We are seeking to appoint a dynamic,
highly organised and excellent SENDCO to join our friendly and supportive Primary
Phase, who will drive SEND across the Primary Phase. The successful candidate will be capable of
inspiring pupils through their passion for teaching and learning, and a desire
to make a difference to pupil achievement. Due to Washwood Heath Academy being
an All through Academy, there is potential to work with colleagues and pupils
in Key Stage 3 and 4 to gain further subject specific development gain an understanding
and be involved in how pupils develop and progress, and the skills needed on
their transition into Key Stage 3.
Washwood Heath Academy is
a relatively new All Through Academy (Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form) in the
East of Birmingham. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a newly developed
Primary team and contribute to Primary Phase, which seeks to provide a first
class education for all of its learners. In order for all pupils to achieve academic excellence,
we deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum, following Rosenshine’s Principles. We believe that all pupils are entitled to
learn about ‘The best, which has been thought and said’ (Matthew Arnold).
Our school is in a central location, with wonderful
and enthusiastic pupils, amazing staff who always go the extra mile for their
classes. Our friendly, family feel is part of the reason that parents choose
Washwood Heath Academy for their children.
We are part
of the Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust, which is a family of local schools
located within 15 minutes of one another: 4 Primary schools, 2 Secondary
schools and 1 All-through school. This will give you the opportunity to grow
and develop professionally with a fantastic Academy Trust that is very
supportive and collaborative, with a strong sense of community.
To be part of the next stage of
the school’s exciting journey, the Academy would like to appoint a successful SENDCO,
ensuring they can:
- Create an environment across the school where SEND children are
engaged with all subjects throughout the curriculum.
- Monitor and evaluate the SEND provision, analysing data and
moderation of assessments.
- Mentor and support colleagues through a solid understanding of the
curriculum, SEND provision and excellent pedagogical practices.
- Contribute towards the vision for the school and its development plan
as part of the MLT as the SENDCO.
KEY PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
- To work in partnership with the
Head of Academy and Head of Primary Phase as part of the Middle Leadership
Team, in securing high quality SEND teaching and learning across the school. To
lead SEND throughout the Primary phase.
To fulfil the professional duties as specified in
the Teachers Pay and Conditions Document.
- To lead SEND.
- Have excellent knowledge on SEND and the provision
for SEND children
- Experience of teaching throughout the Primary phase
- Experience of Key stage 2 SATs and moderation
- Understanding of EYFS & KS1 statutory tests
linked to English or Maths
- Good sense of humour
- Committed and enthusiastic
We can offer you:
- A welcoming and positive
school with children who are respectful and willing to learn.
- A school that is fully dedicated
to developing every child to reach their potential, irrespective of their
ability or starting points.
- A supportive and forward
thinking Leadership team, consisting of ‘Leaders that know their school very
well’ Ofsted 2020.
- A supportive and forward
thinking Core Team of Directors and Trustees.
- A dynamic, dedicated and
hard-working team of teachers and support staff who want the best for children.
- Confident, friendly and
aspirational children who are respectful to everyone.
- A commitment to your
continued professional growth and wellbeing - including 24/7 Employee
Assistance Programme, access to wellbeing To be a part of the Washwood Heath Multi Academy
Trust that provides a full suite of benefits and rewards to support wellbeing including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, access to wellbeing
advice, cycle to work scheme, contribution to glasses for DSE users
- On-site parking
- A wonderful opportunity to make your mark!
or Informal conversations are warmly welcomed.
N.B. CVs will not be
value our people and are dedicated to making sure that everybody feels
empowered to bring their authentic self to work. We have an outstanding
opportunity to work at Washwood Heath Academy as a SENDCO Teacher.
promise to treat all candidates fairly, consistently and with respect
throughout the application, assessment, and selection process.
are also “happy to talk flexible working” subject to the operational
requirements of the role.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means
that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions
and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers,
and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further
information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS
post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the
ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this
Heath Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all
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