Assistant Headteacher - SENDCo Fern House School, Enfield

Job description

We are looking to appoint a dedicated and inspirational Assistant Headteacher – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator who will be responsible for providing professional guidance and support to our staff to attain improved and sustainable standards for SEND pupils. This exciting role will form part of our new Senior Leadership Team, who will be involved in the strategic direction of the school.

To take responsibility for the day to day operation of provision made by the school for pupils with SEND, including those with Social, Emotional, Mental Health needs and ‘Vulnerable Learners.’ To provide professional guidance in the area of SEND, in order to secure high quality teaching and learning and the effective use of resources to bring about improved standards of achievement for SEND pupils.

The post holder is expected to interact on a professional level with colleagues in order to promote a mutual understanding of the school curriculum and its impact on the school SEND policy, with the aim of improving teaching and learning across the school. The post holder will be expected to network and liaise with outside agencies and SENDCos across the family of schools and wider, with the aim of ensuring a consistency of approach. The post holder is expected to review, contribute to and hold meetings in relation to Education Health and Care Plans.

To assist in the promotion, direction and monitoring of high standards of teaching and learning, pupil achievement and progression through effective inclusion for SEND pupils.

Essential educational requirements

Educated to degree level

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher status
NASEN or willingness to work towards

Essential skills and experience

Leadership of a curriculum area or year group including the responsibility for raising standards

Experience of effective teaching, assessment and target setting to increase pupil engagement and achievement

An interest in and understanding of pupils with SEND and SEMH

Ability to establish priorities, manage conflicting priorities and to meet targets and deadlines

Ability to communicate effectively and to build positive relationships with all stakeholders

Integrity, sound professional judgement, ability to maintain confidentiality and loyalty

Clear commitment to the team approach

Willingness to participate in relevant training and development
Commitment to upholding the vision and values of the Enfield Learning Trust

Ability to create bespoke provision maps with targeted intervention strategies for all vulnerable pupils or groups of children with additional needs

An excellent classroom practitioner

Employee benefits

The well-being of our staff is of paramount importance and promote a healthy work-life balance. We are constantly reviewing our practices to ensure that our staff can focus on what matters: providing a rich environment in which children can learn and thrive. As part of the Trust, we offer:

• Immediate feedback to reduce over-burdensome marking
• Well-being days
• Perkbox app – with access to hundreds of exclusive company perks i.e. high street discounts
• Modern technology for home and school use
• PPA offsite
• Employee support hub
• Attendance reward scheme

About Fern House School

Chesterfield Primary School, Enfield, EN3 6BG
Not Applicable