Contract Type: Full Time
Job Start Date: 2021-05-01
Salary: Leadership Scale 3-7 (£45,495 - £50,190)
School Type:
Free School Secondary
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 11-19
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Kings Reach,Slough,Berkshire,SL3 7UX
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2


SENCo (Maternity Cover)

Required for May 2021

Ditton Park Academy is an exciting new free school which opened in 2014.  Since this time we have grown as both a staff and student body, moved into our brand new £19 million Academy site, achieving our first set of fantastic GCSE results and then opening our brand new Sixth Form in September 2019.​

Ditton Park Academy is the first school opened by The SASH Education Trust (Slough Association for Secondary Headteachers) and we benefit enormously from the support and collaboration of the 13 secondary Head Teachers in Slough.  Another SASH school (Grove Academy) opened in September 2017 as an all through school for 3-18 year olds.  We are now formally part of a Multi Academy Trust.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated teacher to positively impact upon our students I this vibrant and dynamic school.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding SENCo.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to motivate students through inspirational teaching.  This is an excellent opportunity for a talented teacher to join a thriving school and work with students who are keen to learn.

We are oversubscribed in all year groups and are exceptionally proud of the unique and warm environment created by all stakeholders at the Academy, something of which we are constantly reminded by the numerous external guests that visit the Academy.  We encourage all potential candidates to come and visit us, for an informal meeting/tour, if they are considering making an application.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • a qualified teacher educated to degree level
  • a passionate classroom practitioner
  • an advocate for young people
  • someone with clear potential to learn and improve
  • innovative, creative, resilient and dynamic
  • an excellent communicator who has a positive attitude to life and work
  • experienced colleagues need to be able to demonstrate impact in their current role

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About Ditton Park Academy

All of our students are “active citizens”. All students will are encouraged and given the confidence to participate in decision making, providing support and/or creative input across the three areas of family well-being, public service and economic sufficiency. Through this we develop self-confident and responsible students who contribute to the local community of Slough.

The academy provides outstanding teaching and learning opportunities that ensure the achievement and success of the students that enables them to move on with confidence into work, further training or higher education.

We provide an inclusive learning environment where all learners are welcome and able to succeed. Learning pathways are tailored to suit the interests and aptitudes of individual students. A personalised approach to planning the curriculum ensures that teaching and learning is differentiated in a way that maximises each student’s attainment and achievement.