Start Date: September 2018
Salary: TLR 1b + SEN Allowance
Are you looking for an opportunity to lead SEND in a successful, over-subscribed and expanding school?
This very large and oversubscribed 11-19 mixed comprehensive needs a dynamic leader to enable the next stage in our development of SEND. In a school with DSPs for deaf and hearing impaired students, and for students with speech, communication and language impairment, and autism. Renowned for our inclusion, we are recruiting new leadership as part of a strong and developing team.
Thomas Tallis is a flourishing and popular school situated in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. In 2011 it moved to a new £52m building with state of the art facilities and infrastructure. There are currently 1850 pupils on the school role and the intake is fully comprehensive from Years 7 to 11. We have 500+ students in our thriving and extremely successful 6th Form.
The Governors and Head are looking to appoint a highly qualified, energetic and innovative SENDCO. You will be experienced and successful able to teach Key Stages 3 and 4 and with the drive and ambition to make a difference to young people’s life chances in this vibrant and interesting school. This post offers an unmissable opportunity to join a very strong team committed to inclusion, powerful knowledge, creativity and an education to understand the world and change it for the better.
Thomas Tallis SEND Department
Tallis SEND is part of an inclusion team led by a Deputy Headteacher and an Assistant Headteacher with the Heads of the two DSPs, the Learning Support Unit and very strong practice in family liaison and counselling. We also have an AHT for Behaviour and Engagement, teacher heads of year and a full-time 5-person Pastoral Welfare Team. There is a parallel structure in the sixth form. Parents choose Tallis because of our record in inclusion, our humane approach to learning and our approachability. We are oversubscribed in all areas.
We expect teachers at Tallis to be expert in their field and committed to their own learning, not just as teachers and leaders but also in their specialist knowledge and development. You will therefore understand yourself as a SEND specialist and burn with desire to impart your skills as a tool to understand and change the world. We expect our middle leaders not only to be experienced teachers, but to have considerable intellectual capacity. This is especially the case in SEND where the ability to plan and achieve goals is challenging and crucial to children’s lives.
Tallis is a school where effective leaders are given much freedom to develop their teams and departments. While committed to creativity and powerful knowledge, we have no imposed style of teaching or leadership. We take workload concerns very seriously and seek to make our provision not only excellent but sustainable. The successful candidate will find that Tallis is a place where much is expected, but much freedom is given.
All candidates will be subject to full Safer Recruitment procedures as laid down by the DfE. If you are interested in applying for this position then please contact Loretta D’Souza for an application pack on HR@thomastallis.org.uk.
Please also take the time to visit our website: www.thomastallisschool.com
Closing date: Friday 16 March
Interview date: w/c Monday 19 March 2018
Attachments: Job Description Person Specification