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Deputy SENCO

Kingsford Community SchoolNewham

This vibrant 11-16 school with a roll of 1,500 students has excellent facilities in all subject areas. Kingsford Community School is committed to high quality inclusive education for students of whom fifty per cent are multilingual. The school has achieved a range of nationally accredited awards and was rated by Ofsted in 2013 as Good with Outstanding Leadership and behaviour.

Kingsford is seeking to appoint an outstanding Deputy SENCO to start in September 2021.  The successful candidate will have appropriate SEN qualifications and it is desirable to be a specialist with Speech and Languages background.  The experience of conducting assessment of learning difficulties is also essential to this role, as is planning appropriate curriculum provision and intervention programs for pupils with special needs.  Experience of Dyslexia assessment and teaching dyslexic pupils is highly desirable, as is experience of supporting P-level pupils or pupils on the ASD spectrum.  Experience and qualifications to conduct Exams Access Assessment is also highly desirable.  The candidate may also have additional specialist SEN qualifications, such as the National SENCO Award but this is not essential.  The successful candidate will support in successfully leading and managing the school's provision for pupils with learning difficulties and make a wider contribution to whole-school improvement. The SEN curriculum area is an integral part of our wider support and intervention faculty.

Can you demonstrate leadership in which you inspire, motivate, and innovate? Can you act independently as well as in a team? As Deputy SENCO and a teacher of pupils with learning difficulties, you will support the development of a whole-school ethos in which the raising of pupils' aspirations is central to your work on a day-to-day basis. The school community will need to see you as a highly effective leader who is able to lead by example through being an excellent practitioner.

You will set the highest expectations for yourself and for others. You must be committed to ensuring that all pupils receive an outstanding educational experience in a school that is focused on raising performance at every level.

We can offer

• A committed and successful Leadership Team and SENCO

• Encouragement for innovation and creativity

• A supportive and collaborative environment and the opportunity to achieve significant career development as you prepare for further promotion.

Previous experience of a role in an educational setting is essential. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification in order to be offered the post and will be subject to an enhanced CRB check. Only applications submitted on the schools agreed application form will be considered.

The closing date for application is 12th April 2021 at 5.00 pm.

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