SENCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator)

Lakelands Primary School, Colchester, Essex, CO3 8AJ

75 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    6 August 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

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SENCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) job summary

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENCO)

Initially 1 day a week (0.2). This is a role that will grow with the school

MPS / UPS + TLR2A SEND Allowance

Required September 2022

Lakelands Primary School Primary is a forward thinking, inclusive school with a strong, welcoming staff team and a supportive ethos. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced SENCo to join our growing team. You will be responsible for setting the vision and cultivating an inclusive learning environment for Lakelands Primary School and will play a key role in determining the strategic direction of SEND policy and provision within our school.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. You will be part of a strong and supportive team which is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment where all are valued and encouraged to meet their full potential.

The successful candidate should:

be able to motivate and support staff and pupils
have high expectations of children's achievement and behaviour
be committed to working in close partnership with parents, governors and the wider community.
have a proven track record as an exemplary primary school teacher.
hold the National Award for SEN Co-ordination.
have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the current SEN Code of Practice.
possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
be well organised and flexible
The school can offer you:

an opportunity to develop as the school grows
excellent support from the headteacher and the wider trust
supportive staff and parents
happy and wonderful children
Employee Assistance Programme
Cycle to work and Tech Schemes
Deadine for applications: Midday 20 May 2022

Interview date to be confirmed.

The Chelmsford Learning Partnership is committed within its schools to:

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety, and the spiritual and cultural development of children and young people;

Promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued;

The fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs

and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share in this commitment.

As a trust, we welcome applications from colleagues from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from colleagues from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and people that identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender plus (LGBT+) as these groups are currently underrepresented in our trust.

In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on an application form, CVs will not be accepted.  This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. The Chelmsford Learning Partnership is an equal opportunities employer.

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About Lakelands Primary School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
24 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Lakelands Primary School is a brand-new primary in Stanway, Colchester, which opened in September 2020.

The very first pupils who attend our school are Lakelands’ ambassadors. They demonstrate what it means to be a pupil at our school - a place where they are happy, encouraged, respected, nurtured and challenged. They will help shape our school for all of the children who come after them and truly pave the way as young leaders.

The children are provided with an excellent environment in which we can deliver an aspirational education where pupils can thrive. We have recruited teachers who are passionate about creating engaging and meaningful experiences and who will build the children’s love for learning in all subjects including the arts, design and technology (including food preparation in a specialist space), humanities, physical education and computing. Lakelands pupils will leave Year 6, ready for their next step, confident and compassionate members of society. They will know about the importance of community and the values that underpin this; mutual respect, positive relationships and helping others. They will be responsible global citizens, equipped with the knowledge and skills to be forces of positive change in the world.

Personal, social and emotional learning is high on our school’s agenda, and as part of this we have introduced a ‘family dining’ lunchtime service. During this time, children consolidate skills such as table manners, pouring their own water and helping to set the table (with adult support for our youngest pupils!). Our staff eat with the children, supporting them to develop and maintain healthy eating habits, as well as connecting with them and continuing to build relationships outside of the classroom. Mental health and wellbeing are taught discreetly and key texts with these themes as a focus are chosen and interwoven throughout our curriculum, too. We are also striving to be an an actively anti-racist school.

Lakelands is part of the Chelmsford Learning Partnership (CLP) multi academy trust. The trust is delighted and excited that the new school has joined the highly successful family of schools to provide an outstanding provision for the local community in Stanway.

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