Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), Hertfordshire

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Francis Combe AcademyHertfordshire

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Start date: April or September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £45,023 - £49,311 (salary increased for a highly experienced candidate £51,455)
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to appoint an experienced SENCo to join our team.  Are you looking for an exciting, new challenge? Are you passionate about transforming the lives of our young people?  If so, we have the job for you!  

We are committed on our journey to providing an outstanding education for our students and are looking to appoint an inspirational SENCo, dedicated to making a difference in our exciting and forward thinking Academy.  We are looking for an enthusiastic SENCo who has a real passion for education, who understands how to create an inspiring learning environment and provide rich, creative and stimulating opportunities for our students.  

Salary £45,023 - £49,311 depending upon experience (An increased salary is available for a highly experienced candidate up to £51,455).  An excellent knowledge of Access Management would be highly desirable.  As a role model for the Academy community, you will raise levels of student's achievements and help to foster a positive learning environment. 

We will look to you to create a commitment to learning, which enthuses students and gives them the motivation to do well. In return, you will benefit from great support from the Academy's further training and professional development opportunities in developing your wider skills and interests to benefit our students.  

The SENco will provide teaching support to individuals and small groups; identify and support students with additional learning needs (including those with disabilities and the most able) and, working with other professionals, offer advice and guidance to teachers and parents about effective learning strategies for these students.  

Suitable candidates will be forward-thinking, resourceful experts in SEN theory and provision. We welcome applicants from experienced and knowledgeable leaders with the appropriate SENCo qualification already in place and those wishing to aspire to Senior Leadership. Or a highly experienced candidate who will sit on the Senior Team as an Assistant Principal with an associated salary.  

We want from you:  

  • Passion for your subject 
  • Excellent knowledge of Access Arrangements
  • Creativity and enthusiasm 
  • Teamwork within the department 
  • High expectations of yourself and students 
  • Confident IT skills Excellent communication skills 
  • An excellent record of attendance and punctuality 

We can offer you: 

  • Outstanding facilities Strong team of Teaching Assistants and Assistant SENCO 
  • Comprehensive tailored induction programme 
  • Comprehensive Staff Welfare Package 
  • Relocation allowance up to £2,000 
  • Very supportive colleagues 
  • Excellent professional development and guidance 
  • An Academy committed to doing the best for its students  

This is an exceptional opportunity to play a role and make a difference to the future of education with a 21st-century Academy. If you share the Academy's vision and ambitions, possess a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership and want to have a positive impact on young people, families and the community, then we would be delighted to hear from you. 

If you would like any further details about this post please contact Jacqui Hall, Vice Principal Business & Operations 01923 620747 or email j.hall@franciscombeacademy.org.uk Please visit www.franciscombeacademy.org.uk for more information.  

Francis Combe Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance. We are also an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from appropriately qualified persons regardless of gender, race, religion, disability or age. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Horseshoe Lane, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 7HW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1923 672964
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This is a tremendous opportunity to join us on our exciting journey to becoming an 'Outstanding' Academy.  

Following our successful Ofsted in November 2015, we are now a school of choice, with our admission numbers increasing year on year as a ...