Hours per week: Full time, term time only
Contract type: Permanent
Ark Victoria Academy
Telephone number: 0121 393 4459
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ark Victoria Academy is seeking a committed and passionate SENDCO Assistant to join our Secondary Phase. Under the direction of the SENDCO you will co-ordinate the support and provision for pupils with special needs.
You will plan and work to ensure pupils have successful inclusion into mainstream schooling to maximise their opportunities for effective learning and achievement.
The successful candidate will:
• have experience of working with Secondary students in a similar role
• be enthusiastic and have a flexible approach to work
• be a graduate and have evidence of English and Maths at GCSE (A-C) or equivalent
• have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils
About Ark Victoria Academy
Aim high, be brave, be kind, keep learning!
Ark Victoria Academy is a high performing school across all key stages, providing pupils with a unique journey in their education through the curriculum, personal development programme, student experience offers and the vast range of opportunities that we are able to provide as an all-through school. 73% of all grades awarded at GCSE 2023 are grade 4
and above, against a national figure of 68%. 67% of students gained a grade 4 or above for English and maths. At KS2 82% of pupils gained the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, against a national figure of 59%. 87% of our pupils achieved the expected standard in reading and 85% in maths. Our provisional P8 score of +0.55, which based on
last year's results would place us in the top 20% of all schools.
Whilst being a large school, we are able to retain a family feel, to nurture our pupils through their schooling and ensure that they leave us with the skills and qualifications necessary to continue their journey of life-long learning in a university or career of their choice.
It's for this reason that Ark Victoria Academy was judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2019, with a strong emphasis on expert subject knowledge from our teachers, strong teaching and leadership and a focus on excellence for our students and staff.
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Why work for our school?
Hear what our teachers have to say about working at Ark Victoria Academy
• we take CPD seriously, which is why we offer twice the number of training days as standard
• our school’s ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’ are a great hit – get in touch to find out more
• our staff can take advantage of our on-site fitness suite
• access to Ark Rewards scheme offering up to £1,000 a year in savings from over 3,000 major retailers
• interest-free loans of up to £5,000 available for season tickets or a bicycles
• gym discounts offering up to 40% off your local gym
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
Closing date: 23 November 2023, 11:00am
Please visit our website and submit your application. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.
For an informal, conversation about the role please contact HR Manager, Kelly Mubarik on 0121 393 4459 or email: email@example.com
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.
Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.
Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.
An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.