Head of Learning Support (SENCO), Mickleham, DORKING

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Box Hill SchoolMickleham, DORKING

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


                                                          AGED 11 -18 

                                              REQUIRED JANUARY 2018

                                 HEAD OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS


Box Hill School is a co-educational community of 425 girls and boys aged 11 to 18, whose educational ideals and practice are designed to get the best out of each student. The school follows the philosophy of Kurt Hahn, founder of Gordonstoun in Scotland: while placing academic work at the heart of a school, Hahn stressed the importance of an all-round education as a preparation for life. 

The Learning Support Department at Box Hill School requires a SENCO for January 2018 who is qualified to at least Diploma Level 7 in SpLD. 

The SENCO, with the support of the Head and Governing body, takes responsibility for the day-to-day operation of provision made by the school for pupils with SEN and provides professional guidance in the area of SEN in order to secure high quality teaching and the effective use of resources to bring about improved standards of achievement of all pupils.

The successful applicant will run a large and thriving department of specialist teachers and learning support assistants. He/she will have teaching and curriculum expertise and a sensitive approach suited to advising teaching colleagues as well as leading whole-school training. He/she will be up-to-date with best practice in SEN provision and able to carry out assessment for access arrangements. Excellent organisational skills are required for the coordination of one-to-one support lessons and in-class support across the school, as is a high level of specialist teaching skill to ensure the best provision for students in the department. Experience in writing and reviewing IEPs is essential as is the ability to establish a good rapport with students and staff to help promote the achievement and well-being of pupils with SEN in school.

We aim to appoint colleagues who will involve themselves whole-heartedly within our community and who see teaching as a way of life, not just a job. 

Apply by:                 Monday 2 October 2017 by 9am

Job start:                 January 2018

Location:                 Surrey

Contract type:         Full time 

Contract term:        Permanent

For more information on the position and to request an application pack please contact:  Maggie Lawrence

e-mail:   maggie.lawrence@boxhillschool.com 

Tel:   01372 38 4279

Completed applications should be e-mailed or sent to: 

Maggie Lawrence

Box Hill School, Old London Road, Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6EA 

Box Hill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share our commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer and the successful candidate will be expected to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. 

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More about Box Hill School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6EA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1372 373382
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