The David Ross Education Trust is now recruiting for a SENCO to start as soon as possible. If you are an experienced SENCO, this role at Thomas Middlecott Academy could be the ideal next step in your career.
About the role
To provide strategic leadership of the provision for students with special educational needs (SEN) across the school in order to ensure that these students make excellent progress
To lead, manage and effectively deploy staff and resources within the SEN provision
To lead, monitor and evaluate the development of learning and teaching strategies for students with SEN
To ensure that staff are provided with relevant information and training relating to the support of these students
To lead on raising standards of student attainment and achievement with SEND students in all year groups and ability profiles
To ensure that paperwork relating to students with SEN meets statutory requirements
To maintain appropriate relationships with parents of students with SEN and with relevant external organisations
To take a full role within the school community as a Senior Middle leader
Act within the statutory frameworks, which set out their professional duties and responsibilities and in line with the duties outlined in the current School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and Teacher Standards (2012).
Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.
Salary & Benefits
UPS3 (£40,490) dependent on experience plus TLR
Access to Teachers Pension Scheme.
Who we are looking for
Qualified teacher status
Evidence of sustained participation in INSET/CPD
Demonstrable evidence of high standards of class teaching
Experience of co-ordinating and developing staff
Experience of managing teaching resources and a curriculum budget
Practical understanding of effective teaching and evaluation strategies
Awareness of current developments in Education and the implications of these
Understanding of Health and Safety issues
Understanding of effective assessment and target setting procedures
Understanding of inclusion and personalised learning
Requirements for an effective inclusion statutory
Developing differentiated schemes of learning
Knowledge of effective target setting strategies
Effective strategies for supporting staff to improve teaching and learning
About The David Ross Education Trust
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 33 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.
We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other.
Thomas Middlecott Academy is committed to providing an environment which encourages all students to maximise their potential. The academy values the individuality of every child and acknowledges the importance of helping every student recognise the spectrum of their own capabilities.
Through personalised approaches and targeted learning Thomas Middlecott Academy strives for every student to achieve their potential.
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Thomas Middlecott Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.