Due to promotion, Oak View Academy is looking to appoint a dynamic, experienced and part time SENDCO, to work alongside our existing SENDCO from November 2020. This position is a part time temporary position, working 10 hours/week including during some school holidays. The maximum we can pay is M4.
Why work for Oak View Academy
Our school has improved immeasurably over the last 5 years and we are incredibly proud of the progress made. In March 2017 we were graded as being a ‘good’ school through Ofsted. We have lower than average class sizes and our focus is on the wellbeing of the children we support, as well as their education. We encompass a holistic approach to the curriculum and offer our students opportunities many other schools can’t. Examples of this are the residential visits, free-swimming lessons and a free breakfast club. Our curriculum is more than just learning!
We are a warm and welcoming team. We have a well-established Senior Leadership Team who are understanding and caring, not only about our children but our staff. Our staff are given an additional day’s holiday for Birthdays which can be taken during term time. A good work life balance is fundamental to our staff’s well being and as a result our success.
As part of the North West Academies Trust we can offer fantastic opportunities for CPD and career development. Only recently our Head of Infants was appointed as Deputy Head in our school and we are always looking to promote from within when possible.
What we are looking for
We are looking to appoint a part time SENDCO who is familiar with the Cheshire West and Chester SEND paperwork and application process for top up funding and Education Health Care needs assessment.
Due to the demographic of the school, some of our children show challenging behaviour from time to time. As such, someone who has worked in a school with similar challenges is desirable. However, there is plenty of support in place from the existing SENDCO. As a forward-thinking school, we also have a culture of continuous improvement. As a member of our team, any ideas you have will be welcomed as we believe our staff are the most important element in us offering the best education for our children.
This is a fantastic time to join Oak View Academy. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To join us and be successful, you will need to:
- Be a qualified teacher.
- Be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, Overseas police check (if applicable) and professional reference checks.
- Have the legal right to work in the UK.
- Be organised and able to maintain confidentiality.
- Be able to build relationships with children, staff and parents of the school quickly.
- Have a good level of written English which is evident in written reports.
It would help if you have the SENDCO qualification, relevant SENDCO experience or have started this course.