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SEND Coordinator

Employer
LONDON BOROUGH OF BRENT
Location
Queens Park, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
3 Dec 2020

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Name of Head Teacher: Mr Shiraz Khan Salary: UPS/Leadership with SLT responsibilities
Your School:

Islamia Primary School (established on 1983) is a two form entry faith based voluntary-aided school situated in North West London. We are a consistently 'Good' school aspires to be nothing short of excellent in all aspects of school life and we work hard to nurture and produce a generation that contributes positively to the wider community.

We are on a journey to become an 'Outstanding' school and the school is seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic SEND Coordinator to join our highly dedicated team. The prospective candidate should be an ambitious, energetic and outstanding primary practitioner.

We offer:
  • A positive and caring ethos and working atmosphere
  • Friendly children, eager to learn and achieve
  • A committed, enthusiastic and supportive staff team
  • Excellent support from the Governing Body, the staff and parents
  • An excellent opportunity for professional and career development

If you feel you have the enthusiasm and commitment to contribute to the ongoing development of this successful, friendly and supportive school, we would like to hear from you. Islamia Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education Legislation.

The Post:

Overall Responsibility:
  • To lead, manage, develop and maintain high quality SEN/D provision which enables quality teaching, excellent learning outcomes and success for all pupils
  • To model effective teaching, to coach and train colleagues and to teach across the school
  • To keep all aspects of paperwork including monitoring, records and policies up to date and auctioned as appropriate

The SEND coordinator will be responsible for Inclusion of all pupils in the school; the SEND policy, AEN Policy, Gifted and Talented Policy and Pastoral Care and their full implementation throughout the school. The post holder will ensure that all children, and also those with Additional Educational Needs, special educational needs, and those identified as being Gifted and Talented, receive the appropriate support, challenge and education and that staff at the school have the appropriate skills to ensure that the needs of the individual children are met.

Job Role and Key Responsibilities:
  • Strategic direction and development of SEN/D provision in the school

1. Pupil Achievement:
  1. To work with and through others to raise achievement of pupils with SEND, AEN, Gifted and Talented, ensure any attainment gaps are closed and teaching throughout the school involves inclusive and best practice.
  2. To track progress of pupils with SEND, AEN, G &T, identify strengths and developments so planning and teaching takes account of this data and information
  3. To plan specialist provision and interventions jointly with Teachers to ensure accelerated progress of identified pupils with SEND, AEN, G& T
  4. To attend pupil progress meetings with the Headteacher focusing on the progress of pupils with SEND, AEN, G & T and follow up in monitoring in day-to-day lessons and interventions.
  5. To be involved in planning and pupil work scrutiny to ensure pupils with SEND, AEN/G and T are exceeding their targets
  6. Report regularly on impact of teaching strategies, interventions for and progress of pupils with SEND, AEN/G and T
  7. Contribute to a positive ethos in which all pupils have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum
  8. Support all staff in understanding the needs of the SEN pupils

2. Teaching and Learning:
  1. To ensure that specialist provision for pupils with SEND, AEN has a positive impact on pupil achievement. The role includes a three day teaching timetable involving interventions for SEND children.
  2. To liaise with teachers and support staff in the development of additional resources to promote learning in lessons and intervention groups
  3. To ensure teachers and support staff have specific information re. needs, strengths and weaknesses of learners (Learner Profiles / Provision Maps)
  4. To work with Subject Leaders and others to ensure curriculum provision is being developed to meet the needs of pupils with SEND, AEN/G and T, particularly basic skills including phonics, reading/writing, maths and computation
  5. To ensure teaching, marking and feedback is appropriately meeting the needs of pupils with SEND, AEN/G and T
  6. To undertake regular and timely parental liaison, annual reviews of IEPs and report on progress to parents
  7. To liaise with and involve other agencies in the diagnosis, planning provision, interventions and review of progress of pupils with SEND, AEN/G and T so support and challenge meets needs, raises attainment and there is continuity of learning.
  8. To undertake or arrange assessments of learning, communication, speech and language development issues so provision can be planned and implemented for pupils with AEN
  9. To maintain accurate records and report about pupils, their progress and impact of interventions, including those from outside agencies.
  10. To undertake responsibility of classes or groups of pupils as directed by the Headteacher

3. Coordinator Role (Leadership and Management):
  1. To undertake a monitoring role within the school to ensure provision is best matched to meet needs of pupils with SEND, AEN/G and T and raises their achievement.
  2. To lead and manage support staff effectively.
  3. To develop and refine policies and practices which affect the education and welfare of pupils, particularly those with AEN/G and T, paying due regard to current DDA, SEN Code of Practice and Safeguarding.
  4. Lead staff induction and development so whole school and individual strategies to support pupils with SEND, AEN/G & T are highly effective.
  5. To be the lead SLT member for at least one core subject.
  6. Contribute to the leadership and management of the whole school as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
  7. Be accountable to the Headteacher and Governing Body for the achievement of pupils with SEND, AEN/G and T, safeguarding and child protection.

4. Behaviour and Safety:
  1. In liaison with teachers, support staff, parents and pupils develop appropriate plans and programmes of support for pupils with social, emotional, behavioural issues.
  2. Work with pastoral support staff to ensure the behaviour, attendance, medical and health needs are being met to maximise learning and development.
  3. Undertake risk assessments, positive handling plans for pupils with behaviour issues, e.g. ASD, ADHD.
  4. Ensure the school fulfils its obligations for safeguarding.

5. Parents, the community and extended schools:
  1. To play a full part in the life of the school community.
  2. To work with parents and families who have a child with SEN offering support and guidance.
  3. To encourage parents to participate in the life of the school in a variety of ways.

6. Managing own performance and development:
  1. To demonstrate resilience and resourcefulness.
  2. To take responsibility for own professional development.
  3. To participate in the school's appraisal and professional development scheme ensuring that objectives are set and met within the agreed time scale.
  4. To think creatively and imaginatively to anticipate and solve problems and identify opportunities.

7. General Duties:
  1. Act in accordance with the equal opportunities policy, health and safety policy and school Guidelines.
  2. Take part in the school's performance management system in order to identify strengths and undertake relevant professional development to meet individual and school needs.
  3. To carry out any other duties commensurate with the grade of the post, reasonably delegated to him/her by the Headteacher may require from time to time.

This job description is subject to review by the Headteacher in consultation with the post-holder as appropriate to the changing needs of the school.

The Person:

We are looking for someone who:
  • Has previous experience in working in schools and part of a team.
  • Committed to working with children.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Has good interpersonal skills and the ability to support colleagues.
  • Can work strategically with staff.
  • Can be a positive role model.
  • Respectful of the school's ethos
  • Punctual.
  • Ability to multi task.

How to apply:

All applicants will be asked for:
  • An enhanced DBS check
  • References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before the interview

If you are interested in this role, please email via the button below.

Closing Date: Until Position is Filled

Interview Date: To be Advised

Brent Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check.
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