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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    30 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)
  • Other teaching support

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 37 hours per week x 39 weeks per year

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

NJC Grade E pay scale scp 15 – 20 £27,803 - £30,296 FTE per annum.

Actual salary

Actual salary £23,976 - £26,237

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a skilled and enthusiastic Deputy SENDCo to support the day to day operational work of the SENDCo.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To assist the SENDCo in leading the provision for special educational needs across the campus
  • To assist with SEND admin as required
  • To liaise with external agencies as appropriate
  • To oversee the day to day work of the teaching assistants
  • To coordinate person centred planning meetings with pupils
  • To support with parental engagement e.g. coffee mornings
  • To manage and maintain provision maps

Exemplar Specific Responsibilities

  • To deputise for the SENDCo
  • To liaise with relevant outside agencies to ensure that individual pupil SEND are met effectively
  • Ensuring that accurate and detailed records are kept of meetings and discussions with parents and outside agencies using outcome focussed plans.
  • Ensuring that staff are kept informed of pupil’s SEND and advise on areas to develop and support.
  • Working with the SENDCo and other staff to ensure that student Pen Portraits are being used
  • To provide guidance to staff on the choice of appropriate teaching and learning methods to meet the needs of different pupils as guided by the SENDCo.
  • To work with the SENDCo to promote an inclusive curriculum.
  • To liaise with and inform parents/carers about the specifics of the SEND provision for their child under the direction of the SENDCo.
  • To support meetings of SEND staff, communicate information to staff and co-ordinate resulting action.
  • To ensure pupils are supported appropriately in examinations
  • Ensure that accurate and detailed records are kept of meetings and discussions with parents and outside agencies
  • Ensure that the SEND Register is kept accurate and up to date and that staff are kept informed of pupil special educational needs

In order to perform this role well, the Deputy SENDCo is expected to:

  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of the school’s policies and procedures related to SEND, including the SEND Information Report, Child Protection, Safeguarding and Inclusion policies
  • Regularly attend relevant training and development events
  • Act in the best interest of all the pupils of the school; and behave in a professional manner, including maintaining confidentiality as required


What the school offers its staff

The GLT recognises that our employees are our most important asset, and we are aware that the quality and commitment of our employees is critical to our success. We offer all our employees the following staff benefits:

  • A supportive ethos and concern for the well-being of all colleagues
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and career progression
  • Employer contributions to Local Government (LGPS) or Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Gym membership scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free eye tests
  • Childcare Voucher scheme
  • Car benefit scheme
  • My Health discounts


Commitment to safeguarding

Greenshaw Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All teaching and support members of staff must undertake the required pre-employment checks which include the uptake of references both professional and personal and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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About Stoke Damerel Community College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1295 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
HR@sdcc-smhc.net
Phone number
01752 556065

Stoke Damerel Community College and Scott Medical and Healthcare College are proud members of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, a ‘family’ of like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing our own distinctive character.

Our campus is based in the heart of the city of Plymouth with stunning view of the Plymouth Sound and easy walking distance of the most accessible city waterfront. We encourage all young people to work hard and make the most of the opportunities they are given. Our amazing team of teachers and support staff themselves demonstrate and encourage a lifelong love of learning, both within and beyond our curriculum.

Stoke Damerel Community College and Scott Medical & Healthcare College are next door to each other. No additional travel is required.
We are proud members of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, a ‘family’ of like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing our own distinctive character. The Trust is a vibrant and forward-thinking community of teachers, support staff and learners committed to educating the ‘whole child’ to improve life chances, whilst securing the best possible outcomes for students.

As one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts in the country, we currently comprise of thirty schools: seven in South London, five in Berkshire, one in Surrey, fourteen in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, and three in Plymouth. We are continuing to grow and have further schools joining us on a regular basis.

We are ambitious about diversity and inclusion and very much look forward to receiving applications from candidates whose personal qualities and values reflect those in the person specification and whose experiences also place them in a strong position to deliver the challenges set out in the job description. We encourage applications from candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, religion, belief, or race.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people therefore this appointment will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Arranging a visit to Stoke Damerel Community College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HR@sdcc-smhc.net.

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