SENCO, Wigan

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The Deanery Church of England High School and Sixth Form CollegeWigan

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TPS + TLR1c (currently £11,249)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Do you want to work in a forward-looking, successful 11-18 Church of England High School & 6th Form College?   

Required from September 2018: We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a SENCO to join our team and make a huge contribution to transforming the learning and lives of our students.  This is a hugely pivotal role, with responsibility for leading, developing and supporting effective practice for students with SEND.  The SENCO will lead a team of dedicated staff in establishing and implementing a range of support and interventions for our SEND students across the school and college.  This post has a small teaching commitment, based on your subject specialism, and the successful candidate would be expected to model and advise on outstanding classroom practice particularly in terms of inclusion.  We offer you the chance to join a very well-established and highly skilled team, support with your own professional development and engaging students who are keen to learn.  

What are we looking for in you?  To be successful you need to be a qualified teacher with experience of SEN related responsibilities, policy and practice across key stages 3, 4 and 5.  The successful candidate will be passionate about inclusion, a champion for all students with SEND and an advocate for some of our most vulnerable.  Whether you are at the start of your SENCO career or have a wealth of experience, we are interested in talking with you about how you will help us to create outstanding inclusive provision and life-changing opportunities and outcomes for our students. As a school we feel it is important to hire for the right attitude which is why we look for teachers who are enthusiastic, focused and resilient to the day to day pressures that teaching brings.  

Our ideal candidate will: 

• have the highest of expectations and aspirations for themselves and others 

• consistently strive for excellence in order to ensure that all students are challenged to be the very best they can be 

• lead, motivate and inspire others within a culture of respect, dignity and celebration 

• be an innovative, creative and strategic thinker 

• use data to identify and track the progress of vulnerable groups/students 

• have excellent leadership and management skills 

• have the knowledge, skills and commitment to transform the lives of our students  

Responsibilities will include: 

• taking a strategic overview of the curriculum design and implementation for students with SEND across all key stages 

• ensuring the needs of all students with SEND are met and that they are supported to make good progress 

• advising, supporting and training class teachers, learning support assistants and mentors, enabling them to offer high quality provision to SEND students 

• co-ordinating the school’s responsibilities during the statutory assessment process, with a view to ensuring that students with a high level of need obtain an EHCP 

• advising and supporting the parents/carers of students on our SEND register  

In return we can offer: 

• A vibrant, hardworking and committed staff 

• Well motivated pupils and supportive parents 

• A distinctive Christian ethos 

• A brand new school building completed September 2017  

Applications are invited from candidates able to uphold the Christian ethos of the school.  The post is covered by the Protection of Children Act and is therefore subject to an enhanced DBS check.  Completed applications should be returned to: 

Mrs Tracy Wogan, HR & Admin Manager

T: 01942 597501  E:  

Closing date:  Monday 19th February 2017  

o The progress made by the majority of pupils currently in the school is improving strongly and rapidly.  Their progress is now good.

o Teaching is good.  Teachers are knowledgeable about their subjects and most provide suitable stretch and challenge for pupils. 

o Pupils have positive attitudes to learning.  They take pride in their work and behave well in lessons and at social times. Ofsted 2016

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More about The Deanery Church of England High School and Sixth Form College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Frog Lane, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1HQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1942 768801
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