Lead SEND Teacher
MPS or UPS (Outer London) with a TLR payment (TLR2c)
Date posted: Wednesday 27 February 2019
Closing date: Thursday 14 March 2019
Successful candidates informed on: Friday 15 March 2019
Interviews: Interviews will be held according to application
Contract start date: as soon as possible
Salary: MPS/UPS (Outer London)
Contract type: Full time
Contract term: Permanent
Role Title: Lead SEND Teacher
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a lead role for learning across SEND areas, including autism and physical disability.
This role will suit a teacher with a couple of years of teaching experience looking for a new adventure and who wishes to further develop by working in our unique setting.
This is a pivotal role within our school, with responsibility for leading, developing and supporting effective practice for students with SEND. You will work collaboratively with SEND managers to lead two teams further establishing and refining a range of support and interventions for our SEND students across the school. You will benefit from a well-established and highly skilled SEND team within our school, support with your own professional development and engaging students who are keen to learn!
Desired skills and experience:
Knowledge and Skills: an excellent knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning with a desire to learn about implementing quality improvement strategies in teaching and learning across SEND.
Qualifications: Appropriate subject related degree and teaching qualification at secondary or primary levels (no SEND qualification necessary).
Experience: Current or recent experience of teaching in a mainstream secondary or junior primary school.
Personal Qualities: Forward-thinking, creative and committed to providing the very best learning experiences for our students. They will also show that they have excellent communication and organisational skills and an ability to work well with others.
Motivation and Expectations: A commitment to high standards of teaching and learning. A willingness to contribute to and encourage extra-curricular activities across SEND areas.
To apply please complete either the TES Quick Application or our quick application form and return to email@example.com
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Our Springwest culture is one of aspiration, progression and innovation. You will be supported in trying new things and taking risks to improve the life chances of our students. You will make a real difference to our young people. They need you! Job satisfaction doesn’t come any better than that.
YOUR well-being –
We can only achieve our aims if we look after you as well as well as we look after our students.
At Springwest we are committed to:
- Flexibility: you will benefit from a well-planned academy calendar, an annual ‘thank you’ afternoon, two marking days, Wellbeing Weeks, flexible working arrangements and a 2.50 finish every Friday
- Time: The biggest impact on progress is simple – good teaching and learning. Everything else is peripheral. We will give you time to do this as well as additional time at key pressure points in the year
- Realistic Accountability: We have the highest expectations but remain flexible by removing unnecessary checklists that allow you to do your job in a style that suits you. Expect streamlined reporting and assessment and well-planned directed time
- Genuine support: Happy schools have happy teachers and that makes for happy schools. This involves listening to you carefully. Don’t take your work home.
YOUR progression –
We are ambitious for our community. This means our students AND our staff. We want you to become a future educational leader and it is our responsibility to help you make this happen.
- Advancement opportunities: when applying for future jobs you need to show experience and impact. You will be the recipient of high quality and well planned professional development opportunities throughout the year. You will also benefit from development opportunities across the Trust, the Hounslow Education Partnership and our local teaching alliance
- Coaching and mentoring – each member of our staff can chose to be coached and mentored by a member of staff across the MAT allowing you to develop skills and career goals in areas of most interest to you.
Here at Springwest Academy, part of Tudor Park Education Trust, we’re always seeking to better our best. We strive to provide outstanding teaching and abundant opportunities in a wonderfully diverse and compassionate community. We lead by example, providing the inspiration and encouragement needed to nurture fledgling aspirations, confidence and motivation. There is a culture of working together with an At Springwest we… approach to everything we do. Students can focus on making strong progress in a safe and happy environment because they know this is how we do it here. In turn you can plan outstanding learning knowing that students accept that this is how it is done here at Springwest. Our recent Section 8 Ofsted inspection (Jan 2018) confirmed that we are on our journey to outstanding.
Our pastoral structures and systems are excellent and each year group has an attached Pastoral Mentor and Achievement Coordinator. In addition the academy is recognised as having some of the highest quality provision for supporting vulnerable students. We look for every opportunity to celebrate our successes and involve our staff in all aspects of improvement.
We benefit from fantastic sporting facilities and excellent ICT, that allows us to continually develop a more imaginative and modern curriculum. All members of our teaching staff are issued with a laptop and there are interactive boards and projectors in every teaching room. The entire site is covered for wireless access allowing all in our community to learn wherever they may be. We have a very experienced ICT managed service which offers us excellent support.
Springwest is located on a large green site less than 30 minutes from Waterloo and only 7 minutes’ walk from Feltham station. With easy access to the M3 and M4 we are also well located for staff looking to live outside of central London.
This job description allocates duties and responsibilities but does not direct the particular amount of time to be spent on carrying them out and no part of it may be so constructed.
This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It will be reviewed at least once a year and it may be subject to modification at any time after consultation with the post holder.