SENCO, Surrey

Closing date:

Hoe Valley SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £34,400 - £49,000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

SENCO, September 2018 start

Hoe Valley School is an over-subscribed four-form entry secondary school that opened in September 2015 to serve the local community of South Woking.  Currently located in the green space of Woking Park but moving to a state of the art new premises in September 2018 on Egley Road, Woking.  Following the national curriculum and offering an extended day which enables us to prioritise time for English and Maths and ensure all students complete their homework during the school day.

We are looking for a passionate, talented and rigorous practitioner to join our dedicated team in leading the school on its journey to becoming established and outstanding. This is a crucial appointment for the School as, since its conception, we have prioritised personalisation – we believe that student success is dependent on personalised learning and bespoke curriculum pathways and that every student has the right to excel.

The successful candidate will have the exciting and unique opportunity to ensure that all students are able to access a curriculum which is personalised, challenging and fit for the needs of 21st century life. As the school takes in new year groups, they will have the opportunity to recruit their own team of outstanding practitioners. 

The Faculty currently consists of an exceptional Deputy SENCO, two Senior Teaching Assistants and six Teaching Assistants. The successful candidate will work closely with the Heads of Year and Home School Link Worker and will be line managed by the Associate Head Teacher. There are 7 students on roll currently with an EHCP and approximately 28% of the school roll are on the SEN register. 24% are EAL and 16% are identified as Higher Attainers.

Our new Senco will be an inspirational leader with a proven track record of working effectively with families, training and advising teachers on best practice and in bringing out the best in a team. They will share the school’s vision and the belief that all young people can achieve at high levels. Hoe Valley School has a focus on a personalised curriculum which challenges the most able and supports students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and those for whom English is an additional language (EAL). The Senco will also work alongside the Deputy Head for Attainment and Progress in monitoring outcomes for all key student groups. They will therefore be a key leader in ensuring the strategic goals for the school are met.  

About you:  

-You will have a bachelor's degree at a 2.1 or higher and qualified teacher status through a PGCE, GTP, SCITT or other international equivalent 

-You will have the National SENCO qualification or equivalent  

- You will have experience of designing and delivering exciting, challenging and personalised lessons 

- You can show evidence of holding high aspirations for young people and of delivering excellent outcomes for students, especially SEND, EAL or disadvantaged students 

About us:  

-Our staff feedback shows we have a team who feel trusted, listened to and who have a healthy work life balance.   

-The excellent behaviour of our students and our resistance to any unnecessary paperwork means staff can really focus on teaching and learning. 

-All of our team have a bespoke CPD programme in place and share best practice across faculties. 

Colleague Benefits:  

-Our staff are offered cycle to work vouchers, reduced gym membership at our neighbouring sports facilities, yoga classes and have access to convenient free parking.  

-We also have additional holiday at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms to recognise and reward the commitment of our staff.

Potential candidates are warmly invited to visit the School or to contact the Head Teacher for an informal conversation.  

This is an outstanding and rare opportunity to be part of a School's development and to see your career grow as the School grows.  

Please send applications and queries to recruitment@hoevalleyschool.org.  

Deadline for application is: 

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Latest interview date: 

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Applications are considered as they are received, we reserve the right to make an appointment prior to the closing date.  

Only fully completed application forms received by the stated deadline for applications will be accepted as valid applications.   

CV’s will not be accepted as applications.  No recruitment agencies please.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Egley Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 0NH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1483 662627
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