Start date: 1 September 2023
We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated, and innovative SENCo to join our team at Howard of Effingham School. We are looking for an inspirational teacher with the ability to create a nurturing learning environment, a commitment to ‘Bringing out the Best’ in every student, and a genuine passion for their subject. The ability to teach to A level is desirable but not essential.
Teaching and Learning is at the heart of everything we do at the Howard, and we prioritise planning time for teachers with 16% PPA compared with the 10% national average. The Howard is a place where you really do have the space to teach, and we encourage colleagues to try new things, take risks, and have fun in the classroom. Our teachers are encouraged to be themselves whilst reflecting on the latest developments in pedagogy and how they can be applied. Central to our ethos are the positive relationships and personalised approach which we take with all our students.
As a Howard teacher, you will be fully supported both within the faculty and by the senior leadership team. Our outstanding staff and students make us a great place to work, and you will find plenty of opportunities to socialise and get to know your new colleagues. When you join us, you will gain access to our extensive CPD programme and be well supported in achieving a realistic work/life balance.
The Howard is a welcoming, creative, and community-based school where through our values of Ambition, Opportunity, and Inclusion we set high standards which enable our students to develop into proud, confident, and responsible members of the global community. It is the lead school in the Howard Partnership Trust, and a great place to work: with a real focus on collegiality and staff wellbeing.
Students at the Howard enjoy and are reflective about their learning, and teachers develop and explore the passions for their subjects. We offer a broad and rich curriculum which allows our students to thrive whatever their interests, and we also provide a wealth of enrichment opportunities beyond the curriculum. Ours is a school where students are celebrated and supported as individuals, have the very best experiences, and achieve exceptional results. Each year, our GCSE and A-Level results place us amongst the best comprehensive schools in Surrey and nationally.
We are proud to ‘Bring out the Best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes and so increase their life chances for their future success and fulfilment. Being part of The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) will provide you with a wealth of opportunities, including excellent career progression routes. Regardless of your experience or level of responsibility, you will find a range of exciting opportunities to ensure that you can constantly develop and progress.
THPT value their staff highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, access to discount schemes, membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme, and access to the Employee Assistance Programme through Health Assured. PPA time at THPT Schools is generous, with teachers receiving 16% PPA compared to the 10% national average. THPT schools also offer all teachers an additional commuted INSET day in the Autumn Term to support staff wellbeing.
All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.
The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.
Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.
Values and Behaviours
The Howard Partnership Trust is a values-based organization which seeks to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values.
Our values will be assessed through the selection process. We therefore ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also how they demonstrate our values.
Our THPT values are:
· Integrity - displaying honesty and having strong moral principles
· Partnership - working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals
· Advocacy - working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success
· Resilience - finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened
· Compassion - displaying empathy towards and a desire to help others
· Aspiration - aiming high to achieve success
Howard of Effingham School 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.