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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    22 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours a week, Term Time Only

Contract type

Fixed term - 2 years

Pay scale

Single Status 8

What skills and experience we're looking for

Rye Community Primary School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic and adaptable Family SEND Support Worker to join our highly-motivated team. This is a new opportunity to work across several primary schools in Rye and the surrounding area to support children with special education needs and disabilities to be in school and ready to achieve their full potential.

The Family SEND Support Worker will work with schools to identify families with children with special education needs and disabilities who may require additional support to maximise their engagement in mainstream schooling, building the family’s confidence in mainstream schooling being able to meet the needs of their child and tackle potentially higher levels of anxiety about attending school. The Family SEND Support Worker will build relationships with families and offer support and guidance in and out of schools that will improve children’s attendance, motivation, self-esteem and educational attainment.

We are looking for an individual (full-time) or individuals (part-time) to:

  • Undertake direct work with children and young people.
  • Work in partnership with parents, carers, educational professionals and other agencies.
  • Assess need, arrange and implement appropriate support and monitor progress.
  • Communicate effectively across a wide range of audiences.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience, or interest, in working with children and families.
  • Enjoy having a positive impact on children with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Possess effective ICT skills and be open to new uses of technology in the workplace.
  • Be committed to continuing professional learning.
  • Have integrity, optimism and a good sense of humour.

What the school offers its staff

In return, we offer:

  • A happy community committed to the professional development of all colleagues.
  • A distinctive local context that places inclusivity at the heart of all we do.
  • A skilled and experienced team of teachers and other professionals.
  • A local community in which the pupils are enthusiastic, engaging and thoughtful.
  • A pension scheme, employee assistance programme including counselling services.
  • The support of experienced professionals from a number of ‘good’ schools.

Rye Community Primary School and partners are committed to safeguarding the young people in our care and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

As an employee of the Aquinas Church of England Education Trust, you are required to have regard to the character of the Trust and its foundation and undertake not to do anything in any way contrary to the interests of the foundation.

Commitment to safeguarding

Rye Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our 'Child Protection Policy' which can be viewed in the 'Policies' section of our website.

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About Rye Community Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
250 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
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Our mission is to make sure all our children can 'Dream, Believe, Achieve'.

Our school is a kind, caring and inclusive space where children feel safe and well-looked after. Every child is known as an individual and their unique talents are recognised and celebrated.

We are part of a family of schools that serve the young people of Rye from two to sixteen years of age, enabling us to offer a consistent nursery, primary and secondary education. We are proud of our place at the centre of the community, serving local children and their families.

Our aim is to unlock the gifts and talents found in every learner regardless of ability, background or need; offer a vibrant curriculum which challenges every child to success; and develop the love of learning and high aspirations that will serve our pupils well as they grow.

Since November 2018, Rye Community Primary School has been part of Aquinas - an educational trust of eleven schools in the south-east; we believe all our children should feel happy and valued. We believe in a strong partnership between home and school - recognising the importance of the child's family in their progress and development.

We look forward to leading Rye Community Primary School into the future and invite you to see for yourselves what we have to offer.

Arranging a visit to Rye Community Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@ryeprimary.co.uk.

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