Archbishop Holgate’s School is looking for a suitably qualified, well-educated and adaptable person to join our highly successful team in the position of SENDCo. The successful candidate will either be a current SENDCo or be willing to complete the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (NASENCO).
The core focus of the role of SENDCo is working with and under the Deputy Headteacher for Teaching and Learning and Student Progress to remove barriers to learning. Central to this is fulfilling all aspects of the role of Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator including responsibility for the SEND register, staff training and development, timetabling, assessment, reviews, and representing the school as required.
The ability to work closely and positively within school guidelines, procedures and expectations with colleagues at all levels of responsibility, both within and beyond the school, is essential.
The post holder must also have a good understanding of SEND issues, a calm and empathetic approach and be able to work under pressure and keep to tight deadlines. They must have a clear understanding and knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice.
The post involves overall responsibility for all aspects of the day-to-day running of the school’s SEND policy pre-16 and post-16, and
co-ordinating provision for individual students with special needs through working closely with staff, parents and carers, and agencies as appropriate.
Essential educational requirements
Archbishop Holgate’s is looking for a colleague who will either be a serving SENDCo or someone will the experience, skills and qualities to complete the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination qualification.
The successful candidate will either be a current SENDCo or be willing to complete the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (NASENCO).
Essential skills and experience
Sound knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice
Understanding of what makes ‘quality first’ teaching, and of effective intervention strategies
Ability to plan and evaluate interventions
Data analysis skills, and the ability to use data to inform provision planning
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to build effective working relationships
Ability to influence and negotiate
Good record-keeping skills
The SENDCO will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.
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