Deputy SENCO, Croydon

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Harris Academy South NorwoodCroydon

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Start date: Immediate Start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance
Contract term: Permanent

We are currently looking to appoint an Deputy SENCO to assist and ensure the provision of SEND, LAC and disadvantaged student support. 

Your opportunity

You will have a wealth of opportunities to develop as a leader with the Harris Federation. We can offer you a range of bespoke courses and qualifications through our Teaching School, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQH for aspiring principals. Succession planning is a key part of our success as a Federation, and we believe that we are at the forefront of developing the next generation of Leaders. We can help prepare you for your next Senior Leadership challenge, investing in your knowledge and expertise through regular support, coaching and a wide range of professional development and training. Your ambitions are ample to the growing success of our academies, maintaining this means putting your ambitions first with a strong career progressive culture. Join us in our mission in cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students.  

What we are looking for:

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.

We are looking for:

  • We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.
  • DfE recognised Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent) and experience of teaching KS1, KS2 & KS3
  • Curriculum knowledge and leadership experience in SEND.
  • National Award for SEN Coordination (or be prepared to undertake or work towards)

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Harris Academy South Norwood

Located five minutes from Norwood Junction train station, a transport hub ten minutes' train journey from London Bridge, Harris Academy South Norwood has belonging and personal growth as our touchstones. We believe that teaching students powerful knowledge and developing their understanding of the world will help them become the best version of themselves: to help them to turn mirrors into windows. The vision for every teacher, every student and every leader is to be outstanding – the expectation is clear, we foster a culture of academic excellence, ambition and aspiration to maintain this. All students, in particular our most vulnerable, are nurtured and cared for in a holistic way. Being a Business and Enterprise Academy brings unique opportunities for the Academy to develop a culture and learning ethos that will bring innovation in teaching and learning to the heart of its philosophy. We want our students to be “business like” and enterprising in their approach to work and how they deal with each other, teachers and visitors to the Academy.  

Why work at Harris Academy South Norwood?

  • A dynamic curriculum, delivered through an ethos of business and enterprise and the very best in technology and resources across our two sites
  • A warm, ambitious family of staff and governors with a passion for learning
  • Excellent personal and professional development opportunities through the Harris Federation network

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Academy South Norwood are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 405 5070 or email info@harrissouthnorwood.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
  • Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
  • An Outer London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • The opportunity to work with our amazing students!

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. 

The Harris Federation

Our academy is part of the Harris Federation, the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. Harris has an unrivalled track record in raising standards and achieving success for the children in our academies.

Professional development and sharing best practice are a key part of the Harris Federation success, and we can draw on this to offer you top quality training at every stage of your career path, from Beginner Teacher to Middle Leader. We will invest in you with coaching, mentoring, and can offer a wide range of training programmes, delivered by our Teaching School Alliance.

We look for talented teachers who are passionate about their subject and making a difference. You can help us transform education in London, and create exceptional places of learning.

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. 



More about Harris Academy South Norwood
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Cumberlow Avenue, South Norwood, London, SE25 6AE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8405 5070
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Harris Academy South Norwood is an 11-18 Academy for 1,100 students that opened in September 2007, located in a purpose built, state-of-the-art new building.

Harris Academy South Norwood is an outstanding Academy and has excellent facilities for teac...