We are looking for the next person to lead the inclusion agenda across our school. John Ball has a strong reputation for successfully meeting the needs of a wide range of pupils. We strive to ensure that the curriculum and our approaches to learning and teaching meet the needs of all pupils, alongside a carefully tailored package of additional support.
You will lead an inclusion team consisting of a Support for Learning teacher, Pastoral Care Manager, Learning Mentor & SEND HLTA to support you in your work. You will also lead the Learning Support Assistant team across the school.
Whilst experience as a SENDCo is not essential, it would help you to hit the ground running. We will support a candidate to complete the SENDCo qualification and our current SENDCo, who has been promoted internally, will support and mentor you into the role. Previous experience and success of working with pupils with SEMH and their families would be a great advantage.
You will work with a highly experienced team of Senior Leaders and we will invest heavily in your leadership and career development. As a lead school within the Challenge Partners and PiXL organisations, we have a ready-made set of networks for you to tap into. You will be trained to take part in the review of other schools in the Challenge Partners Network as well join our Hub's Inclusion leaders group and the many opportunities on offer in Lewisham through Lewisham Learning.
You will also be part of our safeguarding team, eventually taking on the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead in our school. Again we will invest in your training in this area.
We are willing to consider a part time contract on a permanent basis for the right candidate ie 0.8FTE
John Ball School is situated in Blackheath Village in South East London with excellent transport links to London & Kent.
What do you need to know about us?
We were inspected by Ofsted in November 2013 and judged outstanding in all areas. Ofsted said:
“The exceptional Head teacher is aptly supported by an excellent senior and middle leadership team which shares his high ambitions of an inclusive learning environment where all pupils are treated equally and make outstanding progress.”
We have a strong track record with inclusion and all of our pupil groups perform very well. Our provision is strong and the successful candidate will work with a large team of staff and will have access to a wide range of well established links with other agencies and professionals.
We have a current school roll of 610 pupils and are gradually expanding to 3 forms of entry across the school; a fantastic extension and refurbishment of our building is helping us realise this.
We serve a culturally, socially economic diverse community.
Our pupils behave outstandingly well and always give their best.
We provide them with a rich and varied curriculum both in and out of the classroom.
We are a happy staff team!
We support one another. People want to work with us.
We provide very good support for staff, where ever they are on their career path.
Our parents are incredibly supportive and want to help their children to learn.
John Ball School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We implement all elements of the safer recruitment process and all posts are subject to pre-employment checks. References will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
John Ball School is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of the community, regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation.
The closing date is Thursday 22nd March at 12 noon. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 28th March.
We welcome visits to the school. If you would like to come along, please contact the school office on 020 8852 1601
Application packs and further details can be obtained from our school website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org