SENCo (Upper School), Wembley/London

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Preston Manor SchoolWembley/London

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Start date: January or April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Main/Upper Pay Scale + TLR 1c £11,449
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Working at Preston Manor means that you benefit from working in a school with a 80 year old reputation for success, whilst also enjoying the excitement and innovation of being part of a new school having recently become an all-through co-operative school. We are a large learning community with students from ages 4 – 19 years old and our curriculum expands across six key stages. 

Joining us means you are joining an esteemed, outward facing establishment which is currently breaking new ground into its exciting future. We are oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour, excellence in teaching and learning, an inclusive and welcoming community. We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We pride ourselves on having excellent student leadership and high staff-retention rates.

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, ambitious and innovative professional with excellent leadership skills and prior experience of working as a SENCo who has the vision to shape and oversee Learning Support provision at our school.  

The post holder will lead the work of our large Learning Support team of SEN teachers and LSA’s to contribute to the raising of student achievement and will support the Assistant Head (Inclusion) with oversight of our Speech and Language and Autistic Spectrum Additionally Resourced Provisions. 

The successful applicant will take specific responsibility for developing, implementing and reviewing the SEND and therapeutic intervention programme for students. The role will be multi-faceted and include sharing best practice and developing intervention strategies for use across the school. 

We are looking for candidates who: 

· are highly ambitious for our children and students and who are committed to building their confidence and aspirations 

· are committed to children and students’ academic and personal development

· are inspirational teachers with the highest expectations of attainment and behaviour

· have successful experience of motivating staff and improving performance

· have excellent teaching skills and are able to demonstrate and develop in others quality Wave 1, 2 and 3 teaching and learning

· have a proactive and creative approach to working with others

In return we can offer you:

· The unique experience of working in an all-through school

· A strong, supportive staff team committed to raising standards

· Tailored professional development opportunities

· The opportunity to help shape and drive the vision of our Inclusion Department

The school is situated within sight of the iconic Wembley Stadium, and provides access to all that Wembley has to offer. The school benefits from fantastic links both through public transport and by car. It is a short 10 minute walk from Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations and a 10 minute bus journey from North Wembley Station. The Metropolitan, Jubilee and Bakerloo lines as well as the London Overground/Network rail are within easy reach of the school. Central London locations can easily be reached within 20 minutes from the school. The school is also accessible to major motorways (M25, M1, M40 and A40 etc.). 

The above post provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality and well-resourced environment and to become part of a highly motivated and visionary team of teachers.

Student quotes:

"Students at Preston Manor are always aiming high supported by the teachers who push them further.’ 

‘Preston Manor is a vibrant, diverse and enriched community. The discipline and teaching is first-class, giving us a wider perspective of how the world around us works.’

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.

Closing Date: noon Monday 19 November 2018

Interview Date: w/c 19 November 2018

The school reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.

Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.

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More about Preston Manor School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Carlton Avenue East, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 385 4040
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Preston Manor School is a mixed, non-denominational, all-through state school with academy status, based in Wembley, north-west London, for children aged 4-18. It is a member of the family of Co-operative Trust Schools. It is a large school with appr...