The Inclusion Department aims to provide outstanding support to students across the academy, with the aim that students with SEND at Laureate Academy make progress significantly above the national average. A diverse team of professionals provides support for students with cognitive needs, communication needs, sensory and physical needs, and emotional, social and mental health needs.
The lessons-first policy within the academy, as well as a commitment to inclusive practice, means that the majority of the work of the Department takes place within students’ normal timetabled day. Staff within the Department take their support to students’ classrooms, limiting the need for withdrawal where possible. Students with SEND are involved in all areas of academy life. Support is also available for students with social or emotional barriers to learning.
A member of the team would be expected to demonstrate a passion for education within one or two particular subject areas, and the ability to give high-quality support across the key stages and range of abilities. They would also need to work with a positive approach towards our targets and developmental priorities.
Please find attached more information about the role and a full job description.
In return we can offer you:
• A supportive leadership team, cohesive staff body, and very purposeful environment to work in.
• The opportunity to work within an innovative and ambitious family of schools.
• The opportunity to work with enthusiastic, well-behaved and hardworking pupils.
• Access to our employee benefits platform – Perkbox
• Access to the government backed Cycle to Work Scheme
• An area well served by public transport and free on-site car park
• Free use of our on-site gym.
• Competitive salary and generous holiday entitlements
• Key benefits including pension scheme and season ticket loan
You will be:
• have excellent academic qualifications;
• be willing to develop their understanding of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities;
• have excellent communication skills;
• be willing to advocate for students who require bespoke teaching and learning approaches;
• be organised, energetic and self-directed;
• be committed to the wider school life and willing to engage in a range of extra-curricular activities;
• safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
The Laureate Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.