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Job start date
1 September 2022
20 May 2022 at 10am
10 May 2022
Full-time equivalent salary
- £25,714 - £41,604
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.
· 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
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This would include willingness to participate in relevant training. The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of The Police Act 1997.
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About Westways Primary School
- School type
- Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
- School size
- 628 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 3 to 11
The Governors at Westways are seeking to appoint an inspirational person to work at our high-achieving, welcoming and diverse school.
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