We are a unique, small, rural 11-16 academy in the beautiful rural setting of North-West Worcestershire, serving the counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire. Our pupils are happy, well behaved and proud of their school. Our staff are welcoming, mutually supportive and committed to pupil academic and personal development. Pupil and staff relationships are excellent. The academy has a strong vein of moral purpose where the child is at the heart of all we do. We invest in our pupils and our staff to ensure all are supported to be the best they can be. We have a strong core of values underpinning our curriculum and behaviours including inclusion, respect, wellbeing, engage & challenge and ambition.
The Governors and I are looking to appoint an experienced, knowledgeable, motivated and forward thinking team player to join our growing school. Working alongside a strong leadership and teaching team, the postholder will be committed to delivering a vision for our SEND learners that breaks down barriers to learning enabling our SEND pupils to be the best they can be and get the most out of their time with us.
The successful applicant will lead a SEND team consisting of six teaching assistants including two assistant SENDCOs who will support the postholder with specific operation and administration tasks. Academy SEND pupil numbers have grown over recent years. SEND support and EHCP numbers are above local and national averages. Additional resources include a new SEND teaching and learning intervention base called The ARC (Academic Resilience Centre) from which dedicated SEND provisions will run as well as providing other facilities for our SEND and vulnerable children. This is an exciting time to join the team at THOA; with the introduction of a new SEND team structure as well as the ARC, this is a great opportunity to take a significant role in the development of SEND provision at THOA.
There is an element of flexibility regarding the hours and teaching load for this post and I am willing to be flexible for the right candidate who can bring experience of SEND leadership and knowledge of SEND procedures. The post can be either part time or full time. In addition, it may or may not include a teaching load. These aspects of the role will be discussed at interview.
THOA is part of a large academy trust and there will be access to support, training and guidance from the wider OAT network including network meetings, lead practitioner support and CPD opportunities within and outside school. The post is line managed by our Vice Principal, Mrs Delyth Wall.
Tenbury High Ormiston Academy is a lovely place to work. In order to understand our very special characteristics, you are welcome to visit the academy to tour and meet with staff and our pupils. Please contact Christine Sheppard, Office Manager, to organise this. If you have specific questions about the post, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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