Assistant SENCO/DSP Co-Ordinator, Cullingworth, Bradford

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Parkside SchoolCullingworth, Bradford

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Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2a and up to 2 SEN points
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Parkside School was judged as a GOOD school by OFSTED in October 2016 and was also shortlisted for the following awards:

• The Telegraph & Argus Education Awards – in the category of School Improvement (Highly commended)

• Sky Sports Awards for education (Top 10 schools nationally)

Parkside is a rapidly improving school situated in a rural situation, close to Haworth, West Yorkshire, with good transport links to both Bradford and Leeds.  It is a popular and oversubscribed 11 to 18 co-educational school with around 1100 students on role. Due to the improvements instigated over the last two/three years and also to address the increased need for provision in the community, from September 2017, the school will be engaging in an expansion programme. This will take the school to 210 students on entry, up from the current 180 and will increase the school in size to approximately 1275 (including sixth form) over the next 5 years.

OFSTED October 2016 commented:

“Senior leaders have been successful in improving the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress since the last inspection”

“The Headteacher and his senior team lead the school with energy, drive and determination…”

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good…”

“…Parents agree that their children are safe”

“Relationships between staff and pupils are very positive and the school’s expectations of behaviour are high”

“Across a broad range of subjects, pupils currently in the school are making good progress from their starting points…”

“Teaching and Learning in the sixth form are good…”

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, innovative, and highly skilled Assistant SENCO/DSP Co-ordinator

Parkside School has a 12 place designated specialist provision for Autism and a high proportion of students with additional needs. We value and respect every member of our school community and encourage all students to participate in a full and active school life. All our support staff are highly trained to support accessibility and inclusion in mainstream lessons throughout the school day.

The successful applicant will report directly to the SENCO and it is expected they will support the strategic direction and development of the faculty across all areas and exam courses.  

The successful applicant will be joining a faculty that has:

• Improving results and progress across all Key Stages;

• Worked strategically to enhance the progress of its students at all Key Stages;

• A dedicated team who are hardworking, enthusiastic and collaborative in their approach to working together;

• A supportive environment where staff development is an essential aspect of career development

We are seeking to appoint:

• A person with a passion for delivering inspiring and exciting lessons

• A candidate with high expectations of themselves and their students

• A dedicated colleague who is keen to make a significant contribution to raising the attainment and progress of their students further and to producing successful, independent learners for the future

• A person who is flexible / adaptable and can ‘react’ to ever changing day to day situations within a school environment

Visits are welcome and these can be arranged by contacting the Headteacher, Mr Andy Taylor, via his PA Mrs Jill Britton on 

If you are as excited by this challenge as we are and you think this might be the role for you, please apply by following the link below, having taken note of the attachments, by the closing date of Monday 15th July at 10:00 am. 

Successful candidates will be contacted for interview, which will be undertaken Wednesday 17th July 2019

The School has adopted the principles of Safer Recruitment and will safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to do the same.  Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Parkside School is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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More about Parkside School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Parkside Terrace, Cullingworth, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13 5AD, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1535 272752
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Thank you for your interest in Parkside School. As the Headteacher appointed in September 2013, it has been my privilege to lead the school during a time of significant educational change; one that has seen the school significantly improve student’s ...