This is an excellent opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic colleague to join Saint Gregory’s and to be instrumental in developing and enhancing inclusive practice that ensure the best possible outcomes for all children and young people.

Saint Gregory’s is a high performing, oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational school which has maintained its Outstanding judgement in its most recent Ofsted and Diocesan inspections.  Saint Gregory’s is founded on Catholic Christian values with a strong family and community ethos.  These values are the foundation of learning for our students, providing them with an academic start to life that is supportive, nurturing and inspiring.

The Deputy SENCo will assist the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion/SENCo in developing and managing the provision for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities including promoting high quality teaching, effective use of resources, and high standards of learning, achievement and personal development for all students.

The Inclusion Department has undergone radical reorganisation under the leadership and management of the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion/SENCo who joined St Gregory’s in September 2020.  This has included:

  • Re-location to a new larger area of the school with refurbished accommodation including a dedicated Study Room and Wellbeing Room (including ELSA area) and Inclusion Office.
  • LSA (Learning Support Assistant) Upper and Lower School Co-ordinator posts alongside a number of LSA ‘Champion’ roles for:
  • SEMH
  • ELSA
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Upper and lower School SALT
  • Down Syndrome/Occupational Therapy
  • Enhanced professional development for staff including face to face CPD from MITA (Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants)
  • Providing every LSA with a ‘Toolkit’ comprising of Chrome Book and a variety of resources to support student learning in lessons
  • Every faculty in the school now has a SEND linked teacher Champion
  • Introduction of Edukey Provision Map software

The Deputy SENCo role is the next step in the Inclusion Department’s strategic organisational journey.  We are particularly interested to hear from candidates who are primary teachers (Upper KS2) who would like to develop or diversify their professional career in a secondary setting.

The successful candidate will not have a whole class teaching timetable, but will be expected to lead on and further develop 1:1 and small group literacy and numeracy interventions for students significantly behind Age Related Expectations.

The successful candidate will have primary oversight of students with SEND in Year 7 and Year 8 including those with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP).  This will include chairing Annual Review meetings and liaising with parents, carers, colleagues and external agencies as necessary.

If the successful candidate does not currently possess the National Award for SEND Co-ordination, they must be willing to complete it within three years from the date of commencement.


Further Information & Visits

For an open conversation about the role prior to application or to arrange a visit prior to submitting your application, please contact Mrs Amy Morriss, Assistant Head of Inclusion morrissa@st-gregorys.org.uk to arrange a suitable time.


Safer Recruitment

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory professional references, qualification verification, overseas certificates of good conduct and the right to work in the UK.

All staff are expected to undertake comprehensive child protection training and must share in the school’s commitment to the safeguarding and wellbeing of our students and staff.

A copy of the Safer Recruitment Policy and our CP Policy can be found on our website at www.st-gregorys.org.uk/useful-information/key-documents.


Contract type: 0.6 FTE, permanent
Start date: Easter 2022 (or sooner if possible)
Salary: MPS/UPS
Allowance: TLR 2.1 Full time equivalent £7,017 actual £4,210 (for 0.6 FTE)
Closing date: Midnight on Tuesday 7 December 2021
Interviews: Tuesday 14 December 2021


Applications

Please note that due to the current situation with regard to COVID-19 interviews may have to take place remotely. Full details will be given in the invite to interview letter for shortlisted candidates.

Applicants are asked to submit their application to the HR Department by email to hr@st-gregorys.org.uk.

All of our vacancies are also advertised online at www.TES.com where there is the facility to complete and submit your application online. Please visit our TES Career Site for further information.

We are not currently able to accept postal applications at this time.

No other material (such as testimonials, résumés or CVs) will be considered during the selection process.

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https://www.st-gregorys.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/