An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced SENCo to join the leadership team at Marden Vale C of E Academy in Calne.
Marden Vale currently has 265 children on roll across 10 classes, 2 resource base rooms and a nurture room. We have fantastic resources that are used to make sure children achieve their full potential. These not only include our team of hardworking staff but also our pastoral team, specialist reading recovery teacher and our fantastic outside facilities including a large outdoor stage, wildlife area and our very own farm!
The SENCo will promote an inclusive culture throughout Marden Vale Academy, enabling all children to achieve their best. The successful candidate will play an important strategic role in the leadership of the academy, developing systems and teaching to ensure equal access and high levels of achievement for all groups of pupils. The role involves co-ordinating appropriate provision for children with special needs and liaising with colleagues, parents/carers, therapists working on-site and outside agencies. This role is full time and does not come with a class teaching commitment.
In September 2015, to strengthen our drive for continued school improvement alongside our thirst for greater collaborative working, we joined the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust (DSAT). To find out more about DSAT please visit www.dsat.org.uk
Part of the reason for joining a Diocesan Trust was to respect and develop our church school status. We have good links with the clergy of St Mary’s Church. As well as clergy leading some worship within our school, we also hold services in church, support community events and use the church as a learning resource for our children.
The successful applicants will need to:
- be willing to embrace, support and develop the Christian ethos of our school
- be a team player
- lead, inspire and motivate children
- have high expectations and experience in being a SENCo
- have a desire to improve their own practice further
In return we are proud to offer you:
- enthusiastic children
- willing, hardworking staff team
- supportive parents who are keen to be involved
- a strong team of governors
- CPD across the Trust
- development opportunities within the Trust including opportunities to collaborate and lead on Trust wide initiatives as appropriate
We strongly encourage you to take a look at our website and that of the Trust to get a feel for us. Visits to the school strongly encouraged. Please contact the school office on 01249 704444 to arrange a suitable time.
Please see links to the school and DSAT websites www.mardenvale.dsat.org.uk and www.dsat.org.uk.
For further information and to arrange a visit, please contact the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01249 704444.
Marden Vale CofE Academy, William Street, Calne, Wiltshire. SN11 9BD
Marden Vale CofE Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.