SENCo: Cognition & Learning, Communication & Interaction, Sensory & Physical (Permanent)
TLR 1.3 £7,699
Required from September 2018 (earlier start possible)
This is an exciting and highly rewarding opportunity to work in an innovative environment managing the provision of SEND students and improving their educational outcomes. You would work alongside our SENCo: SEMH to oversee our provision for SEND in the school.
Blatchington Mill is a ‘Good’ school, with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour and safety. We achieve positive value-added in our exam results, stretch our most able, and support our most vulnerable. We innovate in the classroom, placing huge value on teacher-led action research and professional development. We work in partnership with schools locally and nationally and believe in collaboration and school-led improvement.
We are incredibly proud to be an inclusive and supportive school. We have 48 students on role with an EHCP or complex needs. We also have around 250 students with additional needs that require adjustments for them to thrive. We are proud of the outcomes our young people achieve, but we want to improve further – and seek an ambitious and dynamic SENCo to lead on this.
We are a lead partner in the Pavilion & Downs Teaching School Alliance, and this brings exciting opportunities for progression and professional development. We also lead a national hub for ‘Challenge the Gap’ - a programme designed to reverse disadvantage and promote excellent student development and progress. We are also a designated Stonewall Training School.
Our most recent reviews of the school have commented that:
“The energy, enthusiasm and personal interest shown by leaders are highly motivational, creating a culture of initiative, innovation and success.”
“Staff work collaboratively to learn from each other, strong teams are built and so teachers guide and support each other. This has developed a culture in which staff are confident and eager to improve; where they view challenges positively.”
“There is a high level of mutual respect and trust between teachers and students and between students themselves; contributing successfully to students’ moral and social development. It is rare to see students not engaged with their learning.”
“Students are well behaved, courteous and polite. They show positive attitudes to the teacher, their learning and each other. This makes a strong contribution to the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that pervades the school.”
“The school is very inclusive, and students show respect and consideration for one another in their behaviour in classrooms and around the school.”
If you would like to join us, and feel you could thrive in a collegiate and positive atmosphere then please read the accompanying person specification and job description and consider if you possess:
· Experience of supporting SEND in a mainstream or specialist setting
· A track record of positive impact upon student outcomes
· A belief that all students can succeed
· Creativity, enthusiasm, and resilience
· High expectations of all students
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
For further details and an application form please visit:
Closing date: Friday, 2nd March 2018 – 12.00 noon
Interview date: Monday, 12th March 2018
Blatchington Mill School is committed to safeguarding our students; we expect all staff and volunteers to support this commitment. Criminal record checks will be carried out and a full, enhanced DBS clearance is required for all positions.
Applications are encouraged from black and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are under-represented on the school's staff.
(Race Relations Act sections 35-38 apply)