SENCO, Milton Keynes

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Oakhill Secure Training CentreMilton Keynes

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £31,515 - £36,563 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Working at Oakhill Secure Training Centre (STC) is no ordinary job. But if you have what it takes, it is a very rewarding career.

 The Centre is located in Milton Keynes and we provide care and education for young people aged 12 to 18 years who have been sentenced or remanded to custody. During their time with us, they attend education within our on-site facility, as well as taking part in offending behaviour programmes designed to help them address the actions and attitudes that led them to custody. Our aim for all of the young people at Oakhill is to help them to develop the skills they need to enable them to thrive when released.

We are looking for a fully qualified and experienced English teacher to join us and deliver high quality lessons to all our students. As part of our education team, you’ll play a vital role in the rehabilitation and resettlement of the young people, through the provision of an effective education programme that provides opportunities for them to gain nationally recognised qualifications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the establishment carries out its statutory responsibilities regarding all children with a EHCP / SEN
  • Support staff in understanding the needs of SEN children and identifying strategies / approaches to best meet these
  • Monitor the progress of SEN children and set appropriate targets to help them advance further
  • Liaise with staff, external agencies and YOTs to coordinate their contribution, provide maximum support and ensure continuity of provision for SEN children
  • Provide professional guidance / training to staff for securing good teaching and learning for SEN children
  • Ensure resources are purchased and deployed appropriately to maximise efficiency in supporting children with SEN
  • Manage a small team of Learning Support Assistants working with SEN children
  • Coordinate Annual Reviews / EHCP meetings and review IEPs
  • Undertake any other reasonable management requests / tasks to support the development of this role and the business’s needsTo teach a proportion of lessons, when required

The Ideal Candidate

As a resourceful and adaptable team player with effective communication and interpersonal skills, you will need to hold or be prepared to work towards a Qualified Teacher Status, along with holding or working towards a National Award for SEN Coordination.  It is vital that you have experience of teaching with children, demonstrating strong organisational skills coupled with the ability to motivate, inspire and bring out the best in others. Also displaying sound knowledge of the SEND Code of Practise is essential.

This is a diverse role, but not easy as the young people can be unpredictable and confrontational at times. You will need to be confident, assertive and resilient with plenty of life experience, common sense and a firm but fair approach.

If you have the qualities that we are looking for and the ability to make a difference, we want to hear from you!

Safeguarding young people is our primary focus and the welfare of the Young Person child is paramount. Therefore we have a corporate responsibility to ensure that the safeguarding and our G4S values are at the centre of all we do.

Oakhill STC embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. We also operate in line with safer recruitment guidelines and our equality and diversity policy. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition.  To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 5 years.   Experience of working with young people is desirable.

You will also be required to undergo DBS enhanced level security clearance and will need to provide full details of your work and educational history covering the last 10 years as part of the screening process for the role.

To apply, please visit our online careers portal at:

Closing date:  Friday 17th April 2020

More about Oakhill Secure Training Centre
Type: Secure Unit
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 12 - 17 years
Address: Chalgrove Field, Oakhill, Milton Keynes, MK5 6AJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1908 866000
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