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Brand new SEMH/SEN school opening in 2022.

Salary: M1 - UPS2 Fringe (£26,948 - £41,295)

Hours: 40 hours per week

This new school is part of a group of 20 SEN schools across the UK with excellent training and CPD.

This school is an innovative new provider for 11-16 year old pupils with Special Educational Needs. They have taken a mixed academic approach to create an environment where young people can achieve their own goals and thrive - be that with GCSEs or a vocational route.

They’re currently looking for an experienced SENCO to join their expanding team, to be a part of this exciting new experience right from the start.

The Role:

Your role will be to establish and promote an inclusive approach to SEN across the whole school. Managing the Annual Review Process with the assistance of an administration assistant and be a key liaison with Local Authority EHCP Coordinators and all professionals in the field

Key duties:

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Identify and adopt the most effective teaching approaches for all pupils ensuring dissemination throughout all staff

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Monitor teaching and learning activities to meet the needs of SEN pupils and track AFL data for the purposes of Annual Reviews, PEPs, LAC Reviews and general School Reporting

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Liaise with other schools to ensure continuity of support and learning when transferring SEN pupils

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Promote best practice and contribute to the aims and ethos of the school through Inset and CPD for new teachers

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Set targets for raising achievement among all pupils

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Collate and present assessment and performance data and share with staff and other professionals where appropriate

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Set up systems for identifying, reviewing and monitoring need. This includes the management (chairing) of Annual Reviews for Statements and EHCPs

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Update the Head and SLT on the effectiveness of the provision and delivery of SEN provision

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Keep parents informed about their child's progress through individual meetings and at parents’ evenings

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Provide training opportunities for learning support assistants and teachers to learn about SEN, including whole-school Inset

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Identify resources needed to meet the needs of SEN pupils and make recommendations to the Head for appropriate spends

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To work with the Head and other key staff on developing the effectiveness of transition arrangements and integration into the school's provision

Skills and Qualifications:

Qualifications:

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SENCO qualifications preferred or teacher working in special school and willingness to undertake SENDCO qualification

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GCSE Maths and English Level 2/C or above qualification is essential.

Knowledge and Experience:

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Relevant knowledge and experience of pupils with SEN and SEND Code of Practice

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Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures

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Experience of managing a range of approaches to behaviour, including managing behaviours that challenge

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Experience working with SEN in an employed or voluntary setting

Skills:

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Commitment to the role, the desire to put children first and treat them as individuals

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Be positive and creative in meeting pupils’ needs

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Full UK driving licence and access to your own car desirable

What’s on offer?

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Full training and continued support

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Life assurance and pension

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Health cash back plan

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Car lease scheme

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Bike to work scheme

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Perk box

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Free parking

How to Apply: Call or email Alisdair at Integritas Education

Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position.

If you are successful, Integritas is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service.

The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process.

As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback

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