Arahunga School Manawatu/Whanganui

Learning support manager / SENCO

Primary and intermediate (Years 1–8) / kura tuatahi, Other senior leadership

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 8:31 AM 12 January 2022
Closes 5pm 20 January 2022
Vacancy reference #: 1HASKk

This is a full-time leadership position for a qualified teacher, to support  and meet the needs of our diverse learners based at Ōtaki College.

This is an exciting opportunity for an effective classroom practitioner and/or SENCO with a proven record of success in meeting the needs of diverse learners.  

A heart for learners who have a wide range of specific learning difficulties is essential. The ability to work collaboratively is vital as this role involves leading a team of teacher aides, working closely with the teachers, the learning support coordinator, families and other agencies as well as supporting individual learners.

You will need:

  • To manage multiple demands in a positive, solution-focused way
  • To be able to work collaboratively with multiple agencies and staff
  • To be able to prioritise and be flexible to meet the daily needs of the college
  • Excellent, efficient communication skills
  • A positive strengths-based attitude
  • A sense of humour
  • Experience of being a leader
  • A proven record of meeting the needs of diverse learners in your classroom
  • To be a qualified teacher with a current New Zealand practising certificate
  • To be able to adapt the New Zealand Curriculum.

The successful applicant will be a passionate educator with strong organisational skills, be solution-focused and committed to building positive relationships. 

The following experience will be an advantage:

  • Behaviour management 
  • Understanding of NCEA
  • Adapting learning programmes, resources and environment
  • Conducting and implementing Individual Education Plans (IEP).

Start date will be term 1.

If you would like more information about this position please contact Ailsa.

How to apply

Applications should include a covering letter, CV and the names of at least 2 professional referees to

Ailsa Buckley, Regional Manager (Manawatu/Horewhenua)
(027) 544 1208

Vacancy reference #:1HASKk

Listed 8:31 AM 12 January 2022
Closes 5pm 20 January 2022

Arahunga School NZ

School details

Arahunga School

Type: Special School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 3
Roll: 48

School number: 2334
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Physical address:
1 Poynter Place, Gonville, Whanganui

Postal Address:
1 Poynter Place, Gonville, Whanganui, 4501.0