A wonderful SEN , all through school in Greenwich is seeking an experienced SENDCo to join them at the start of the Summer term on a permanent basis.
MPS & TLR1 range from £8,069 – £13,654 or AHT depending on experience
The SENDCo, under the direction of the headteacher, will:
Determine the strategic development of special educational needs (SEN) policy and provision in the school
Be responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEN policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual pupils with SEN or a disability
Provide professional guidance to colleagues, working closely with staff, parents and other agencies.
The SENDCO will also be expected to fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions Document.
Duties and responsibilities
Strategic development of SEN policy and provision
Have a strategic overview of provision for pupils with SEN or a disability across the school, monitoring and reviewing the quality of provision through the use of agreed methodologies
Strategic overview of all Annual Reviews and transition/destinations reports
Contribute to school self-evaluation, particularly with respect to provision for pupils with SEN or a disability
Ensure the SEN Policy is put into practice, and that the objectives of this policy are reflected in the School Development Plan
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of national and local initiatives which may affect the school’s policy and practice
Evaluate whether funding is being used effectively, and propose changes to make use of funding more effective
Operation of the SEN 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
Advise on the use of the school’s budget and other resources to meet pupils’ needs effectively, including staff deployment
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
Analyse assessment data for pupils with SEN or a disability
Implement and lead intervention groups for pupils with SEN, and evaluate their effectiveness
- 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.
Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the SENCO will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the headteacher.
- You MUST have Qualified teacher status or other recognised award
- National Award for SEN Co-ordination, or a willingness to complete it within 3 years of appointment [note: this is a requirement under the SEND Code of Practice]
- Teaching experience [a minimum number of 3 years’ experience]
- Experience of working at a whole-school level
- Involvement in self-evaluation and development planning
- Experience of conducting training/leading INSET
- Add experience of line-management responsibilities.