Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Harris Primary Academy Haling Park, Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6HS

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 May 2022

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MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) job summary

Do you have experience in a SEND environment, supporting students' with SEND needs? Harris Primary Academy Haling Park is seeking to appoint an exceptional, experienced qualified teacher as SENCO.

Main Areas of Responsibility
The purpose of your role will be:

To play a key role within the Academy to ensure that all pupils with additional needs make accelerated progress in their learning and achieve to the very best of their ability.
To directly contribute to pupils’ accelerated progress through high quality sustained teaching of intervention support based upon a detailed knowledge of their specific needs.
To have high expectations, lead by example, promoting the federation/academy vision, values and aims.
To be a member of the School Leadership Team and contribute to the strategic development and direction of the academy in line with the Academy Improvement Plan.
To provide leadership and direction in supporting meeting the needs of children with SEND.
To take a lead role in monitoring and school self-evaluation regarding children with SEND.
To provide guidance and support to the support staff to achieve and maintain a good quality of provision for pupils with SEND.
To analyse assessment data from a variety of sources to inform future whole school planning and resourcing.
To assist the SLT in undertaking delegated professional duties.
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will have:

Qualified Teacher Status
National Award for SEN Coordination
Evidence of ongoing professional development; attendance on courses, INSET, action research, personal study etc. with clear impact indicators
Commitment to continuing professional development as necessary to develop role
Experience of successful leadership and management within a school
Proven track record of achieving outstanding pupil progress for teams of children
Ability to contribute to professional leadership and management of a staff team and contribute to the work of other teams to secure high quality teaching, effective use of resources and improved standards of learning and achievement for all pupils across the school
Experience of using data and data analysis to drive up standards
Clear knowledge and experience in all issues relating to the safeguarding of children

Safeguarding Notice
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

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About Harris Primary Academy Haling Park

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
356 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
0203 772 4560

We are a Primary Academy for local children which opened in 2014. We believe that children thrive when they are consistently happy and safe at school. We aim to provide our children with an enriched and engaging curriculum - supported to be the best they can be, by our dedicated teachers and support staff.

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