SENCo Marden Vale CofE Academy, Calne, Wiltshire

Job description

To promote an inclusive culture throughout the Academy, enabling all children to achieve their best. The SENCo plays an important strategic role in the leadership of the academy, developing systems and teaching to ensure equal access and high levels of achievement for all groups of pupils. The role involves co-ordinating appropriate provision for children with special needs and liaising with colleagues, parents/carers, therapists working on-site and outside agencies.
The SENCo oversees provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), pupils with English as an additional language, pupils with medical conditions and other identifiable groups who need support. The SENCo also oversees the provision for children requiring additional therapies or expertise.

Essential educational requirements

• Hold, be in the process of completing or show a willingness to complete, the National SENCO Award

Essential qualifications

• Qualified teacher status

Essential skills and experience

• Ability to contribute to strategies for raising achievement for pupils with SEND
• Ability to work co-operatively and collaboratively
• Excellent people skills
• Outstanding communicator; building trust and confidence with parents and staff
• Experience of working with children or families who have additional support through child protection procedures
• Successful experience of teaching within the primary age range
• Understanding of current thinking in relation to National SEND provision
• Commitment to providing excellent provision for all pupils and achieving high standards of pupil progress
• Experience of leading in SEND, including identification of pupil needs, monitoring and evaluating pupil achievement

Employee benefits


About Marden Vale CofE Academy

William Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9BD
Marden Vale CofE Academy website (opens in a new window)