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  • Expected start date

    5 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    27 September 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    15 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time
4 or 5 days (negotiable)
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months)
L5-9 (salary negotiable dependant on qualifications and experience), Inner London

Job summary

  • We are looking for a motivated and inspiring SENCo to be part of the Senior Leadership Team while our SENCo is on maternity leave (role expected to be until December 16th, 2022). The role will include responsibility for the strategic direction and day-to-day operation of provision for pupils with SEN, including in our sixteen place Speech and Language Resource Base and providing professional guidance in order to secure high quality teaching and the effective use of resources to bring about improved standards of achievement for all pupils. If you have a passion for motivating and nurturing young learners with SEN and have expertise in the field, we would love to hear from you.

    You will need to be a strategic leader who:

    • Has substantial and sustained proven success in working inclusively with pupils with special educational needs, ideally in a primary setting

    • Leads by example and has a track record of raising standards and levels of achievement for pupils with SEN

    • Is able to inspire and motivate staff to be part of an outstanding team

    • Is an excellent, engaging communicator who will develop strong relationships with children, colleagues, parents and the wider community

      We offer:

    • Enthusiastic, creative and respectful children

    • A hugely talented & committed staff including knowledgeable teachers and support staff, speech & language therapists & an art therapist

    • The opportunity to be the strategic lead for our Speech & Language Resource Base

    • Handover period with the SENCo in post

    • A vibrant, richly diverse school community

    • The chance to work with a supportive family of schools who share the same passion for primary education

      Visits to the school are warmly welcomed so you can meet the pupils and staff and see our fantastic facilities. Visit times have been scheduled (see below). If you would like to visit the school, please email admin@tidemillacademy.org stating the position that you are interested in applying for and which visit you have chosen to attend. If you would like a conversation with the Headteacher before applying, please email admin@tidemillacademy.org with the title ‘SENCo’ or phone the school directly.

      The application pack is available for download from the school website (www.tidemillacademy.org) or by email from the school admin@tidemillacademy.org

    Applying for the job

    Completed application forms should be sent to admin@tidemillacademy.org

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    School overview

    School type
    Academy, ages 3 to 11
    Education phase
    School size
    454 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    3 to 11
    Contact phone number
    0208 692 3470

    About Tidemill Academy

    Tidemill Academy is an outstanding, two-form entry primary school situated next to the busy and diverse Deptford High Street. Our school is co-located with the golden Deptford Lounge building, we have great sports facilities, professional stage lighting and state of the art technology, classrooms & learning environments. We are now a key feature of the Deptford landscape and are symbolic of the wider regeneration sweeping through the area. Deptford is well-located, only 6 minutes from London Bridge and 11 minutes from Cannon Street by train, as well as being accessible by DLR (walking distance from Deptford, Deptford Bridge and New Cross stations). Deptford is also served by many buses.

    Tidemill has an excellent reputation for being a creative and innovative school at the leading edge of educational reform. An overwhelmingly positive culture exists within our happy and successful school community. We believe Tidemill is a haven where children from all backgrounds can flourish and we achieve all this in a buzzing, multicultural area of South East London. Our vision for Tidemill is clear - we believe that children must have the best possible education to improve their life chances.

    Arranging a visit to Tidemill Academy

    Visits: Wednesday 22nd September : 4:45pm and Thursday 23rd September @ 8:30am (45 min duration)
    Please email our office manager, Lisa Turner at admin@tidemillacademy.org or call her on 0208 692 3470 to confirm your attendance.

    School location

    11 Giffin Street, London, SE8 4RJ

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