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Educ8 Services Ltd
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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
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