Senco - Full-time - Special Needs Position

St Augustine Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4000-168T
  • Posted:09/02/2021
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus a SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:01/09/2021
  • App Close Date:04/03/2021 at 23:45
  • Interviews:To be confirmed

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join St Augustine Academy’s well estbalished SEND department as the school SENCO.

We are looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic SENCO, who will lead and develop the Academy’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) policy and provision in order to raise attainment and achievement of students with SEND.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering high quality interventions to vulnerable students, whilst also be able to demonstrate that they have effectively managed the co-ordination of staffing and resources across a whole school setting.

Qualified teacher status is essential preferably with English as a specialism, or an ability to demonstrate high levels of literacy support previously provided to groups of students.

Applicants should demonstrate exemplary practice and act as role model for other staff, acting as and advocate/champion for supporting all pupils. Applicants will need to integrate within our friendly Academy team as well as needing excellent communication skills to develop a good relationship with students and staff.

Information about the school

St Augustine Academy is an all ability school committed to providing an education that ensures that all students succeed and make the most of the opportunities and experiences available to them. Our core principles are based on developing the gifts and talents of all students, whatever they may be, and guiding them on to a career path to fulfil their aspirations.

Another core foundation of the Academy is our Faith. Our Christian inclusive ethos is encapsulated by our small community Chapter system where every student is known and nurtured. All students have the opportunity to develop their sense of spirituality, morality, self -respect and wellbeing.

We believe that students are engaged and achieve when the environment is both caring and orderly with teaching that fires their imagination and brings learning to life. With a grammar stream, our innovative curriculum and extensive Enrichment programme gives students access to those essential employability skills which future generations will need to succeed.

Vision: ‘believe in more’

St Augustine Academy is a high performing school where every student is known, valued and nurtured. We want to prepare our students to be responsible, enquiring, tolerant and confident members of society who can use their talents and abilities to be successful in a world that is constantly changing.

We are committed to: • Providing an inclusive community based on Christian values • Developing the whole person and inspiring a confident, ‘can do’ attitude • Encouraging individual aptitudes and interests so that students can reach their full potential both academically and personally • Offering high-quality CPD to staff to ensure staff and students are as successful as they can be

We have high expectations and believe in: • Excellent behaviour with courtesy and respect for others • The highest levels of attendance and punctuality • The enjoyment of learning whilst expecting hard work from all involved in the Academy.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.