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  • Job start date

    8 January 2024

  • Closing date

    5 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£17,956.00 - £18,602.00 Annually (Actual)

SEN Key Worker job summary


SEN Key Workers are responsible for the implementation of the SEN Code of Practice (2015) within school, under the guidance and direction of the SENCO and SEN Leadership Team. All references to SEN in this document include students with special educational needs or disabilities.

SEN Key Workers are responsible for:

·         Removing barriers to learning, so that students with SEN reach the same curricular goals as all other students

  • Supporting the students across all subjects and aspects of the wider curriculum, including the delivery of bespoke physical fitness therapy routines, and must be trained, or willing to train, in moving and handling, and intimate care techniques.

Fulfilling the role of a ‘key worker’ for a number of specified ‘K’ students on the SEN register.

In class support:

  • Effective in-class support for students on the SEN register, and others as directed by the classroom teacher
  • Remove barriers to learning, so that students on the SEN register can access the same curricular goals as all other students
  • Model being attentive to the teacher, and support students to stay on task
  • Identify struggling students and provide prompts and reminders to start tasks
  • Re-explain tasks and break instructions down into smaller steps as required
  • Provide additional scaffolding for students with SEN as required, and know when to remove this scaffolding
  • Offer bespoke one-to-one or small group support to students who need additional modelling or support
  • Praise and encourage students to remain on task and motivated
  • Other tasks as directed by the teacher, for example supervising other students whilst they reteach concepts to students with SEN.

Outside of the classroom support:

  • Fulfilling the role of ‘key worker’ for a number of specified ‘K’ students on the SEN register. For the identified students, this will include: mentor check in meetings with these students, regular phone calls to parents/carers, involvement in in-person meetings regarding the students and ensuring One Page Profiles are updated.
  • Being the initial point of contact for queries relating the postholder’s Key Worker students
  • Providing support for after school activities for students on the SEN register, for example contributing to enrichment activities, support in the library, supervision of SEN detentions etc 
  • Administrative tasks as directed by the SEN Leadership team
  • Fully participating in a programme of CPD and training which contributes to the success of all students with SEN


  • To play a full part in the life of the school supporting its distinctive ethos and values, and actively promoting its policies and practices.
  • To take an active role in encouraging all students, including our most vulnerable learners, to engage in the extra-curricular thread of school life.
  • To dress in a professional manner in line with the school dress code.
  •   To undertake such other reasonable tasks that your Line Manager may from time to time reasonably request.
  •  To engage actively in the Performance Management Review process.
  •   To be aware of the responsibility for personal Health, Safety and Welfare and that of others who may be affected by your actions or inactions.
  •  To co-operate with the employer on all issues to do with Health, Safety and Welfare.
  • These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exhaustive nor exclusive as the postholder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grading of the post.
  •   To undertake appropriate training as required in order to be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities that are required.
  •   The duties may be varied to meet the changing demands of the school at the reasonable discretion of the Headteacher.
  • To comply with the Academy’s policies and procedures at all times.
  • To work and process personal and sensitive information in accordance with Data Protection Act 2018 including the General Data Protection Regulations.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About Ridgewood School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1393 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

The school's values of excellence, integrity, teamwork and enjoyment permeate all aspects of school life and are central to our work at Ridgewood. We are extremely proud of our school and the high quality education we provide. We insist on high standards of conduct from all our students and we expect them to behave impeccably: treating each other, our staff and visitors with kindness and respect.

We strive for all our students to meet and exceed their potential academically, however, we also place a great deal of importance on them really enjoying school and developing skills that will enable them to be responsible members of society. Our aspirations for our students drive every action, shape every interaction and inform every decision each day. We work hard to instil a love of learning, develop resilience and build confidence so that our students continue to flourish now, and in the future.

“We want every student who leaves Ridgewood School to aspire to achieve beyond what they thought they could do when they first started with us.”

Our curriculum is ambitious for all students, regardless of their starting point. We offer a wide range of courses at GCSE and A Level to meet the needs of all. Our curriculum beyond the classroom is also vast and varied, providing our students with countless opportunities to broaden their horizons and share new experiences.

We want Ridgewood to continue to thrive and be at the heart of the local community.

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