PART TIME SENCO- INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
Part time SENCO required for an independent creative primary school in Islington to start in April 2017.
Your new school:
This outstanding and very creative independent primary school are seeking a like minded SENCO to join their school from April 2017. This is a small 1 form entry Primary School with open plan classrooms which offers a stimulating and creative curriculum which caters for pupils of all levels. The school is close to major transport links so travel from outside London is not an issue. Working closely with all teachers and support staff, you as the SENCO will need to identify pupils' barriers to learning and successfully develop strategies to improve pupil progress. This role is on a part-time basis ideally five mornings per week from April 2017 and is a permanent role on successful completion of the probationary period. The school will look at being flexible with the timetable for the right SENCO.
Your new role as SENCO:
The SENCo will ensure that the school meets the legislative requirements with regard to the SEND Code of Practice (2015). The post holder will support the needs of the children and staff by advising, training and teaching as required.
Overseeing teaching and pastoral care for pupils with SEND
** Carry out observations to identify children who need support and give feedback to teachers.
**Identify, implement and monitor activities and strategies to meet the needs of pupils with SEND.
** Meet teachers, parents and the children, as appropriate, to plan and produce individual targets.
** Liaise with parents of children with SEND as required.
** Liaise with outside agencies as required.
** Liaise with other schools to ensure transitions are smooth for children with SEND.
Developing school SEND provision
** Set up and maintain systems for identifying needs and assessing and reviewing progress in SEND.
** Develop understanding of learning needs and staff's awareness of their responsibility to the children.
** Raise awareness about the importance of raising achievements for all pupils.
** Collect and interpret specialist assessment data.
** Maintain own CPD in relation to SEND.
** Identify resources needed to meet the needs of pupils with SEND and advise the Headteacher and Bursar of priorities for expenditure.
** Support all staff to access courses on SEND.
** Lead and support INSET.
** Disseminate good practice in SEND across the school.
** Provide regular updates to the Headteacher and governing body on national and local picture for SEND and provision within the school.
Teaching and learning support
** To identify where small group or individual learning support is appropriate.
**To agree this with the Headteacher and class teacher.
** To devise appropriate lessons that work towards individual targets, sometimes working on outside agency advice.
** Take individuals and small groups lessons at an agreed time and place; this may be in the class, or other area of the school.
** To monitor and review pupil progress and feedback to parents and teachers.
What you will need to apply for this SENCO Role:
** You should be highly motivated and flexible with effective communication skills, good interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate others.
** You should be understanding, empathetic and patient.
** You should be able to make consistent judgements based on careful analysis of evidence.
** You should have an excellent knowledge and experience of education and care for young children and an understanding of the benefit from developing the whole child through a broad and balanced curriculum.
** You should have knowledge and understanding of strategies for meeting SEND in a mixed-ability class situation; the SEND Code of Practice (2015) and its practical application; support the policy and practice of inclusion; and behaviour-management techniques for groups and individuals.
** You should maintain a clear vision for high quality early education and care, as promoted in Every Child Matters, the Childcare Act 2006 and the EYFS.
** You should understand issues relating to the organisation, ordering and funding of classroom resources.
** You should have a positive attitude to change and the development of your own expertise.
** You should provide a good role model for pupils - punctual, well-prepared and organised.
** You should maintain Continuous Professional Development with the understanding that knowledge gained will be disseminated to other members of staff.
What the school can offer you:
** A supportive and creative working environment where you can make a difference
** Life /work balance where you work 5 days a week for 36 weeks working between the hours of 8.30 am and 4.00 pm.
** Opportunities for continued professional development
** Friendly, warm and enthusiastic children and staff
** A salary in line with your experience as a SENCO
** A school with excellent transport links
What you need to do now
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