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Posted on Feb 2, 2019 by Harris Primary Academy Orpington

Orpington, Kent United Kingdom
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We are looking for an inspirational and motivated qualified teacher to join our team as SENCO.

Your opportunity

Your role will be:

  • To assist the Senior Leadership team in managing, leading and developing the school in seeking to attain high standards of pupil achievement, behaviour, social development and effective and efficient use of resources
  • To be a member of the School Leadership Team and make a significant contribution to the strategic development and direction of the academy inline, with the Academy Improvement Plan
  • To provide leadership and direction in supporting meeting the needs of children with SEND
  • To take a lead role in monitoring and school self evaluation
  • To provide guidance and support to other members of staff to achieve and maintain a good quality of teaching and be instrumental in supporting all staff through change
  • To provide analysed assessment data from a variety of sources to inform future whole school planning and resourcing

We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You will be part of a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression; whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

What we are looking for:

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. You will need:

  • The National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO)
  • A passion for children's learning and development;
  • A willingness to try new things and to help develop new strategies in curriculum and assessment;
  • The ability to motivate, lead and inspire colleagues;
  • High aspirations for all children and a desire to raise standards;
  • High aspirations for themselves and a commitment to further development.
  • QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
  • Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
  • An Inner/Outer London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • The opportunity to work with our amazing children/students!

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits.

About Harris Primary Academy Orpington

Harris Primary Academy Orpington is a two-form entry school which opened in September 2016 in Bromley. We believe that every child is different and that everyone deserves the opportunity to be happy, secure and successful. The academy is surrounded by a large grounds which enables us to take our learning outside, including through Forest School.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Orpington?

Harris Primary Academy Orpington is an ambitious two-form entry school, serving an amazing community of children in Orpington. The school has intelligent, witty and well-behaved children; an exciting curriculum; and a fantastic site including an extra large field and sports pitch.

We are located just ten minutes from Orpington Train Station on public transport, or alternatively you can use our car park. We became part of the Harris Federation in September 2016 and we are now looking for teachers to join us on the next steps in our academy transformation.

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Primary Academy Orpington are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call contact Vikki Melhuish (PA to the Executive Principal) in the academy office on or by an email to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

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