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SENDCO

Employer
TeacherActive
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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SENDCO Role

Pay: £32,000

Start date: September

East London

Do you have experience with SEN environment, supporting students with SEN? A fantastic academy is seeking to appoint an exceptional, experienced qualified teacher as SENDCO.

You will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. You will have overall responsibility for determining the strategic development of SEND policy and provision in the school and day-to-day responsibility for the coordination of SEND provision to support individual pupils. You will ensure the specific requirements of pupils with SEND are understood and support measures are implemented effectively and ensure the school's SEND provision is inclusive at all levels. You will have a sound knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and ensure the school's SEND provision meets the requirements that it sets out and how relevant legislation impacts on the provision of SEND in the school.

About Us

For this role, we are looking for someone who holds QTS, and you will have experience of working with children with SEND. You will have the ability to work with pupils and their families in a sensitive and positive way, demonstrating a sound knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and its application and be able to show your understanding of the principles behind school improvement, including school improvement planning, monitoring and reviewing progress. You will make consistent judgements based on careful analysis of SEND data and present clearly a wide range of specialised information to both educationalists and non-educationalists.

We would love to hear from you if you share our passion and commitment to developing confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions

Main Areas of Responsibility

Job Purpose

To ensure that Academy practice is compliant with the SEND Code of Practice (2014) and other relevant statutory requirements.
To work with the Academy Leadership team ensuring an ethos of Inclusion within the Academy and a culture of high aspirations for students with SEND.
To work with the Academy Leadership team ensuring the implementation of the Academy SEND Policy.
To ensure that the provision of SEND support is in accordance with the aims of the Academy and the curricular policies determined by the Governing Body and Principal of the Academy.
To be responsible for maintaining the Academy's SEND Profile, ensuring that it is always up-to-date and is an accurate picture of student SEND need across the Academy.
To be responsible for the accurate identification of SEND need across the Academy, ensuring a rigorous and thorough assessment process.
To be a role model with regard to Quality First Teaching and differentiation within your own teaching practice.
To be responsible for the embedding of Quality First Teaching across the Academy.
To be responsible for the Academy SEND Offer, ensuring high quality targeted interventions enabling students with SEND to make better progress.
In consultation with the Academy Leadership Team, to provide a programme of professional development with regard to SEND, that ensures all staff have the knowledge, skills and understanding to plan teaching and learning effectively and enable students with SEND to make expected progress.
To be responsible for tracking the progress of students with SEND, using a wide range of Academy data relating to progress, attainment, referrals, exclusions, detentions and attendance to identify barriers to learning.
To deploy staff and resources according to the needs of SEND students.
To write a termly report to the Governing body on progress and developments.
Operational/Strategic Planning

To work with Heads of Department, Coordinators and Faculty Directors to ensure that Quality First Teaching Strategies are embedded in teaching and learning across the Academy.
To work with Heads of Department, Coordinators and Faculty Directors to ensure that strategies on Student SEN Profiles are being used as part of the lesson planning process and are integral to teaching and learning across the Academy.
To work with Heads of Department, Coordinators and Faculty Directors to monitor, evaluate and review the quality of teaching and learning across the Academy, with regard to SEND students
To work with teachers, Heads of Department, Coordinators and Faculty Directors to ensure that Quality First Teaching is embedded in teaching and learning.
To work with Faculty Directors to monitor the academic progress of students with SEND within the Academy, ensuring expected progress and the provision of targeted interventions as appropriate.
To work with Heads of Department, Coordinators and Faculty Directors to ensure efficient and effective use of Teaching Assistant support.
To ensure that the SEND Development plan has clear aims and objectives, enabling progression within all areas of SEND Policy and provision. To be responsible for ensuring that the Assess, Plan, Do, Review Model is integral to monitoring evaluation and review of SEND provision and that it forms an essential part of whole Academy monitoring, evaluation and review (MER). This includes half-termly progress reviews, observations.
Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

University graduate (Good Honours degree)
Postgraduate teaching qualification
Evidence of Continuing Professional Development relevant to the SENCO role or willingness to undertake this training.
Knowledge and Understanding of the Curriculum

Knowledge and understanding of national priorities, current curriculum development and an ability to design and implement an innovate curriculum based on students' needs
A thorough understanding of quality assurance techniques
An appreciation of student motivation
An understanding of how professional development contributes to the raising of quality
Experience

SEN experience in a secondary school
Evidence of successful teaching experience
Evidence of pastoral experience
Experience of working with key stakeholders such as parents, governors, employers etc
To apply for this role please either submit your CV, call (phone number removed) or email

All applicants will be contacted to discuss suitability and then invited to register with TeacherActive.

Registration involves an enhanced DBS check, ID checks and will require you to supply good professional references. We pride ourselves on excellent service. We can provide a wide range of opportunities in schools and other educational institutions, with good rates of pay, at times to suit your needs.

Regular external audits have shown repeatedly that our standards are exceptional. We are passionate about finding the right staff for each environment.

TeacherActive is an equal opportunities employer, and operates as an Employment Business in providing temporary or contract job-seeking services
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