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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours a week TTO

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£29,777 - £31,364 pro rata

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

To work under the direction of the SENCo, as part of the Inclusion Team, to:

  • support the development of special educational needs (SEN) provision in the school to ensure the best possible outcomes for pupils with SEN, a disability or additional needs

  • be a ‘champion for the voice of pupils with SEND/additional needs or disabilities

  • be responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEN policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual pupils with SEN, a disability or additional needs

  • to line manage the Teaching Assistants on a day-to-day basis

  • support the SENCo with applications for EHCPs and FFI

  • support the SENCo with statutory reviews

  • provide guidance to colleagues, working closely with staff, parents and other agencies

  • To undertake work/care/support programmes with students to enable access to learning.

  • To promote the safety and wellbeing of students and all stakeholders.

Note: In the context of this Job Description, pupils with SEN, a disability or additional needs are deemed to include:

  • Pupils on the School’s Special Educational Needs Register;

  • Pupils with identified specific cognition and learning difficulties;

  • Pupils with identified behavioural challenges (social, emotional & mental health difficulties);

  • ‘Children Looked After’, adopted or have a special guardianship order;

  • Pupils whose first language is other than English;

  • Pupils eligible for free school meals and PPG;

  • Pupils belonging to ethnic minorities;

  • Pupils of Romany, Gipsy or Traveller families;

  • Pupils who the Headteacher considers have previously received, for any reason, an inadequate or compromised education.


Development of SEND Provision

  • Work with the SENCo to provide development of SEND policy and provision to ensure it meets the needs of all pupils with SEN or a disability across the school.

  • Provide the SENCo with an overview of provision for pupils with SEN, disability or additional needs across the school, monitoring and reviewing the quality of provision.

  • Work with the SENCo to evaluate whether funding is being used effectively.

Co-ordination of Provision

  • Support the SENCo in maintaining an accurate SEND register and provision map

  • Work with the SENCo to provide guidance to colleagues on teaching pupils with SEN or a disability

  • Work with the SENCo to advise on the use of the school’s budget and other resources to meet pupils’ needs effectively

  • Support the SENDCo with applications for EHCPs and FFI

  • Be aware of the provision in the local offer

  • Liaise with early years providers, other schools, educational psychologists, health and social care professionals, and other external agencies, as required

  • Be a key point of contact for parents and external agencies

  • Implement and co-ordinate intervention groups for pupils with SEN, and evaluate their effectiveness

  • Analyse assessment data for pupils with SEN or a disability and feedback to the SENDCo

Support for pupils with SEN or a disability

  • Work with the SENDCo, staff and parents to help identify a pupil’s SEN

  • Work with the SENDCo to co-ordinate and evaluate provision that meets the pupil’s needs, and monitor its effectiveness

  • Secure relevant outside agency support for the pupil

  • Ensure records are maintained and kept up to date

  • Work with the SENDCo to complete statutory reviews and ensure all relevant paperwork is completed

  • Review the education, health and care plan with parents or carers and the pupil

  • Communicate regularly with parents or carers

  • Ensure that if the pupil transfers to another school, all relevant information is conveyed to it, and support a smooth transition for the pupil

  • Promote the pupils’ inclusion in the school community and access to the curriculum, facilities and extra-curricular activities

  • Work with the designated teacher for looked-after children, where a looked-after pupil has SEN or a disability


  • Support the SENDCo in providing day to day management for teaching Assistants.

  • Work with the SENDCo to identify training needs for staff and how to meet these needs

  • Support the SENDCo in delivering CPD for staff, as appropriate

Other responsibilities

  • To assist with the supervision of children out of lesson times, including before and after school, at lunchtime and extra curricular clubs

  • To provide additional capacity to the administration team during busy periods, as directed by Senior Leadership Team

  • To be part of the safeguarding team as a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • To lead the First Aid Team and be responsible for arranging training and resources required to carry out the role

  • To accompany teaching staff and children on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher

  • Play a full part in the life of the school community, fully support our distinctive Catholic mission and ethos, and encourage and ensure staff and pupils follow this example.

  • Be aware of and comply with school and St Gregory the Great Catholic Academy Trust policies and procedures e.g., child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure equality for all working in an anti-discriminatory manner, upholding, and promoting the standards and equal opportunities of the school and St Gregory the Great Catholic Academy Trust.

  • Recognise and appropriately challenge any incidents of racism, bullying, harassment or victimisation and any form of abuse of equal opportunities, ensuring compliance with relevant policies and procedures and making sure the individual/s involved understand it is unacceptable.

  • To undertake any other duties that are commensurate with the post

The above is not exhaustive and the post holder will be expected to undertake any duties which may reasonably fall within the level of responsibility and the competence of the post as directed by the Head Teacher.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • A strong inclusive environment where our ethos is central to all we do
  • A warm and welcoming school that is unique in its richness and diversity
  • Enthusiastic and inquisitive children who are wonderful to work with
  • A caring, hardworking and dedicated school team who are committed to a child-centred approach to maximise improvement
  • Staff Health and Well-Being programme and support
  • A commitment to strong partnerships between children, parents, school team, governors, the local parishes and the wider community
  • A commitment to continuing professional development and career progression for all

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment; as such we will pursue safer recruitment processes and will verify all references. This post is subject to a DBS check & satisfactory references.

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About Holy Rosary and St Anne's Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
238 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0113 8246300

At Holy Rosary and St Anne’s we strive for excellence and enjoyment in all we do; enabling every child to reach their full potential. Our strong inclusive ethos based on the teachings of the Catholic Faith, along with creative and immersive learning environments, provide opportunities for all; children feel loved, happy, safe and secure. They learn about God’s love and the wonderful world in which they live through prayer, creative learning and playing together in a loving and respectful way, developing their skills and understanding of other faiths and cultures; preparing them for future life. We recognise, celebrate and are very proud of the rich diversity of cultures that makes our school so special and unique.

We believe parents/carers are the most important people in our children’s lives; together we develop strong home, school, parish and community partnerships. Parents/carers are encouraged and supported to deepen their own knowledge and skills to enable them to support and be actively involved in their children’s spiritual and learning journey. We are here to listen and support our families in achieving Excellence and Enjoyment Together in God’s Love.

Arranging a visit to Holy Rosary and St Anne's Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email colette.higgins@hrsaprimary.co.uk.

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