We are looking to appoint a permanent, committed and enthusiastic teacher to be the Deputy SENCO at The Beaconsfield School.
This post would ideally suit someone who has a passion for supporting students with special educational needs and is willing to work with a range of stakeholders to implement the schools’ strategic vision to implement outstanding provision for SEND students.
Whilst a SENCO qualification would be an advantage, a willingness to undertake further training is essential as the post holder should be aspirant to be the SENCO in time.
The Beaconsfield School is a smaller than average secondary school with just over 850 students on roll. Our smaller size gives us an advantage in that we really know and care for every student. Approximately 20% of the school has a special educational need, progress for our SEND students is well about the national average with our 2022 results being +0.65 for students with an Educational Healthcare plan. The SEND department benefits from a purpose build specialist area as well as a dedicated SEN administrator, Literacy support Teacher and eight learning support assistants.
Our most recent OFSTED inspection in February 2019 made the following comments about teaching and relationships at school:
- Teachers are wholehearted in their desire for pupils to achieve well. Relationships between teachers and pupils are constructive and are built on trust and mutual respect. This enables pupils to have the confidence to ask for help and support when they are stuck or unsure.
- Pupils conduct themselves in an orderly manner. They are welcoming, self- assured and act in a polite and respectful way. Lunchtimes are calm, with groups of pupils engaged in friendly conversation.
- The majority of pupils display a positive attitude towards their learning. They are keen to succeed and value the efforts made by their teachers in supporting them in lessons.
- Pupils say that they value teachers’ advice in identifying the progress they are making.
- Our school vision is to ensure every student realises their potential, through every member of our community having high aspirations for success, both within and beyond the classroom. You will be joining a highly skilled staff, who are supportive, show determination and resolve.
Why should you work at The Beaconsfield School?
- Highly supportive staff body, including a staff committee responsible for representing staff wellbeing.
- Bespoke professional opportunities including support to undertake Masters and NPQ programmes.
- Significant investment in a newly refurbished staff room and staff workroom.
- Dedicated time within the school day for co-planning.
- Free tea and coffee for all staff, we believe in providing the best possible.
- Working environment for staff and small gestures make a big difference.
The Beaconsfield School has good road links to London, Reading, Maidenhead and Oxford – situated just 5 minutes from the M40 and a 10-minute walk from Beaconsfield Train Station.
We welcome visits to the school, if you would like to arrange a visit please contact the Headteacher’s PA Sam Harwood, firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to speak to Caroline Legg, Headteacher.
For further information about the school please visit our website www.beaconsfield.bucks.sch.uk
Application forms can be found here: The Beaconsfield School - Staff Vacancies
Completed application forms should be sent FAO: HR Manager to HR@beaconsfield.school
Closing date for applications is 9am, Friday 27 January 2023
Interviews will be held w/c 30 January 2023
We reserve the right to close the application deadline earlier if necessary
Any related and relevant documentation will need to be scanned and emailed to the school prior to interview.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.