENCO. You will work across both Harris Academy Rainham and Harris Rainham Sixth Form and oversee the running of the additional resources base working closing with the Vice Principal.

For the right candidate, this role could be at Associate Assistant Principal level and paid on the Leadership scale.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • QTS (or equivalent) and a good undergraduate degree
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development relevant to the SENCO role or willingness to undertake this training.
  • 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
  • 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

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.


What the school offers its staff

Harris Academy Rainham is a very popular and oversubscribed 11-16 academy which is part of the Harris Federation. We joined the Federation in September 2016 and there are exciting times ahead.

What makes us different:

  • Our values are at the centre of our school and aren't simply a slogan on a website.
  • We have a firm but fair approach to behaviour. This is built on the use of consistent routines and teaching our students how to behave.
  • We deliver a knowledge rich curriculum that is developed by our staff to meet the needs of our students. The knowledge we teach takes our students beyond their everyday experiences and enables them to see the world differently.
  • Our leaders are role models, they lead by example, admit mistakes, welcome opinions and love honest conversations.
  • We are a staff united against educational disadvantage with a fierce determination to show our students the world beyond Havering.

What we can do for you:

  • Great career progression both within our Academy and the Federation.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities. As a Leading edge school we have been recognised as being at the forefront of educational thinking and research is central to all we do.
  • Meaningful measures to manage workload – no graded observations, early finish on a Friday, no onerous marking requirements but sensible feedback policies.
  • Bespoke support and line management from excellent leaders across the school.
  • Opportunities for fantastic professional growth as the school develops a sixth from.
  • A school where subjects are ‘front and centre' of all we do. The subject determines our pedagogy.
In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

The purpose of your role will be:

  • 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 curricular policies
  • To be responsible for maintaining an accurate and up-to-date Academy SEND Profile
  • 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 the schools

Type
Multi-academy trust
Phone number
01708 552811

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.

School Details

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
896 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

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