Are you ready to be a founding member of staff at Leigh Academy Rainham; a place where innovation and tradition combine to make leaders of tomorrow.
Do you believe in maximising the potential of every child?
Can you inspire others and nurture a passion for learning in both students and those you lead?
Would you relish the opportunity to create, shape and build our learning community, as a member of the founding team at Leigh Academy Rainham?
About the role: Leigh Academy Rainham has an exciting opportunity to appoint a suitably experienced Assistant SENCO in a non-teaching capacity to assist in managing the provision for pupils identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEN). The overarching purpose of this role is to promote high quality teaching, effective use of resources, and high standards of learning and achievement for all pupils. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, flexible, well organised and able to work as part of a team as well as having the ability to work alone when required. This role is ideal for candidates currently working in a classroom support position, keen to progress within the SEN remit and take on more responsibility. The position is term time plus 1 week of inset, 37 hours per week.
Key responsibilities include;
- To assist the SENCO in leading the provision for SEN within school
- To manage appropriate resources for Special Needs and Learning Support and ensure that they are used efficiently, effectively and safely
- To develop curriculum resources to ensure that pupils identified as having SEN have the required levels of support
- To support the SENCO in managing the implementation of an inclusive curriculum
- Within the context of the academy’s aims and policies, to work with the SENCO to develop and implement intervention groups and support
- To provide all those with involvement in Special Needs and Learning Support the support, challenge, information and development necessary to sustain motivation and secure improvement in learning
- To support learning of students as allocated by the SENCO and in coordination with Directors of Learning
- To manage and maintain provision maps
- Coordinate access arrangements for pupils during all necessary exams
About Leigh Academy Rainham: In September 2021, we will open our doors to the 180 founding students of our co-educational 11-18yr comprehensive school. Already oversubscribed, our new school is firmly set to be a beacon of excellence for secondary education in Medway. The wellbeing and success of each individual child is at the heart of everything and we are driven by the belief that it is our role to ensure all pupils develop an appreciation of the limitless possibilities ahead of them. Every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education; delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. It is our ambition that in our highly inclusive setting, all our students will flourish, becoming inquiring, compassionate and culturally aware young adults. We will work together to embed the essential skills, knowledge and attributes needed to be highly successful in achieving their own personal goals, as caring members of our community and as leaders in tomorrow’s world.
Our strong learning community works together and shares the value of collaboration; every member of our academy family works together to achieve success, cultivating a strong sense of belonging. Our belief in human-scale education, delivered through our college model, ensures every one of our students is known and valued. Strong pastoral care is at the heart of our academy and we place great importance on building strong partnerships with parents and carers.
Working in a brand new school is a unique opportunity. A flexible approach with a can-do ethos is required, as is drive, grit and boundless enthusiasm. We will be looking to recruit a staff body that has a multitude of talents to enable us to provide a rich academic and co-curricular offer from the outset and look forward to hearing what additional skills, talents and interests you could bring to a role at the Academy. A sense of humour is also essential!
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in development phase, due to open in September 2021 - Leigh Academy Rainham. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.