Educ8 are working with a niche, all-through SEN school based in Lewisham South East London.
The governors are seeking and experienced SENDCO to join them in January 2022 (or sooner) MPS + TLR or AHT depending on experience.
The School currenly have a SENDCo and SENDCo assistant so you would be highly supported within the team.
This post would be offerred as full-time, but Part time could also be an option.
You would need to have QTS andNational Award for SEN Co-ordination, or a willingness to complete it within 3 years of appointment.
The SENDCO, under the direction of the headteacher, will:
Determine the strategic development of special educational needs (SEN) policy and provision in the school
Be responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEN policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual pupils with SEN or a disability
Provide professional guidance to colleagues, working closely with staff, parents and other agencies
The SENDCO will also be expected to fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document.
You would be responsible for theStrategic development of SEN policy and provision
Have a strategic overview of provision for pupils with SEN or a disability across the school, monitoring and reviewing the quality of provision through the use of agreed methodologies
Strategic overview of all Annual Reviews and transition/destinations reports
Contribute to school self-evaluation, particularly with respect to provision for pupils with SEN or a disability
Ensure the SEN Policy is put into practice, and that the objectives of this policy are reflected in the School Development Plan
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of national and local initiatives which may affect the school's policy and practice
Evaluate whether funding is being used effectively, and propose changes to make use of funding more effective
Operation of the SEN policy and co-ordination of provision
Maintain an accurate SEND register and provision map
Provide guidance to colleagues on teaching pupils with SEN or a disability, and advise on the graduated approach to SEN support
Advise on the use of the school's budget and other resources to meet pupils' needs effectively, including staff deployment
Be aware of the provision in the local offer
Work with early years providers, other schools, educational psychologists, health and social care professionals, and other external agencies
Be a key point of contact for external agencies, especially the local authority
Analyse assessment data for pupils with SEN or a disability
Implement and lead intervention groups for pupils with SEN, and evaluate their effectiveness
Support for pupils with SEN or a disability
Identify a pupil's SEN
Co-ordinate provision that meets the pupil's needs, and monitor its effectiveness
Secure relevant services for the pupil
Ensure records are maintained and kept up to date
Review the education, health and care plan with parents or carers and the pupil
Communicate regularly with parents or carers
Ensure that if the pupil transfers to another school, all relevant information is conveyed to it, and support a smooth transition for the pupil
Promote the pupil's inclusion in the school community and access to the curriculum, facilities and extra-curricular activities
Work with the designated teacher for looked-after children, where a looked-after pupil has SEN or a disability
Leadership and management.
Interviews will be taking place at the School Site in the next two weeks so please submit your interest as soon as possible.
Stringent vetting of all candidates is taken inline with KCSIE and Safer recruitment policy