Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

The MisbourneBuckinghamshire

We are looking for looking for an outstanding, innovative and determined teacher to be responsible for the strategic leadership development of Special Education Needs provision and the operational management of all SEND staff, their resources and accommodation. 

You will lead Special Education Needs provision across the academy and ensure that the academy meets its statutory requirements of the SEND Code of Practice. You will also play a pivotal role in supporting our inclusive ethos, such that students with SEN or disabilities believe that ‘anything is possible’, are happy in school and achieve well.

You will lead a team of committed Teaching Assistants and ARP manager, working alongside an Assistant Headteacher who is a qualified SENCo. We are a “harmonious school” (Ofsted 2017) and we want to attract the best staff and invest in them, as we see them as our most valuable assets.

This is an exciting opportunity to join this successful 11-18 standalone Academy, situated in the picturesque village of Great Missenden. You would be joining us at a pivotal time in our development. We recently launched a unique ‘smaller school’ pastoral system; we have a multi-million-pound sports centre development underway, and are in our third year as the Careers Hub Lead School for Buckinghamshire.

What we can offer you:

• Great students who want to learn

• A strong team ethos, with caring colleagues

• An opportunity to grow and develop as a teacher, a leader and as an expert in your field

• Supportive families

• A school that genuinely believes in supporting staff and student wellbeing

• Free lunches, tea/coffee and regular staff ‘chomp and chat’ events

You will be given the opportunity to explore new ideas and ways of working and be encouraged to be innovative, collaborative, and creative using a range of strategies to develop the SEND department.

So, are you an aspiring or experienced leader with passion and drive to ensure all students achieve well? Do you share our philosophy of high aspiration and expectations for all students? Are you a leader who believes in fostering positive and collaborative relationships between students, their families and school, to help ensure there are no barriers to learning that cannot be overcome? If so, then we would love to hear from you.

This role would suit an already qualified or aspiring SENCo. If you think this could be the role for you, we encourage you to come and visit for yourself or arrange an informal conversation with us. Visits can be arranged by contacting HR@themisbourne.co.uk or telephoning 01494 862869. 

Visit the ‘Joining Us’ area on our website: www.themisbourne.co.uk or contact our HR Officer, Natalie Green at hr@themisbourne.co.uk for further information and an application form. Letters of application should be addressed to the Headteacher. The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 17 May 2021. Interviews will take place on Friday 21 May 2021, although we reserve our right to interview early for exceptional candidates. Please email your application to: HR@themisbourne.co.uk or post to The Misbourne, Misbourne Drive, Great Missenden HP16 0BN marked for the attention of Natalie Green.

The Misbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and follow safer recruitment practices. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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