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Assistant SENDCO

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Vacancy Summary
Employer:
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary:
£28,356 - £30,108 pro rata
Location:
Heathcote School & Science College, Normanton Park, Chingford, London,
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Term Time
Hours:
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
16/11/2018 at 09:00 AM
Reference:
SCH/18/79812
Vacancy Description

Assistant SENDCO

Scale SO1, point 29 – 31 (actual salary £24,799 - £26,331)

36 hours per week, term time only (45.6 weeks)

Commencing as soon as possible  

We are looking to recruit a qualified and talented Assistant SENDCO to support the SENDCO with both strategic and operational planning, ensuring that pupils with SEND achieve the best possible outcomes in line with all other pupils, and to take the lead with provision and support at KS4.  

The successful candidate will be an experienced practitioner who understands the demands of pupils with a wide range of special needs and disabilities. You will have sound experience of working with SEND students, with an awareness of the range of strategies available to address the differing needs which exist in the mixed ability classroom, enabling pupils to overcome their barriers to learning.  

You will be working with and supported by an experienced team of teachers and leaders, Teaching Assistants and HI Communicators. The school has a successful HI provision with capacity for up to 13 learners.  

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 school on a rapid journey of improvement. The Headteacher joined the school in 2017 and is working with all stakeholders to ensure we provide the best education and life chances we can to the young people of our community. We have recently had a full Ofsted inspection where we were graded as good in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential in a high challenge, low threat environment. 

Ofsted (September 2018)

“The Headteacher and other senior leaders are ambitious for their pupils and provide strong strategic leadership.”

“Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are courteous and respectful.”

Teachers speak highly of the many opportunities they are given to develop their practice. Staff who are new to the profession feel valued, supported and enjoy their work.”

Our Values:

Encourage

We encourage our pupils to take pride in their learning and community – to work hard, pursue continual improvement and achieve to the best of their abilities. pupils seek and embrace feedback and show tolerance and mutual respect to each other.

Challenge

We challenge our pupils to take responsibility for their learning, to be resilient to failure and to self-regulate their behaviour. All our staff and governors are determined that all pupils confidently strive for success and expect them to be present and punctual.  

Succeed

We succeed when all pupils reach their academic potential and are thoughtful, caring and honest citizens; leaving Heathcote fully prepared for the next stage of their life – whether that be in education, training or employment. We succeed by letting them do so in a comfortable and safe environment where they take a proactive role and develop socially.  

If you are interested, please look at our school website www.heathcoteschool.com where you will find application forms and further information. We welcome and encourage visits to the school and if you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the School Office on 020 8498 5110.  

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk  

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 16th November 2018 at 9am

Indicative date for interviews: w/c Monday 19th November  

Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.



Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.