• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    7 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    26 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, SEN specialist
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS Fringe Area TLR 1

Job summary

IIt is an exciting time at Becket Keys Church of England School (Outstanding, 2014). We are working hard to build upon the exam successes of our founding cohorts, whilst also establishing our new 6th Form into its fifth year.

Due to our current SENCO relocating, we are seeking a suitably qualified SENCO to continue her excellent work.

This post is a vital appointment in terms of fulfilling our Christian vision and ambition for our inclusive school to secure and enhance positive life chances for our most vulnerable students. As such, we are determined to recruit a highly capable, dedicated and ambitious professional who will add value to the school in ensuring excellent levels of academic progress and securing the best possible social and emotional well-being for our students.

Whilst an unstoppable passion for supporting our most vulnerable students and those with barriers to learning is essential, our expert Trust (The Russell Education Trust) can provide training, advice and support to anyone who is still at an early stage in their career.

The successful candidate will be able to model outstanding teaching in the classroom to develop the practice of all staff. We would expect our SENCO to teach around 14-16 periods per week – preferably in an Ebacc subject.

The successful candidate will lead our dedicated inclusion team to support our students. We do not use ‘teaching assistants’ but instead prefer to use ‘learning support technicians’ who support the ‘assess review do’ process - keeping the responsibility for delivering all SEN support with the class teachers who are always the experts in the room.

The successful candidate will also need to have the skills and experience to deal with parents, local authority officers, educational psychologists, SEN specialist teachers. It is a particularly demanding role in this respect as there can be very difficult conversations to be had and these must be handled skilfully and sensitively.

If you possess the qualities and passion we need for this vital role, we will welcome your application.

The appointee will be committed to our high expectations and core Christian values. However, we welcome applications from teachers irrespective of their faith or lack of it. All we ask is that all applicants appreciate and respect the beliefs of others and have strong moral principles.

We reserve the right to close advertisements early. Advertisements will therefore close at 12 noon, either on the advertised closing date, or the day the decision has been taken to close the advertisement early.

Becket Keys is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Employee benefits

Staff will be provided with a comprehensive induction programme and laptop.

Relocation packages and childcare vouchers are available

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Free School, Church of England
Education phase
School size
1010 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number
01277 286622

About Becket Keys Church of England Free School

Becket Keys Church of England School is in Brentwood Essex. The school offers a high quality education caring, Christian environment which each student known, valued and encouraged to achieve his/her individual potential. We are committed outstanding academic performance fostering love learning our students. At Keys: Our students Act responsibly respectfully Aim life Engage with contribute the local community staff Support all their greatest potential Provide nurturing where needs known by Encourage parental engagement Through Character Education, we place strong emphasis on members living line traditional values respect, responsibility forgiveness. aim be fair, honest trustworthy do.

Arranging a visit to Becket Keys Church of England Free School

In line with Government guidance, we are currently limiting access to our school. However, we are still busily planning for the forthcoming academic year and are excited about welcoming new recruits to come and join us. In some instances, we may use remote processes in place of school-based interviews and therefore we have set up systems to ensure that alternative options are available via Teams/video conferencing wherever possible. Every effort will be made to try and accommodate any specific requirements so that no-one is at a disadvantage.

Understandably, visits to the school may be limited at present, however we are really keen to ensure that you have as much information to proceed with your application as possible, so if you would like a conversation about either the academy or the position please contact email us at vacancies@becketkeys.org.

School location

Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9DA

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