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SENDCo - Special Education Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator

Hampshire Education

Job Description

Job/Person Summary

We are looking to appoint a SENDCo who will be committed to lead our school in its dedication to providing an inclusive environment for high-quality provision for all pupils in our school how have special educational needs or disabilities. Our school provides good provision for pupils with SEND and we are looking for a candidate to continue leading us in this.

For a September 2022 start, but a January 2023 start could be negotiated

Candidates should have:

  • Qualified Teacher status with 3 years or more teaching experience
  • Experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs
  • The National Award for SEN Co-ordination or be working towards/willing to work towards it
  • A good knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice
  • The ability to lead staff in developing their knowledge and expertise in working with children with SEND
  • The skills and experience of working with pupils with a range of different abilities and needs
  • The ability to lead, support and oversee the work of Learning Support Assistants
  • Contribute to school self-evaluation, particularly with respect to provision for pupils with SEND
  • Good communication skills and an ability to work within a team
  • Excellent management and organisational skills and experience of leading/managing other staff
  • The necessary skills enabling effective liaison with a variety of external agencies

We can offer:

  • A friendly, welcoming school that has a positive, generous, empathetic and caring ethos
  • CPD opportunities to help you develop your practice and further your career

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic development of SEN policy and provision

  • Have a strategic overview of provision for pupils with SEND across the school, monitoring and reviewing the quality of provision.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of national and local initiatives which may affect the schools 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 SEND and advise on the graduated approach to SEND support.
  • Advise on the use of the schools budget and other resources to meet pupils needs effectively.
  • Be aware of the provision in the local offer.
  • Work with our own and other 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 Hampshire SEN Services.
  • Analyse assessment data for pupils with SEND and use this for strategic planning.
  • Implement and oversee intervention groups for pupils with SEND and evaluate their effectiveness.

Support for pupils with SEND

  • Support the identification of and disseminate the most effective teaching approaches for individual pupils with SEND
  • Undertake day-to-day co-ordination of SEND pupils provisions through close liaison with staff, parents and external agencies
  • Co-ordinate provision that meets the pupils needs and monitor its effectiveness.
  • Work with staff to develop effective ways of bridging barriers to learning.
  • Secure relevant services for pupils
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