Job Ref: R264 Please quote on all correspondence
Start: Easter 2024
Salary: L12 - L16
Location: Bedminster Down School (near Bristol)
Contract: Full time
Are you an experienced senior or middle leader who wants to make a substantial and lasting difference to the life chances of young people? Are you well-organised and calm, with an ability to bring out the best in a team? Do you enjoy building relationships and developing a healthy school culture? Do you have a track record of success? Do you have an excellent understanding of SEND, are a qualified SENCO or somebody who is in the process of training? If so, please consider applying for the role of SENCO at Bedminster Down School.
Our previous SENCO has moved to a whole trust role so we're looking to recruit a new member of our senior leadership team. As a school, we want our SENCO to be a visible leadership presence, ensuring that we do the best for the young people in our care, and advocating for their needs. We want somebody who can work with teachers to develop their adaptive teaching and with leaders to ensure that the curriculum is fully inclusive. Of course, we also want a SENCO who is well-versed in our statutory duties, understands how to make the best of school systems and can form strong links with the local authority and other external services.
Bedminster Down is a school with community at its heart. Our staff team is supportive and caring, and we have strong wellbeing provision. We are lucky to have a fantastic team of well-qualified TAs and HLTAs and all these positions are currently full. You will have the full support of the senior leadership team and the support of trust colleagues, and we benefit from an inclusive, joined-up approach to pastoral care. Behaviour in the school is good with a strong Ready to Learn system in operation. Our SEND team are actively involved in its implementation and fine-tuning. In short, we're keen to recruit somebody with an appropriate range of skills but also with a positive mindset and can-do attitude.
In return we offer:
Futura Learning Partnership is a partnership of schools spanning the Southwest of England that are working together to provide a high-quality educational experience for all students in their care and be a truly inclusive provider of 4-19 education in the area.
The closing date for applications is: 23:59 on 03/12/2023.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December. You must be able to interview on both days to be considered for the post.
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1) Early applications are encouraged. Bedminster Down School reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should the School be able to appoint an appropriate candidate.
Futura Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Your suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. For this post, prior to appointment Futura Learning Partnership will apply for a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, a Children’s Barred list check, two satisfactory references, satisfactory pre-employment health screening and for Teachers, a Prohibition Check in relation to the children’s workforce. In some settings a Declaration will be required in order to meet our obligations under the ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.