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Stratton Upper SchoolCentral Bedfordshire

Salary Scale L5 – L10 (£46,566 to £52,723 p.a.)

September 2021 start date

Stratton Upper School is seeking to appoint outstanding SENCo / Teacher of Special Educational Needs.  This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and inspirational professional to play a key part in the leadership of our Special Educational Needs department. 

The successful candidate would Lead the department, supporting and promoting an inclusive culture throughout the school, enabling all students to achieve their best, overcoming barriers to learning and participation.  This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced SEN Teacher with three or more years’ experience as a successful classroom practitioner who wishes to develop their career as a member of the extended Leadership Team. 

At Stratton we believe in providing a safe and caring school community where every child is valued and has access to support and guidance, allowing them to flourish.  We are committed to ensuring that all students, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and who are otherwise vulnerable or disadvantaged, receive their right to a high quality, accessible and balanced curriculum.  Our aim is to provide all children with the best possible outcomes in preparation for life‐long learning.  We endeavour to raise aspirations and expectations for all students by working in partnership with parents/carers and listening to students. All successes are celebrated at Stratton to develop well rounded individuals who feel valued, demonstrate resilience and are as independent as possible. 

The SENCo will lead the SENDV Team who are based in a dedicated area which provides a central hub that offers support to individuals and small groups of students.  The SENCo is supported by a team of 9 Teaching Assistants and a SENDV Administrative Assistant.

At Stratton Upper School diversity is celebrated through an inclusive culture in which every student can thrive from feeling respected and valued for the positive contributions they make.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. 

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, satisfactory references and medical checks.

We are committed to diversity & inclusion and equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships

Closing date for applications:  12 noon on Thursday 20th May 2021.

Interviews will be held:  Tuesday 25th May 2021.

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