SENCO, Designated LAC and Safeguarding Lead, Derbyshire

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Heanor Gate Science CollegeDerbyshire
Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £51,311 - £56,579LPS10-14
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

SENCO, Designated LAC and Safeguarding Lead

Salary:  L10-14

Required for September 2020 

The Principal of Heanor Gate Science College is looking to appoint an ambitious leader to assume responsibility for inclusion and the strategic delivery of learning support across the school. This position will sit around the senior leadership team of the school and support the Vice Principal in the development of positive culture amongst all sub groups of learners. The successful candidate will also be the strategic lead for safeguarding, LAC and our early help family well-being offer leading a team of over 20 learning support staff.

The successful candidate will have a desire to raise standards of achievement for children with a SEND, to increase staff confidence and competence in teaching children with SEND and to ensure children access equal opportunities to their peers. The successful candidate will hold the relevant SENCO qualifications and have a proven track record of working within a strong pastoral / achievement team. 

Candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • Strong knowledge of the SEND Code of practice
  • Strong knowledge of safeguarding legislation and a relevant DSL qualification
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to lead, motivate and inspire staff and students to reach the highest levels of achievement, along with outstanding classroom teaching
  • Evidence of whole school responsibility or significant contribution to whole school initiatives
  • The ability to operate at a strategic level including effective use of data, self-evaluation and quality assurance processes
  • A track record of successful outcomes ideally from a pastoral perspective
  • A philosophy of strong behavior management

For any potential candidates that wish to discuss the role further, please contact Mrs Kerrie Broderick, PA to the Principal, by email at k.broderick@heanorgate.derbyshire.sch.uk 

No recruitment agencies please.

Applications for this post must be submitted on our online application form which can be found at http://www.satrust.com/vacancies 

In line with safer recruitment policies, references will be called for prior to interview.

The closing date for applications: 12 midday on Monday 20 January 2020 

Interviews will be held on: 27 January 2020

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity and academy sponsor, which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life.  We have a successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning which ensures improved outcomes for children and young people.  The Trust mission statement reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools.  Our highly successful network of 17 schools (8 secondary and 9 primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire.

Vision 

The Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, which provides an outstanding education for local children. Our Trust is a model of national excellence. We work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, in an environment where partnership is valued and success is celebrated. Our education delivers real life experiences for students, promotes independent enquiry and stimulates intellectual curiosity; whilst developing a strong sense of individual responsibility and a personal belief and confidence. All of our students fulfil their potential and make unparalleled progress. They are fully prepared for the next phase of their education and have unrivalled opportunities to become future leaders.

Spencer Academies Trust is a medium sized Trust which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. Our successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. Our mission statement for the Trust reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of 12 schools (5 Secondary and 7 Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire:

We Believe: 

  • All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development. 
  • Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership. 
  • We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff.

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.



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