We are seeking an experienced SENDCo to start in the Autumn term. There is the opportunity to start in the Summer term for available candidates. This is a role for applicants who have experience as a school SENDCo and have completed (or begun) a SENDCo accreditation. Our SEND provision is a strength and we can offer you excellent support from both our central Trust Head of SEND, our Deputy Headteacher for Inclusion and our Lead Teaching Assistant with all aspects of SEND support, including administration.
Key responsibilities include:
- Having day-to-day responsibility for the coordination and record keeping of SEND provision to support individual pupils. This will involve supporting children in class and in small groups if necessary.
- Advising class teachers on strategies to support pupils, who may or may not have diagnosed SEND, using the graduated approach to providing SEND support.
- Being involved in decisions about the effective deployment of the school’s delegated budget, support staff and other resources to meet pupils’ needs effectively.
- Liaising with the parents/carers of pupils in line with the requirements of The Pioneer Academy SEND Policy and the SEND Code of Practice 2015.
- Working with the Head teacher and senior leaders to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 with regards to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements for assessments
Woodcote Primary School is a 4-form entry school within The Pioneer Academy. We are a large school with a fantastic team, and, more importantly, wonderful pupils. Our motto is: Inspire, Challenge and Engage, and is at the heart of everything we do. We value each child as an individual and work hard to foster resilience, creativity, responsibility, self-belief, respect and truthfulness. We pride ourselves on our continual drive to provide exceptional care and education. We have a dedicated and enthusiastic team striving for the best for all children. Our last Ofsted inspection was Outstanding, and we work collaboratively within our locality of schools to ensure the highest quality of provision for our children.
Woodcote Primary School is part of The Pioneer Academy Trust which is an academy trust with schools across London and the South East. At The Pioneer Academy, we put children first, pioneering excellence and championing each and every child. All our schools, ranging from small infant schools to large primary schools, work collaboratively, sharing resources and expertise. Find out more at: Woodcote Primary School - Home and www.thepioneeracademy.co.uk
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At The Pioneer Academy, we take the wellbeing and mental health of our staff seriously which is why we are committed to regular reviews of staff well-being and reducing staff workload. We have increased our PPA offer this year to up to 5 hours for full time teachers, and regular additional release time scheduled for all subject leaders across the school. We create bespoke career pathways for every member of staff, identifying and growing talent, with outstanding professional development opportunities at every stage of your career. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme with a range of resources to support wellbeing which is available to all employees and their immediate family members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
What we offer you:
A friendly, dedicated staff team who believe in teamwork and building positive relationships across the school, the Trust and in the local community.
High quality development programme with induction programmes for all new staff.
Excellent CPD opportunities, including middle leadership training
Annual conferences with keynote speakers.
Access to professional coaching.
A supportive and collaborative working ethos, including support from the Trust’s Central Executive Team and a range of experts, such as specialists in pupil welfare, SEND and behaviour.
Termly year group and subject leader forums to increase collaboration and reduce workload.
Access to Employee Assistance Programme including free counselling.
Access to discounted wrap around childcare for staff.
Free academy-wide social events throughout the year.
Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted. References will be requested for those shortlisted only and prior to interview. In line with Keeping children safe in education 2023 online searches will be completed as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates, searching online content that is publicly available for inappropriate online content that may suggest that a shortlisted candidate may not be suitable to work with children, or that may harm the reputation of the school. If any issues of concern come up in online searches, shortlisted candidates will have an opportunity to address these at interview. An Enhanced DBS certificate will be required on provisional offer, including a check of the Children’s Barred List. Further vetting checks, in line with the requirements of Keeping children safe in education 2023 will be completed following a provisional offer of appointment. Where applicable, if an applicant with a provisional offer of employment has lived and/or worked outside the UK, they will be required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct.
Vetting checks, in line with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, will be completed following a provisional offer of appointment. Where applicable, if an applicant with a provisional offer of employment has lived and/or worked outside the UK, they will be required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct.
The Pioneer Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. Our school Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded and read on our website.
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