This job expired on 18 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    18 October 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    8 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary

For January 2022 we are seeking to appoint an experienced SENCO who has the commitment and determination to provide excellent SEN provision at our school. The post would be suitable for someone who has the skills and ability to improve quality first teaching and promote an ethos of inclusion. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a high quality and dedicated team.

Applicants will:
• Either hold or be working towards the national SENCO qualification.
• Be passionate about teaching and encouraging students to foster a love of learning that extends beyond the classroom.
• Be optimistic and committed to establishing high expectations and improved outcomes
for all students.
• Be an advocate of all students feeling valued, safe and happy.
• Value the importance of professional learning and be committed to developing their own leadership potential.
• Be a team player

Additional allowances

TLR 1b - £10,202

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1376 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01457 872072

About Saddleworth School

Department Information: SEN

The Learning Support department at Saddleworth School recognises and celebrates the individuality and diversity of our students. Every student at Saddleworth has an entitlement to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum. A strong emphasis is placed on all students achieving their full potential within a culture of high expectations and a drive to ensure that students receive inspirational, challenging and exciting teaching. We believe that supportive, positive working relationships are fundamental to creating an environment conducive to learning where students feel nurtured and are able to achieve.
The team compromises of an SLT Link, Deputy SENCO, a team of Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Teaching Assistants with a combined wealth of experience; the successful candidate will be joining a team of professionals working collaboratively to ensure that all students achieve their potential. The ethos of the department is one of mutual support where strategies, resources and guidance are continually developed and modified to provide for the changing requirements of individuals.

The department follows a ‘Plan, Assess, Do, Review’ approach which enables them to identify students who require academic or social, emotional and well-being support and interventions. They monitor and review the progress of all students with SEND in collaboration with all teaching staff, parents/carers and also external agencies. This is done throughout the year through data analysis, reports, parent teacher consultations and during annual reviews for those with Education, Health and Care Plans/Statements and the most vulnerable students on the SEN register.

The learning Support department has its own dedicated area known as, ‘The Learning Base’. This area provides a safe and secure environment for students to complete small group work, and interventions using the specialist resources and ICT equipment available. It also a very popular space for students during social times and the department runs a number of clubs before school, at lunchtime and after school which are well attended by pupils.

Saddleworth school is committed to supporting the professional growth of its staff and effective use is made of ‘Saddleworth Wednesdays’ to facilitate research based CPD within and beyond the department. We also have close links through the ‘Dovestone Partnership’ with our primary colleagues, which facilitates the smooth transition of our more vulnerable pupils from KS2 to KS3.

Arranging a visit to Saddleworth School

To arrange a school visit or an informal discussion contact Mrs C Briggs, Deputy Headteacher: Standards & Behaviour

School location

High Street, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL3 6BU

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