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Assistant Head Teacher (Senco) - Fixed Term

Pelham Primary School, Bexleyheath

  • Ref:KCC303-2012-4L
  • Posted:17/05/2022
  • Pay:L9 + R&R for additional duties
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:23/05/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:25th May 2022

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Illuminate Minds Trust is a small but aspirational trust with ambitions to grow and work collaboratively with primary and SEND schools in order to creatively meet the needs of all pupils in our communities.  We are highly inclusive and forward-thinking, believing that every child deserves the best education with the mission statement of “Excellence Every Day” as the golden thread woven through our schools.

In order to support the next chapter in our journey and ensure that our schools are a beacon of outstanding practice for SEND, safeguarding and inclusion, we are seeking to appoint a new Assistant Head Teacher (SENCo) (1 Year Fixed Term Contract) who will have a dual role which is both inward and outward facing.  The role involves working as part of the Senior Leadership Team of Pelham Primary School, managing the Specialist Resource Provision for Hearing Impaired Pupils, and leading on SEND as SENCo throughout the school, working with a team of specialist Teaching Assistants delivering high quality interventions and promoting inclusion.  As part of our future growth strategy, the Trust is keen to explore opportunities to develop partnerships beyond our local area and promote the organisation as a specialist training hub.  The role will therefore involve close working with the Trust Executive Team on the development and delivery of training to other schools and professionals. 

If you are a great communicator who is well organised, innovative and creative, committed to achieving the best outcomes for all learners and puts children at the heart of all decision-making, you may be the person we are looking for!

For further details about this vacancy , please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.  If you would like to discuss the role please contact Claire Robinson (COO) on 0208 303 6556.  Please submit completed applications to COO@illuminateminds.org

Illuminate Minds Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school.

Illuminate Minds Trust is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery and expects employees to comply with our values of promoting equality and diversity, treating colleagues and service users with dignity and respect at all times. This commitment must be evidenced in practice. Any behaviour that falls below these standards is unacceptable to the School and potentially constitutes misconduct.

 

 

Information about the school

Illuminate Minds Trust is a small but aspirational trust with ambitions to grow and work collaboratively with primary and SEND schools in order to creatively meet the needs of all pupils in our communities. We are highly inclusive and forward-thinking, believing that every child deserves the best education with the mission statement of “Excellence Every Day” as the golden thread woven through our schools.

Pelham Primary School is a two form entry primary school within Illuminate Minds Trust, a small thriving academy of two trust schools. The school is located in the centre of Bexleyheath with excellent transport links. Fairford School is based in the centre of Barnehurst and has two forms of entry. Partnership working between the schools is encouraged!

Our core purpose is “Excellence Every Day” through:-

• Working with children, young people and their families to promote engagement in learning and a work ethic which will help them secure a positive future.

• Delivering a curriculum in every school which meets the needs of the cohort and supports the development of rounded individuals with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions and have agency over their futures.

• Offering experiences which are rich and diverse and widen the perspectives of all of our pupils beyond their lived experiences, reducing gaps and disadvantage.

• Encouraging participation and ownership of the school communities by all members of our staff to enable Trust development through contribution and collaboration.

• Creating a coaching culture to develop a workforce which is flexible to meet the need of every child or young person within our academies and “future proofs” us as a Trust in an ever-changing landscape.

• Developing systems and processes which safeguard our communities and reduce workload through sharing of resources and practices and avoidance of duplication.

• Ensuring the learning environment is fit for purpose, safe and stimulating to support the development of confident, happy pupils who want to attend school and are kept safe.

• Ethical leadership of the Trust

Your Application

To apply for this vacancy please download and complete the application form, from the downloads section below. Applications should be submitted via email to pelhamrecruitment@illuminateminds.org . Please note we cannot accept Kent Teach application forms or CV's.

References will be requested for shortlisted candidates prior to interview. Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Illuminate Minds Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school.

Illuminate Minds Trust is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery and expects employees to comply with our values of promoting equality and diversity, treating colleagues and service users with dignity and respect at all times. This commitment must be evidenced in practice. Any behaviour that falls below these standards is unacceptable to the School and potentially constitutes misconduct.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).