Special education needs co-ordinator (SENCO) Thomas Middlecott Academy, Boston, Lincolnshire

Job description

To provide strategic leadership of the provision for students with special educational needs (SEN) across the school in order to ensure that these students make excellent progress

To lead, manage and effectively deploy staff and resources within the SEN provision

To lead, monitor and evaluate the development of learning and teaching strategies for students with SEN

To ensure that staff are provided with relevant information and training relating to the support of these students

To lead on raising standards of student attainment and achievement with SEND students in all year groups and ability profiles

To ensure that paperwork relating to students with SEN meets statutory requirements

To maintain appropriate relationships with parents of students with SEN and with relevant external organisations

To take a full role within the school community as a Senior Middle leader

Act within the statutory frameworks, which set out their professional duties and responsibilities and in line with the duties outlined in the current School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and Teacher Standards (2012).

Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified teacher status
Evidence of sustained participation in INSET/CPD
Demonstrable evidence of high standards of class teaching
Experience of co-ordinating and developing staff
Experience of managing teaching resources and a curriculum budget
Practical understanding of effective teaching and evaluation strategies
OFSTED awareness
Awareness of current developments in Education and the implications of these
Understanding of Health and Safety issues
Understanding of effective assessment and target setting procedures
Understanding of inclusion and personalised learning
Requirements for an effective inclusion statutory
Developing differentiated schemes of learning
Knowledge of effective target setting strategies
Effective strategies for supporting staff to improve teaching and learning
Safeguarding

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status (or extensive experience teaching in schools)
Evidence of sustained participation in INSET/CPD
Degree level qualification
Participation in work with other schools/agencies
National SENCO Accreditation

Essential skills and experience

Demonstrable evidence of high standards of teaching
Experience of co-ordinating and developing staff
Experience of managing teaching resources and a curriculum budget
Practical understanding of effective teaching and evaluation strategies

Employee benefits

MPS/UPS + TLR1A

Access to Teachers Pension Scheme.


About Thomas Middlecott Academy

Thomas Middlecott Academy is situated in Kirton, within the Borough of Boston, Lincolnshire. Our academy is named after Sir Thomas Middlecott, who founded the first Free Grammar School in Kirton in 1624, and there has been a school serving our local community ever since. The academy fosters sport as a huge focus but will also benefit from other opportunities as part of the David Ross Education Trust. This includes new IT systems, unrivaled enrichment opportunities and increased academic expectations. We are very lucky to be able to benefit from an outstanding sports and fitness centre which has a multi purpose sports hall, dance studio and fitness suite.

Address
Edinburgh Drive, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 1JS
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Thomas Middlecott Academy website (opens in a new window)