SENCo- Maternity Cover
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (Maternity Cover) (SENCo)
We are seeking to appoint an excellent, qualified SENCo and practitioner to join the Intervention and Inclusion team of our successful school as an SENCo to cover for a colleague on maternity leave.
Waingels is an 11 to 18 Co-Educational Academy in Wokingham. We are a popular, high performing Comprehensive school, serving our local community. Our successes and achievements can be attributed to our commitment to establish and grow a Better Never Stops culture, providing a safe, inclusive and rich learning environment where students feel safe and valued, founded on respectful relationships for all. Our ethos and culture are values based. We set high standards and expect all our students and staff to be respectful, kind, resilient and proud of our school, our achievements and our community.
Our values underpin our “Waingels Ready” expectations that we have for everyone within the Waingels community. These expectations form the basis of everything we do, and everything we believe in as a school and as a community.
We are very pleased with our recent Ofsted feedback (June 2023) and how it has endorsed the achievements, improvements and direction that we are travelling in. Ofsted noted that:
- Waingels “continues to be a good school”
- “Pupils enjoy being part of the inclusive community that is Waingels”
- “…the school is a kind and caring school.”
- “Leaders have high ambition of pupils with special educational needs…”
We are also very proud of the achievements of our students. Under the new measures our students at Key Stage 4 and 5 made very good progress.
If appointed, you would join a strong and friendly team of professionals who continually strive for excellence and improve their practice through a range of CPD activities, including professional dialogue and discussion of evidence based pedagogy. The successful applicant will assist the Deputy Headteacher –in the day to day running of the Intervention and Inclusion team; to support in leading, developing and supporting effective practice for pupils with: Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), English as an Additional Language (EAL), Looked After Children and those with additional needs, to ensure that they are able to make rapid progress in line with the School’s expectations.
If you feel your values and ethos align with ours, this is an exciting opportunity for you! We are looking for someone with energy and vision that is ambitious for themselves and the young people of the school. You will have a growth mindset and believe in offering dynamic learning to support across the Key Stages.
Working with us offers you the opportunity to;
- Join a positive school where effort and success is celebrated
- Engage in excellent and personalised professional development opportunities
- Have the support of a dynamic leadership team to ‘take risks’ in a supportive environment
-you have a passion for teaching and learning…
-you believe in curriculum innovation and enjoy thinking strategically…
-you believe in an aspirational education…
-you believe that better never stops…
…Waingels is the place for you to pursue and advance your career!
Our staff and students are proud of our school and we would be happy to welcome you if you would like to come and have a closer look. Please feel free to contact us for an informal conversation about this exciting role. Please telephone the college on 0118 969 0336 or email the Headteacher's Personal Assistant, Jane Jennings, on JenJJN@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk
Download an application pack from our website www.waingels.wokingham.sch.uk
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews arranged accordingly.
The college is committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and to promoting the welfare of all staff and students