SENCO, Barnsley

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Horizon Community CollegeBarnsley

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L5 - L9
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Salary: L5 – L9

Permanent Opportunity 

To start: September 2018 

Horizon Community College opened its doors in September 2012 with the challenging ambition of raising achievement to a level that would put the college among the top 10% of schools in the country. With an extremely positive Ofsted report describing the college as ‘Good’ in every category, achievement and attainment significantly above the national average and an enviable staff base, we are well on our way to achieving this.

We have a vision for redressing the imbalance, re-shuffling the pack and giving the young people of Barnsley a better hand – a better deal - breaking the ‘vicious circles’ of underachievement and low aspiration and transforming the lives of every young person.

Examination results have been consistently high since Horizon Community College opened. Success in the English Baccalaureate subjects: English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Languages means that the number of students achieving the English Baccalaureate is extremely high and significantly above the national average. Examination results in other subjects: the Performing Arts, Art, Photography, PE, RE, Computing, Textiles, Sociology, Business Studies are also exceptionally high. We are extremely proud of these achievements which place the school in the top 27% of schools in the country.

It is heartening to see so many students taking on leadership roles within the college and within the wider community. We want Horizon Community College to be at the heart of this community and the impact of community enterprise activities and the full car parks up to 9.30pm in the evening highlight just how far we have come in achieving this goal too.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and talented SENCO to lead and co-ordinate the SEND provision for all students across the College. You will be responsible for leading on targeted and specific SEND interventions. You will monitor and evaluate the impact of your SEND team and the SEND provision to support students. You will be responsible for implementing robust plans that continue to improve SEND provision across the College and report its effectiveness to all stakeholders.

Horizon offers the successful candidate a whole-hearted commitment to professional learning that places individual development at the heart of its ethos. You will also benefit from opportunities to learn as part of a dynamic, forward-facing leadership team with an outstanding track record in school improvement.

For full details, to discuss the role or to request an application pack, please contact our recruitment partner, Jessica Galvin at Hays Education on or 0114 217 1556. We welcome visits from potential candidates - please contact Jessica to arrange this.

The closing date for this post is Friday 18th May at 12.00 noon. 

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 21st May.

Horizon Community College reserve the right to close this advert prior to the closing date above.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A criminal records bureau check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.

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More about Horizon Community College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Dodworth Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 6PD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1226 704230
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