Assistant Principal – SLT Teaching Lead and SENDCo

Newlands Academy

  • £62304 - £67880 per annum
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Leadership 6 -10 £62,304 – £67,880 (Inner London Weighting) + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Full Time, Permanent

Septmember 2024 Start Date

If you’re passionate about making a tangible difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in south London, Newlands Academy is the place for you.

Located in Southwark, Newlands Academy is an 11-16 special school catering to boys with social, emotional, and mental health needs (SEMH).

When it comes to looking after our pupils, we never settle for second best. We are looking for an SLT Teaching Lead and SENDCo with the experience, leadership skills and vision to build incredible futures for our students.

You will be responsible for leading on the Quality of Education and SEND, lead on teaching and the strategic direction and development of SEND provision across the school. You will play a pivotal role in shaping and modelling exceptional teaching and SEND practice across the school, working closely with the Principal, leadership Team, and Governing body.

Our ideal candidate will be an experienced teaching leader and hold the National Award for SEND Coordinators and/or is willing to undertake the new NPQSENDCos. Demonstrated excellence as a classroom teacher is essential.

The Academy is part of Academies Enterprise Trust, one of the largest multi-academy trusts in England consisting of 57 schools across the Primary, Secondary and Special phases. As a specialist provision we ensure that we have a multi agency approach so that we comprehensively meet the needs of our children and young people with SEMH. Newlands Academy provides an ambitious curriculum that supports the students to close the gaps in their learning and achieve success through a variety of pathways allowing them to move onto appropriate post 16 placements. The Academy aims for the majority of KS4 students to follow a GCSE pathway with alternative routes tailored to meet the needs of all students. TA targeted intervention programme is run for all students with further opportunities to access therapeutic, and psychological care packages to support the students to overcome and manage their SEMH diagnosis and thrive in wider society.

We can offer you:

  • A positive, community driven school where high staff morale and low staff turnover have contributed to the rapid improvements in attainment and progress.
  • Outstanding facilities including Science labs, Food Technology kitchen, 3G football pitch, subject specialist facilities across Art, D&T and others
  • Free access to personal counselling and psychotherapy service as a staff benefit
  • Participation in our Be Well Hub – we have a strong focus on mental health within our school and local community
  • Happy, enthusiastic and well behaved children
  • A leadership team who welcome fresh ideas, and see the retention of staff as a high priority.
  • Well supported teachers who are committed to driving high standards

We always enjoy visits so do come and see what makes Newlands so special! Call the office on 020 7639 2541 to arrange a time to pop in for a visit.

The role is due to commence September 2024

Closing date: Monday 20th May 2024

Interview date: Thursday 23rd May 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Apply today.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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