School Name: The Park Community School
Location: Barnstaple

Role Managed By:

Jessica Marshall
Executive Recruiter
Jessica Marshall - Our Team - Academicis
Phase: Secondary
Salary (£): L7 - L12
Start Date: September 2021
Closing Date: 26th April 2021

Thank you for your interest in the post of SENDCo at The Park Community School. This post is being advertised at an exciting time in the development of The Park Community School. We are seeking to appoint a new SENDCo to work alongside a new post in the school structure, a Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for Inclusion, Ethos and Engagement. You will work closely with this new colleague leading and developing SEND provision to ensure excellent opportunities and progress for all students.

In recent years we have seen our roll grown by nearly 200 students and we anticipate being at our maximum capacity of 1500 within the next few years. We are a member of a locally based Trust – The Tarka Learning Partnership (TLP); a local Trust for local schools. The Trust supports a number of schools including Eden Park Academy, Fremington Primary School, Landkey Community Primary Academy, Newport Community Primary Academy, North Molton Primary School, Roundswell Community Primary Academy, Sticklepath Community Primary Academy, Devon Primary SCITT and Devon Teaching School Partnership. The SENDCo would work collaboratively with these schools as a member of the Trust Inclusion Leaders Group

This is a time of growth and change for The Park Community School. To support this development, we seek a colleague to join us working to support our inclusive approach; ensuring this is at the heart of all we do. Working with others to overcome barriers to learning providing support and leadership for our SEND provision. Our inclusive approach recognises and addresses the variety of needs within our community, if successful you will lead the SEND team and support whole school developments to enhance student progress, engagement and outcomes; providing all students the opportunities they deserve to make great progress and achieve highly.

We are ambitious for our school and students and seek a colleague who can help to further shape and take a leading role in delivering our vision around inclusion and developing our SEND provision across all areas of our school. The overarching aim for the school is to provide the best opportunities for all students and staff in our community.

Our vision is to develop an independent student body, who become positive role models in the community with drive to take opportunities provided for them. Actively building effective parental engagement to support the progress and opportunities of all students; where positive communications are the norm.

A ‘Park’ culture where teachers can teach and students are enthusiastic to achieve highly, making progress free from disruption or constraints. Park is inclusive recognising diversity and supporting each student to achieve their potential through an ambitious and stimulating curriculum, reducing barriers to learning, excellent pastoral care and an enhanced super-and extra-curricular offering.

If this role interests you, we would welcome further conversations to help you make an informed decision in applying to work with us.

Introduction to the Post

We seek a dynamic, hardworking and dedicated colleague to lead our SEND provision. Someone who will be passionate and dedicated to improving the opportunities and progress for all students, especially those with SEND. The successful candidate will work closely with our new Deputy Headteacher for Inclusion, Ethos and Engagement to further embed our vision, values and ethos to ensure high levels of engagement across the school and the curriculum in its widest sense. You will work with colleagues at all levels to support inclusive ways of working, developing staff, systems and processes to allow students the opportunities they deserve to make great progress and achieve highly.

You will be joining a hard-working staff team with a range of skills and experiences, being the direct line manager for our assistant SENDCo, SEND administrator and team of HLTAs and TAs.

Our recruitment pack gives further details of the post, the recruitment process and an overview of the wider Trust. We hope you will be inspired to apply for this exciting opportunity.

If you wish to discover more about this exciting opportunity, need any further information or you wish to have an informal discussion, please contact our recruitment partner at Academicis, contact details can be found on the final page of the recruitment pack.

Closing date Midday 26th April 2021

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