Special Education Needs Coordinator/EAL Lead
This is a full-time permanent post, however we would consider 0.8 FTE
Start date: January 2022
Salary: TMPS or UPS (not suitable for NQTs) with a TLR2c £6,695 pa
TLR; TLR2c £6,695pa
Contract Type: Full time and Permanent, would consider 0.8 FTE
St Gregory the Great is a Catholic school located in Oxford, within the Diocese of Birmingham and is part of The Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company (PFMAC).
We are looking to appoint an experienced SENCo/EAL Lead
We believe in the huge potential of our students and focus relentlessly on high aspirations and high achievements. We are a vibrant and improving school, which uses its core Catholic values to provide strength and direction for all our students.
St Gregory the Great Catholic School is seeking to appoint an inspirational SENCo/EAL Lead who is forward thinking, has drive, passion and commitment to deliver outstanding support and to work alongside the Deputy Headteacher within Inclusion.
We wish to appoint someone with sound knowledge of the different challenges and barriers children face, who is passionate about their desire to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students. The successful candidate will need to be a qualified SENCO and hold the National SENCO qualification or be working towards completing the qualification.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate to make a difference to the achievement and life chances of the young people we serve.
The ideal candidate will:
• Qualified teacher status
• Be an effective practitioner with excellent subject knowledge
• Be an effective leader and ability to manage a team of Inclusion staff, Therapeutic Support and EAL teams
• A passion for SEND/EAL and a clear strategic vision for what they want to achieve
• Experience working with a wide range of examples of successful SEND/EAL practice.
• SENCo qualification or be registered and working towards this.
• Up to date knowledge of the SEN Framework & Code of Practice.
• Experience of working with the LA and outside agencies to support children and families.
• A collaborative approach to working, and one who is able to bring their team with them.
• Great communication skills, and able to work successfully with the leadership team, staff, pupils, families and outside agencies
The majority of support takes place within the classroom. Classroom support is prioritised for students with statements of SEN and EHC plans. As the designated SENCO your role is to be the first point of contact for teaching and support staff who work with students that have SEN or are currently undergoing assessment.
All applicants must be fully able to support the Catholic Christian ethos of the school.
For further details, please refer to the job description and person specification.
We are situated in the diverse and lively area of East Oxford, and serve a local population with a wide range of backgrounds and needs, we pride ourselves on our close-knit community, and our commitment to enabling every student to thrive.
We have onsite parking and can also offer free access to our onsite fitness suite.
As we are a Catholic school, applicants must complete the CES application form in order to be considered for interview. There is no requirement to be Catholic in order to be successful at interview.
Please visit the school website for further details and we welcome candidates who would like to visit the school.
Closing Date for Applications: Midday, Monday 10 January 2022
Interviews to be confirmed
Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school to look around, please contact Sophie Upellini School Business Manager with any enquiries or to arrange a visit.
We will comply with all Covid restrictions during any tours or visits to the school and during the interview process.
To comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1998 (as amended by S147 of the Nationality and Immigration and Asylum Act 2002) all prospective employees will be required to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.
St Gregory the Great Catholic School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant for any position will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS (disclosure and barring system) and appropriate Right to Work clearances and our recruitment and selection practices
St Gregory the Great, Oxford 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.