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  • Start date details

    January 2025 or sooner subject to notice period

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Special Education Needs (SEN)

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L1 - L3 (£47,185 - £49,574)

Trust SENCO job summary

Strategic Development: Have a strategic overview of provision for pupils with SEN or a disability across the school, monitoring and reviewing the quality of provision.. Make sure the SEND policy is put into practice and its objectives are reflected in the school improvement plan. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of national and local initiatives that may affect the school’s policy and practice. Evaluate whether funding is being used effectively, and suggest changes to make use of funding more effective.

Operation of the SEND policy and co-ordination of provision: Maintain an accurate SEND register and provision map. Provide guidance to colleagues on teaching pupils with SEN or a disability, and advise on the graduated approach to SEN support. Be aware of the provision in the local offer. Work with early years providers, other schools, educational psychologists, health and social care professionals, and other external agencies. Be a key point of contact for external agencies, especially the local authority (LA). Analyse assessment data for pupils with SEN or a disability. Implement and lead intervention groups for pupils with SEND, and evaluate their effectiveness

Support for pupils with SEN or a disability: Swiftly identify and accurately assess pupils’ needs including SEND. Co-ordinate provision that meets the pupil’s needs, and monitor its effectiveness. Ensure records are maintained and kept up to date. Review education, health and care plans (EHCP) with parents or carers and the pupil. Communicate regularly with parents or carers. Ensure if pupils transfer to another school, all relevant information is shared, and support a smooth transition. Promote the pupils’ inclusion in the school community and access to the curriculum, facilities and extra-curricular activities.

Leadership and management: Work with the headteacher and governors to ensure the school meets its responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 in terms of reasonable adjustments and access arrangements. Prepare and review information the governing board is required to publish. Contribute to the school improvement plan and whole-school policy. Identify training needs for staff and how to meet these needs. Lead staff CPD. Promote an ethos and culture that supports the school’s SEND policy and promotes good outcomes for pupils with SEN or a disability. The SENCO will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.

Commitment to safeguarding

Waterton Academy Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.
Waterton Academy Trust follows safer recruitment processes which all applicants will be subject to. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful candidates and two satisfactory references. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of any unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview.

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