SENCo, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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The Highcrest AcademyHigh Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR 1B plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications
Contract term: Permanent

Our aim is to establish a culture of excellence throughout every element of our academy and move us from Good to Outstanding.

Just 30 minutes by train from Central London, The Highcrest Academy is the first All Ability Academy in the county of Buckinghamshire. It is culturally diverse and a vibrant school making it a fantastic place to teach. We have some students who will need all your support and yet we also featured in the national Ofsted report (2016) for providing challenge to the most able. Does this enthuse you? 

There are approximately 950 students on roll, which includes the Sixth Form. A new building programme, just completed, comprises a brand new Sixth Form Centre, sports facilities including a gym and a new restaurant and coffee shop for both students and staff.

A high proportion of our students are on the SEN register. The multi-cultural Academy serves a deprived area and has approximately 50% pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds. The Academy has won many awards including the NACE Basic Skills, the Investors in Families Award and we are a Flagship school for the Inclusion Quality Mark. We are also the first school in Buckinghamshire to have gained the EQualities Award.

We are seeking a SENCO to lead all SEN provision at The Highcrest Academy. You will have the vision, energy and a desire to make a difference, be able to confidently manage a team of experienced Learning Support Assistants and liaise with the Pastoral and Inclusion teams as well as external agencies. You will be an excellent classroom practitioner who will be able to support staff in the successful inclusion of students across the school. This post presents an opportunity to build on your existing strengths in a very successful school. In addition, you will be able to develop a vision and direction for learning support that will reflect Highcrest’s commitment to inclusion for all

This role would suit a more experienced teacher. Highcrest offers an innovative and extensive CPD package. No matter what your experience, we will help you develop into the teacher you aspire to be.

“I’d definitely say our INSET and CPD programme/sessions are far better than anything I’ve seen or heard of from other schools.” ... Head of Art

We also have a thriving House system that brings our whole school community together.

“The growing house system encourages competition between not only students but also staff, which creates a real community feeling, making it an enjoyable place to work.” ... Head of Humanities

If you are passionate about education and want to really make a difference to the lives of young people then The Highcrest Academy could be the school for you; a thriving school in the heart of the community, with free on-site parking, staff recognition schemes and free gym to counter the “Friday Biscuits” and on-site coffee shop!

For more information, please download the attached person specification. 

To apply, please click the 'apply' button where you'll be able to complete an online application form.

Closing date: Wednesday 22 May at 8.00am

Please apply early for immediate interview. We reserve the right to close the advert early.

The Highcrest Academy is fully committed to safeguarding children (policies on web). All members of staff are in a “regulated” role under the Vetting & Barring Scheme and have to be DBS cleared prior to employment.



More about The Highcrest Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1494 529866
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