This job expired on 20 May 2022

  • Job start date

    1 September 2022

  • Closing date

    20 May 2022 at 10am

  • Date listed

    10 May 2022

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Working pattern

Full time, part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,714 - £41,604

Additional allowances


SENDCO & Inclusion Lead job summary

The successful applicant will be required to lead and manage the SEND and pastoral provision across the school. They will provide clear guidance for staff on the implementation of quality first teaching strategies and must have a good knowledge of how to use the Birmingham Toolkit to support the identification, provision and tracking of progress for pupils with cognition and learning difficulties. In addition, knowledge of the Sheffield Support Grid or similar tool for identifying areas of need is required. You will be expected to manage and train our support staff to ensure they can offer bespoke support to our pupils.

We would expect our SENCO to forge strong relationships within the community and be able to provide honest, detailed and purposeful feedback to both parents and external agencies to ensure they have a complete picture about the educational next steps required to enable our children to fully achieve. You will be expected to work within the broader SENCO network to ensure that the school is able to fully access all support available.

The successful applicant will need to hold the National Award for SEN Coordination, or be willing to train to achieve the qualification as soon as possible, as well as have relevant SEND experience.

You will need to be able to:
· Identify children with special educational needs;
· Ensure there is high quality teaching and intervention for children with SEND;
· Ensure detailed, confidential and accurate record keeping;
· Track and monitor the progress and attainment of children with SEND;
· Communicate regularly with parents of children with special educational needs;
· Train teachers and support staff in strategies to improve outcomes for SEND pupils;
· Oversee the day-to-day operation of SEND policy;
Plan for and map provision for pupils evidencing impact/success;
· Work closely with external agencies including the Local Authority's support and psychological services; health and social services and any voluntary organisations.

We seek candidates who:
· Have previous experience and a proven track-record of success as a SENCO and Inclusion Lead;
· Are able to build strong and supportive relationships with pupils and their families;
· Have excellent knowledge of provision for pupils with SEND and a range of appropriate support strategies and interventions;
· Hold the SENCO qualification or be prepared to study for and gain the qualification as soon as possible;
· Demonstrate an up to date full working knowledge of SEND legislation and the SEND Code of Practice;
· Show outstanding communication and organisational skills;
· Can work in partnership with children and families to provide the best provision possible;
· Share our values and passion for excellence for all pupils;
· Can work strategically alongside the leadership team;
· Be able to lead and appraise a team
· Have the skills to coordinate provision for SEND pupils and other vulnerable groups
- take the role of deputy DSL and have clear knowledge and commitment to safeguarding practices.

We offer:
· Commitment to your CPD;
· A fantastic school environment with a warm and welcoming team;
· An experienced SLT who will support you in your role;
· Supportive staff and governors;
· A team of Education Support staff to support personalised learning and interventions.

Shortlisting: Friday 20th May

Interview: Thursday 26th May

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)
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.

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About Westways Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
614 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0114 266 2471

The Governors at Westways are seeking to appoint an inspirational person to work at our high-achieving, welcoming and diverse school.

Arranging a visit to Westways Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vphillips@westways.sheffield.sch.uk.

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