We are looking to appoint a committed and compassionate member of staff to take on joint responsibility, with our existing SENDCo, for leading our provision for students with additional learning needs.
We want to continue to build our expertise so we can fully cater for the needs of every student in our warm and welcoming community, and you will work as part of a SEND leadership team, together with the existing SENDCo, SEND teacher, Transition Group teacher, Cullum Centre Manager and LSA Team leaders. We currently have on average, 20 students per year on the SEND register.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative and ambitious practitioner to play a key role in the development of the school and make a significant impact on the life chances of our students. Exact responsibilities will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
We are looking for someone with:
• Previous experience of working within an inclusive team and a good understanding of the needs of SEND students and their parents.
• An excellent working knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and current SEND legislation.
• Appropriate specialist qualifications in SEND / National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination, or be prepared to work towards this within 2 years of appointment.
• Experience of completing SEND assessments and pastoral plans.
• Successful teaching experience in the area of SEND/EAL/Literacy/ASC/BESD and the ability to deliver specialist training support to colleagues.
• A proven track record in raising attainment and accelerating progress; and;
• Excellent organisational, administrative, communication and interpersonal skills.
• a competitive salary - London Fringe Pay Scale plus TLR 1.2 (FTE £9,661);
• Two week Autumn half term and a minimum two week break over the Christmas period;
• Friday afternoon non-contact time;
• Priority admissions criteria for children of staff (see application pack);
• interest free travel/relocation loan;
• on site gym; and
• professional development support and an extensive CPD programme.
Hinchley Wood is an inclusive, high achieving and highly sought after school with 1,300 students on roll including 240 in our 6th form. Located on the borders of SW London, we pride ourselves on celebrating student progress and development as well as academic achievement. In 2018 our Progress 8 score of +0.90 put us in the top 5% of schools nationally, and we are in the 100 top performing schools in England and Wales in terms of the progress our students make between the end of Key Stage 2 and their GCSEs. Our 6th Form value added score of +0.39 also puts us in the top 100 schools nationally.
If you would like to discuss this role prior to application please call 020 8398 7161, or during the school Easter closure email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application packs giving information about the role, department, school and how to apply can be downloaded here or from our website: http://www.hinchleywoodschool.co.uk/243/vacancies
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 23rd April 2019 (noon).
Interviews are provisionally planned for: Friday 3rd May.
Hinchley Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The position advertised is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.