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SENDCo Vacancy at Orchard Value Community School

Orchard Vale Community School, Barnstaple, Devon

Job details

Job role
SEN specialist
Working pattern
Part-time only
Contract type
£25,714 - £41,604 FTE (this will be paid pro-rata according to hours and weeks worked)

Job summary

This position is required from 19th April 2021 to be based in Orchard Vale Community School, Barnstaple, North Devon. This is a part-time, permanent position working 0.8 FTE, 39 weeks per year. This post attracts a SENDCo allowanec of £2,270 per annum, to be pro-rated as per FTE.

We are looking for a skilled SENDCo who is an excellent classroom practitioner and is able to demonstrate high levels of effectiveness in the classroom. They need to have strong organisational, leadership and communication skills, and should be able to offer advice, support and motivation to children, staff, parents and the wider community. They will lead and manage the school’s provision of SEND within a large and busy school. They need to demonstrate their ability to deliver the best possible outcomes for all learners, provide evidence of successful multi agency working and will preferably already hold or be working towards the National Professional SENDCo Qualification.

Essential Educational Requirements

The successful candidate will need to inspire and motivate and children and staff and be able to form positive professional relationships with all stakeholders. They will need to be a skilful communicator and be able to manage tricky situations to achieve the best outcomes. They must use own excellent practice to improve others’ inclusive teaching and be able to use monitoring to lead improvement in provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. They will have a commitment to seeking out and sharing the best methods to help the individual and to removing any barriers which might lead to underachievement. They have the ability to set appropriate learning targets and to support staff in developing teaching strategies to enable these to be met by the child. They will need to be efficient and organised and have a commitment to safeguarding, equal opportunities, inclusion, diversity, health & safety and access for all and promoting the welfare of all of our children

Essential Skills and Experience

- Qualified teacher status.
- Knowledge of standards expected in each year group.
- Knowledge of the effectiveness of different intervention strategies that will meet individual needs
- Able to use different strategies to maintain good behaviour across the school.
- Evidence of leading whole school improvement initiatives.
- Ability to interpret and act on data.
- Extensive good/outstanding teaching in a primary school.
- Experience of working with staff in a medium or large primary school.
- Experience of safeguarding procedures
- Extensive knowledge and application of the SEND Code of Practice.

Although not class-based, this post does have a teaching responsibility of no more than 3 hours per day. Our SENDCo is a key member of our Senior Leadership Team. The successful applicant will work as part of the Ventrus SEND Best Practice Network.

Applying for the job

To apply for this role please submit your application online; your supporting statement should outline your suitability for the post.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
350 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Orchard Vale Community School

Orchard Vale Community School is a member of Ventrus, a group of Devon schools who actively collaborate to improve children's outcomes. As a Trust, we offer excellent career and development opportunities.

Ventrus is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure is required for this post.

Arranging a visit to Orchard Vale Community School

If you are interested and would like to discuss this post further please contact Mrs Fiona Pearce, Head Teacher or Mrs Robinne Lowrey Deputy Head Teacher, please telephone 01271 375074 or email orchardvale@ventrus.org.uk.

School location

Westacott Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8QY

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