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SENDCo/Designated Teacher for Looked After and Previously Looked After Children

Woodfield Academy, Redditch, Worcestershire

Job details

Job role SEN specialist
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS/UPS plus SEND Allowance

Job summary

Woodfield Academy is looking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated and dynamic SENDCo/Designated Teacher for Looked After and Previously Looked After Children to lead these areas. This is a role for a talented teacher with a commitment to inclusion who shares our determination to enable every child to maximise their development and outcomes. Your role will play a key part in supporting our pupils to develop as confident, ambitious individuals who are emotionally and intellectually equipped for a brighter future and in supporting the Inclusion Leader.
Our new SENDCO must:
• Have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the statutory requirements of the SEND Code of Practice and practical application strategies for meeting the special educational needs of pupils
• Have substantial experience of working with children with SEND and EHCPs (particularly of working with pupils with Autism)
• Have experience of working with children who have additional social, emotional and/or mental health needs
• Have the ability to lead and manage a team of support staff to ensure provision matches the needs of all pupils with special or additional educational needs
• Have a passion for ensuring the life chances of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children are planned for and make a difference to their personal, social and emotional development and academic outcomes
• Have the ability and skills needed to ensure continued inclusion improvement through coaching and feedback
• Have the ability to form strong partnerships with parents and offer them the support, advice and the reassurance they often seek in ensuring their child’s needs are being met
• Have confidence in the use of data to analyse and evaluate performance, presenting information to a variety of audiences
• Have a high standard of written and verbal communication skills
• Have excellent organisational skills, with attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines
• Be effective in working in partnerships with multi-agency professionals
• Have resilience and the ability to work under pressure

Employee benefits

We can offer you:
• A values-led organisational culture of compassion, respect, responsibility and resilience
• The opportunity to be supported by a SEND Specialist Leader of Education and an Inclusion Leader
• 16 hours SEND admin support per week and dedicated office accommodation for SEND
• A team of 11 support staff supporting learning, pastoral and nurture provision
• The opportunity to make a life changing difference to the lives of our pupils
• A staff healthcare package

Applying for the job

For further details of the post, to request an application pack, or to arrange an informal discussion with the Headteacher, please contact Ms S Little, PA to the Headteacher via email on recruitment@woodfield.worcs.sch.uk. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by telephone.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Middle
School size 514 pupils enrolled
Age range 9 to 13
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Woodfield Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@woodfield.worcs.sch.uk

About Woodfield Academy

Woodfield Academy is a popular 5-form entry middle school with over 500 pupils on roll, aged 9-13 years. We are a happy, vibrant learning community, with high aspirations for the children in our care and the staff team that supports them.

Arranging a visit to Woodfield Academy

For further details of the post, to request an application pack, or to arrange an informal discussion with the Headteacher, please contact Ms S Little, PA to the Headteacher via email on recruitment@woodfield.worcs.sch.uk. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by telephone.

School location

Studley Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 7HH