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SENDCo

Bristol Cathedral Choir SchoolBristol, City of

Cathedral Schools Trust are seeking to appoint a SENDCo from 19th April 2021, or as soon as possible, with the purpose to ensure that students at Bristol Cathedral Choir School with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their absolute best.

Bristol Cathedral Choir School (BCCS) and has a reputation built on outstanding academic progress and outcomes. We are proud to serve a  substantial number of students with special educational needs in our diverse mainstream beautiful city centre location.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the strategic leadership/development of the Learning Support department and for planning, implementation and monitoring  SEND provision across the school. The level of responsibility and salary will be reviewed as the job grows. The ability to analyse data and use excellent interpersonal skills will be crucial.The post may include some teaching, typically, Literacy and/or Numeracy, with intervention classes.

NASENCO qualification is not essential, as the school will support the successful applicant to gain the accreditation. A qualification to assess for Access Arrangements is desirable but not essential.

Cathedral Schools Trust recognises the strength in diversity. Our schools have a wide range of cultural, socio economic and religious influences and we use this to ensure that we broaden our understanding of each other and the world.  We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, but particularly welcome those from BAME backgrounds, as we recognise that our staff team does not currently reflect the diversity of our student body.

If you are a highly skilled and ambitious person, with proven Leadership skills and an inclusive vision to take on this vital strategic role we look forward to hearing from you.

Bristol Cathedral Choir School

Bristol Cathedral Choir School is an academy that specialises in Music. The academy became part of the Cathedral Schools Trust (a Multi Academy Trust) in 2016. It serves students from all over Bristol and welcomes those of all faiths and none. We are proud of our diverse, tolerant and respectful community, which reflects Bristol’s demographic.

With a comprehensive intake, students present with a large range of additional educational needs. The proportion of students with an EHCP is well above the national average. The school welcomes a significant number of children who are looked after or previously looked after.

“The ethos and culture of the academy are outstanding. Pupils from a wide and diverse range of backgrounds, faiths, beliefs and values come together in an exceptionally harmonious environment where all are respected, valued and supported to do well.” Ofsted 2016.

The school received an overall judgement of “Outstanding” from Ofsted in January 2016 and is the most oversubscribed school in Bristol, with a trend of strong results in public examinations at both GCSE and A level.

As a Teaching School, we are able to offer a coherent and high quality programme of continuing professional development.

Method of application

We welcome informal discussions prior to application; please contact Esther Messinger, Deputy Headteacher, emessinger@bristolcathedral.org.uk

Further information can be found on our website: www.bccs.bristol.sch.uk 

Applications should be received as soon as possible and by midnight on Thursday January 21st.

Interviews will be held week beginning 25th January, with appropriate COVID secure arrangements.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts at Cathedral Schools Trust are subject to pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, initial and periodic enhanced level checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Cathedral Schools Trust recognises the strength in diversity. Our schools have a wide range of cultural, socio economic and religious influences and we use this to ensure that we broaden our understanding of each other and the world.  We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, but particularly welcome those from BAME backgrounds, as we recognise that our staff team does not currently reflect the diversity of our student body.

As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we ask that all applications are made by application form and we would be grateful if they could be accompanied by an equal opportunities monitoring form. The equal opportunities form is anonymous and is not shared with the shortlisting panel.

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