Our experienced Head teacher and her supportive senior leadership team are
seeking a SENDCo to start in the Summer term. There is the opportunity to start
in the Spring term for available candidates. We are ideally looking for
applicants who have experience as a school SENDCo, but we are able to support
the successful applicant in gaining their SENDCo accreditation. This is an
opportunity to form part of the school leadership team and we welcome
applications from applicants who already have leadership experience. 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.
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
- Access to discounted wrap around childcare for
- Free academy-wide social events throughout the
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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