SENCO with QTS The Barnes Wallis Academy, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Job description

Barnes Wallis Academy is now recruiting for a SENCO - to start as soon as possible. If you are an experienced, qualified SENCO, this role could be the ideal next step in your career.

As this is also a teaching role, teaching specialisms may be taken into account, depending on the needs of the Academy.

To provide strategic leadership of the provision for students with special educational needs (SEN) across the school in order to ensure that these students make excellent progress

To lead, manage and effectively deploy staff and resources within the SEN provision

To lead, monitor and evaluate the development of learning and teaching strategies for students with SEN

To ensure that staff are provided with relevant information and training relating to the support of these students

To lead on raising standards of student attainment and achievement with SEND students in all year groups and ability profiles

To ensure that paperwork relating to students with SEN meets statutory requirements

To maintain appropriate relationships with parents of students with SEN and with relevant external organisations

To take a full role within the school community as a Senior Middle leader

Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.

Essential educational requirements

Degree or equivalent

Essential qualifications

Hold a recognised SENCO qualification

Essential skills and experience


• Demonstrable evidence of high standards of teaching
• Experience of co-ordinating and developing staff
• Experience of managing teaching resources and a curriculum budget
• Practical understanding of effective teaching and evaluation strategies

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

• OFSTED awareness
• Awareness of current developments in Education and the implications of these
• Understanding of Health and Safety issues
• Understanding of effective assessment and target setting procedures
• Understanding of inclusion and personalised learning
• An understanding of good inclusive education and the SEN Code of Practice
• Awareness of preferred learning styles and accelerated learning programmes

Employee benefits

Continuous Professional Development
Teachers' Pension Scheme

About The Barnes Wallis Academy

We are pleasantly situated within the villages of Coningsby and Tattershall and our aim is to be the heartbeat of these villages. Our size undoubtedly helps to create a strong feeling of togetherness that contributes to the ease of relationships between students, parents and staff. Barnes Wallis Academy has excellent facilities that all our students benefit from. We have well resourced classrooms and specialist teaching rooms. In addition we have four ICT suites and extensive sports facilities.

Butts Lane, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN4 4PN
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