4 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 2 days a week

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS6

Additional allowances

SEN TLR

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint a kind, compassionate and dedicated Sendco to our fantastic team. This is a non-teaching position for 2 days a week (days can be flexible). You will be a member of our Wider Leadership Team and work closely with the Pastoral Lead to provide every child with the chance to flourish and prosper within our school.

This role will require experience working with a wide range of special educational needs and preferably having already had some experience of the role of a SENDCO or working alongside an experienced SENDCO.

We are looking for:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • The ability to work well with our families
  • Passion for inclusive teaching and learning.
  • The ability to work well with outside agencies
  • A trauma informed approach
  • A thorough understanding of the SEND Code of Practice.
  • Have or willing to work towards the National Award for Senco (NASENCO)

Avonmouth Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We are working to becoming an Eco-Friendly school and strongly believe in our sustainability plan.

Safeguarding StatementAvonmouth Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.Applyfavorite_borderSave

What the school offers its staff

We can offer the right candidate:

  • A supportive environment that values everyone’s contributions
  • A supportive leadership team
  • Happy and engaged children
  • Enrolment in the Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Tailored career progression through performance management;
  • Flu vaccination offer and access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme.
  • Free onsite parking
  • School that is close to the Park and Ride and Avonmouth Train station
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • The chance to be part of a friendly, inclusive staff
  • A supportive leadership team.
  • Wellbeing package through Education Mutual.
  • A work/life balance with many staff working flexibly.
  • Pay the ‘Bristol Real Living Wage’’

Safeguarding Statement:

Further details about the role

In addition to the responsibilities of class teacher and the school teachers’ pay and conditions document you will also undertake the following duties and responsibilities.

Responsible to: Deputy Headteacher

Purpose of the post:

In addition to the responsibilities under the teaching standards and those set out in teachers’ pay and conditions document you will also undertake the following duties and responsibilities.

Overall responsibility:

§ To lead, manage, develop and maintain high quality SEND provision which enables quality teaching, excellent learning outcomes and success for all pupils.

§ To model effective teaching, to coach and train colleagues and to teach, as appropriate, across the school.

§ To keep all aspects of paperwork including records, applications for EHCPs and policies up-to-date and actioned as appropriate

§ To liaise with parents, the safeguarding team and other professionals when required.

Responsibilities of the post:

Implement school’s SEND Policy and school offer

Monitor teaching and learning activities to meet the needs of all pupils in the school with SEND

Secure relevant services for pupils where necessary

Perform annual reviews

Support teachers to write Pupil Provision Plan Targets/

Create provision maps for all children on the SEND register.

Set targets for raising achievement among all pupils with SEND

Complete funding applications as appropriate

Having an overview of vulnerable groups and how strategies can support further development

Promoting inclusion

Leading, developing and enhancing the teaching practice of others

Identify and adopt the most effective teaching approaches for pupils with SEND

Identify and teach skills that will develop pupils’ ability to work independently

Develop understanding of learning needs and the importance of raising achievement among pupils

Support staff with planning for and supporting children within the class

Accountability for leading, managing and developing a subject or Curriculum area or pupil development across the curriculum

Manage and co-ordinate the teaching of SEND within the school

Disseminate good practice in SEND across the school

Set up systems for identifying, assessing and reviewing SEND

Update the headteacher and governing body on the effectiveness of provision for pupils with SEND

Attend consultation evenings and keep parents informed about their child’s progress

Collect and interpret assessment data

Establish, maintain and review school’s SEND policy

Management responsibility

Support all staff to recognise and fulfil their statutory responsibilities to pupils with SEND

Undertake and co-ordinate training for support and teaching staff to learn about SEND

Resources/Administration

Identify resources needed and advise the head teacher of priorities for expenditure

Other

Liaise with other schools to ensure continuity of support and learning when transferring pupils with SEND

Develop links with governors, other LAs and neighbouring schools

This job description sets out the key outcomes required.

It does not specify in detail the activities required to achieved these outcomes.


Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Avonmouth Church of England Primary School and Nursery

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
211 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01179030280

Avonmouth Church of England Primary School & Nursery is situated in Avonmouth village and welcomes children from Nursery through to Year Six. Please take a look through the information on the website. We are extremely proud of our school and are delighted to celebrate the successes and achievements of all members of our school community.

We have high expectations for all the children in our school, both academically and behaviourally, and strive to meet the needs of every child.

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