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  • Closing date

    12 April 2024 at 4pm

  • Date listed

    4 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,570 - £47,528 + SEN ALLOWANCE (DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE)

SENDCO job summary

Ark Ayrton Primary Academy

SENDCO

 

Location: Portsmouth, PO5 4LS
Salary:
MPS/UPS - £30,570-£47,528

+ SEN Allowance (depending on experience)

Contract: Permanent, full time

Start date: September 2024

Reporting to: Head of school

Closing date: 12th April 2024
Interview date:
TBC

Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly advised.

 

We are looking for a dedicated and inspirational SENDCO to join our highly committed team and further develop our provision and outcomes for children with SEND at the school.

 

About the role:

We are looking for an exceptional and experienced SENDCO to fully support the Head of School and be part of the Leadership team of Ark Ayrton Primary. You will work closely alongside the SLT to ensure that children with SEND are able to make rapid progress in line with the academy’s expectations.

 

In this non-class based role, you will be responsible for continuing strong SEND provision and its development across the school as well as contributing to overall leadership of the school. Teaching responsibilities will include small, targeted groups.

 

Ideal candidates will have:

·         A minimum of two years’ experience and hold QTS

·         The National Award for SEN Co-ordination

·         Experience of working with children with Special Needs

·         Thorough knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice

·         The ability to lead and support staff in developing their knowledge and expertise in working with SEND children

·         Skilful in working with pupils with a range of different abilities and needs – SEND, LAC, Pupil Premium, EAL, SEMH

·         To work effectively with the Head of School and SLT to achieve excellence

·         Proven experience of line managing support staff

·         Good communication skills and an ability to work within a team and maintain effective relationships with parents and carers

·         Good management and organisational skills and experience of leading/managing other staff.

·         The necessary communication skills enabling liaison with a variety of external agencies

 

View the full job description and person specification here.

 

About our school:

Ark Ayrton Primary Academy in Portsmouth is a two-form entry primary academy, which became part of the Ark network in September 2013.

 

We aspire for all our children to have the academic knowledge necessary to enable them to progress to university. We want our pupils to have a love of learning and curiosity about the world, and for them to be polite, well-mannered young people who take responsibility for their choices and drive their own destinies.

 

We have a strong and clear vision with an engaging curriculum which develops and celebrates the potential of each child.

 

Our Ark network shares a belief in our six pillars:

·         High expectations: we have high expectations of ourselves and for what all children can achieve

·         Excellent teaching: great teaching is what transforms children’s attainment and opens doors for the future.

·         Exemplary behaviour: children can and should be taught to behave well

·         Depth for breadth: with a curriculum that ensures our children have the knowledge and cultural capital to thrive in the classroom and beyond.

·         Knowing every child: we get to know and care deeply about each of our children as individuals.

·         Always learning: we expect children to always learn, but also for our staff to continually develop their professional expertise, supported by Ark’s broad professional

development offer.

 

Learn more about us by visiting https://arkayrtonprimary.org/

 

We offer:

·         Excellent working school environment where staff are happy, positive and dedicated.

·         Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the network

·         Salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale.

·         Twice as many training days as standard.

·         Generous pension scheme.

·         Access to Ark rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers

·         Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season ticket or to buy a bicycle.

·         Gym discounts – offering up to 40%.

·         Access to Employee Assistance Programme – providing free, confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support.

 

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer.

 

How to apply:

To apply, please submit an application via the Ark recruitment portal or please visit https://arkayrtonprimary.org/jobs/vacancies and submit your application.

Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly advised.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for any questions, please contact Lynda Miller, Operations Lead on 023 92824828 to discuss the role further.

 

For any technical issues, please contact our system support team by clicking the chat function on the bottom right of the advert screen.

 

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.  

 

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link. 

 

We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.

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About Ark Ayrton Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
418 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Ark Ayrton Primary School and Nursery is a popular school in the heart of Portsmouth. As part of the Ark network of schools, we are committed to making sure that every child has access to a great education and real choices in life.

We have high expectations of our children and for our children of what they can achieve. Our priorities are to ensure all children are here, safe, happy and learning well at all times. We have a strong and dedicated staff team at Ayrton - all ready to provide the best education and environment for the children to thrive in every day. We have a bespoke ‘Horizons’ Curriculum, written by us for our children and we are passionate and relentless in ensuring that there is something for everyone at Ark Ayrton.

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