Head of Learning Enrichment (SENCO), Kingston upon Thames

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Surbiton High Girls' Preparatory SchoolKingston upon Thames

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: United Learning Pay Scales
Contract term: Permanent

Job Purpose

To oversee Learning Enrichment provision across the Girls’ and Boys’ Preparatory Schools 

Key Responsibilities:

  • To identify and screen pupils with learning difficulties 
  • To ensure provision of additional support for pupils appropriate to their needs, enabling strong rates of personal progress over time
  • To provide teaching staff with information on individual pupils’ learning difficulties and how they can be best supported in the classroom
  • To liaise and correspond with parents, the pastoral team, Form Tutors and subject teachers, feeder and destination schools 
  • To organize referrals to Educational Psychologists and other appropriate professionals
  • To maintain a Learning Enrichment Register with details of all pupils who have identified learning differences and/or are receiving support from the department
  • To draw up Learner Profiles and IEPs with SMART targets, and distribute these to teaching staff, advising of suitable teaching strategies 
  • To work closely with Admissions at the Senior School to ensure entrance exams are correctly tailored
  • To provide study skills support and advising teaching staff on appropriate study skills
  • To contribute to whole School policy through discussion with SLT
  • To keep the Senior Leadership Team informed of the relevant developments and changes in policy relating to Special Educational Needs
  • To ensure that the School’s legal responsibilities are met
  • To lead on the EHCP process for individual pupils, ensuring correct protocol is followed and that the school meets statutory requirements
  • To build and maintain relationships with external agencies, and to liaise with HR regarding clearance for external visitors to the School
  • To teach a timetable which includes small groups and 1:1 across KS1 and KS2 both in the Girls’ and the Boys’ Preparatory Schools
  • To be willing to train and support relevant staff
  • To meet regularly with the Head of Learning Enrichment in the Senior School, especially focusing on the progress of Girls’ Preparatory School pupils moving through KS2 into KS3
  • Line management of the Girls’ and Boys’ Preparatory Schools Learning Enrichment Teachers
  • To carry out any such duties as may be reasonably requested

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

  • Good Honours degree 
  • Level 7 Diploma in SPLD, or equivalent
  • A NASENCO qualification, or equivalent, would be an advantage    
  • Evidence of further relevant professional development
  • Have excellent leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire, motivate and support pupils and colleagues
  • Be able to implement systems and manage programmes
  • Be competent in the use of ICT
  • Be well organised with excellent communication skills
  • Have the ability to forge links with parents, the wider community and local partnerships
  • Have the ability to work on one’s own initiative
  • Evidence of successful, inspiring and innovative teaching 
  • Experience of leading and collaborating with colleagues
  • Experience in the use of pupil monitoring and assessment
  • Be passionate and knowledgeable about the learning process for different individuals and have a sound understanding of recent developments
  • Have knowledge of, and commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and adhere to and comply with the School’s Child Protection Policy statement at all times
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Personal warmth to gain the confidence of pupils, staff and parents
  • Personal presence and high standards of personal presentation
  • Ability to communicate concisely and sensitively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences
  • Be able to relate well to adolescents and enjoy their company
  • A team player with leadership qualities
  • A reflective and flexible approach 
  • Positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach to life
  • Ability to think creatively and imaginatively
  • Supportive of the School’s ethos
  • High expectations for pupil attainment, personal development and conduct
  • Commitment to professional development

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following:   


Closing date for Applications: 8:00am Wednesday 26  February 2020 

Interviews to be held week commencing: Monday 2 March 2020

Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email recruitment@surbitonhigh.com

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More about Surbiton High Girls' Preparatory School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: 95-97 Surbiton Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2HW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8546 9756
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