This job expired on 1 July 2022

  • Job start date

    5 September 2022

  • Closing date

    1 July 2022 at 10am

  • Date listed

    17 June 2022

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Assistant SENDCo (Exam Access Arrangements) job summary

Located on the stunning Jurassic Coast and with the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close by, Exmouth Community College is one of the largest secondary schools in the country with over 2300 students. The College is seeking an outstanding, committed and efficient member of non-teaching staff to assist the Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo). The post holder will take a lead role within the College to identify and address the needs of students who require particular help to overcome barriers to learning. The post offers a unique opportunity for an ambitious, creative and enthusiastic individual to assist with the management of the SEND Department within the context of the whole College vision. The post holder will support the SENDCo in the role defined in the SEND Code of Practice, School Teachers Condition of Service Document and College policy documents and the JCQ Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments Guidance Document. The Learning Support team consists of approximately 25 Learning Mentors, supporting students across the Curriculum. The team is currently managed by two Assistant SENDCos (increasing to three with this post), with smaller groups being managed on a day-to-day basis by Senior Learning Mentors. In accordance with the Joint Council of Qualifications (JCQ) guidelines, the post holder will be required to: • Hold a recognised teaching qualification (QTS), or • Be a Higher Level Teaching Assistant with a degree qualification In addition, the post holder must also hold, or be willing to obtain, a post-graduate certificate relating to individual specialist assessment of the SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate as per JCQ guidelines. If the successful candidate does not yet hold the appropriate post-graduate certificate, they will be required to commit to achieving this qualification at the earliest available opportunity. This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably skilled person to join the College and work in its community of highly motivated staff, enthusiastic students, supportive parents and knowledgeable Governing Board. Please visit www.exmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk to download the full job description, person specification and non-teaching application form.

Commitment to safeguarding

Exmouth Community College is committed to providing the best possible care and education to our pupils and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment. As part of our commitment, we need to ensure that all potential employees satisfy our employment checks. Please note that where appropriate, shortlisted and/or potentially suitable applicants will be required to undertake further checks. A satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure (with Barred List check) will be required before the successful candidate can commence employment at Exmouth Community College.
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About Exmouth Community College

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Academy, ages 11 to 18
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2225 pupils enrolled
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11 to 18
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Exmouth Community College is one of the largest secondary schools in the country with over 2,300 students currently enrolled (nearly 400 of these in Post 16). The College, which converted to Academy status in April 2011, is set in a leafy split-site location.

Our catchment area extends northwards towards Exeter city and eastwards to include Budleigh Salterton and many attractive rural villages. The College embraces working as part of the community and has strong local partnerships.

Exmouth Community College is a fully comprehensive academy committed to giving the best education and opportunities to all of our students. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our College.

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