We are looking to recruit an passionate SENCO to join our innovative learning community at Springfield Primary School.
As the SENCO, you will help to shape the future vision of the school, promote excellence, equality and the highest expectations for our children and staff. This is a rare opportunity to work alongside a dedicated team of school leaders and educational experts across the primary age range. You will continue to develop the excellent work already embedded by our school leaders. Whether aspiring to be or already qualified as a SENCO, you will be responsible for continuing to develop and lead our SEND provision.
You will be a creative thinker, emotionally intelligent, highly organised and above all, passionate about improving the quality of children’s education.
About Springfield Primary School
Springfield Primary School provides an exceptional learning environment where children academically flourish and emotionally thrive. Our innovative, thematic curriculum enables all children to learn well, developing a life-long love of learning. The well-being of children is at the core of all school decisions, nurturing pupils as they develop: kindness, resilience, confidence and a sense of responsibility for themselves and others. Our beautiful grounds and excellent facilities afford children a wealth of new learning experiences, including an array of extra-curricular activities to develop more broadly their skills and wider interests.
Springfield Primary School is an academy within the multi-academy trust, GLF Schools and we work closely with other primary and secondary schools sharing outstanding practice, expertise and resources.
What we are looking for
An individual who has;
- A strong commitment to raising educational attainment for children and young people with SEND, including working with pupils directly and supporting other staff to do so
- A willingness and ability to develop specialist knowledge and keep up to date with local and national policy and developments
- Influencing and negotiation skills - to influence school strategy and policy, secure sufficient internal resources, and secure the necessary support from external agencies
- Leadership skills - to inspire and motivate other teachers, model good practice, and develop a whole school commitment to supporting pupils with SEND
- Interpersonal skills - for building relationships with parents, teachers, and external professionals
- Written communication skills - for writing learning and support plans, reports on pupil progress, and training and guidance for staff
- Empathy and emotional intelligence, for recognising and responding sensitively to, the needs of pupils and parents
- Analytical and problem-solving skills - necessary for analysing school, local and national data and developing appropriate strategies and interventions.
Why work at Springfield Primary School ?
Our goal is to ensure all children make progress and to develop as independent learners by providing children with a high degree of challenge combined with personalised support. We are committed to providing the very best education for our children within the school we provide exceptional learning environments with a community spirit.
- An opportunity to work in a welcoming, friendly environment.
- An opportunity to work with a highly motivated, engaged and supportive leadership team.
- Exceptional CPD opportunities.
- Work life and family friendly policies.
Thrive in a career at GLF Schools
GLF Schools is a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:
- Continuous Professional Development
- Work life and family friendly policies
- Flexible Working
- Staff Wellbeing
- Career Pathways and Talent Management
- Staff Benefits
- Community and Collaboration
- Valued worker scheme
- Defined pension schemes
Start Date: Easter
Salary: GLF MPR (Fringe) plus a TLR
Hours of work: We are willing to explore both part time and full time options to secure the right candidate
Closing date for applications: 26th January 2022
Interview date: TBC
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place