Start date: January 2018
Permanent 0.6 contract
Closing date: Thursday 12th October at 12 noon
Interviews: Thursday 19th October 2017
We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, effective and experienced practitioner to join our Senior Leadership Team and lead our SEND and Inclusion provision. Previous leadership and/or SENCO/INCO experience would be advantageous. This new role is offered as a 0.6 contract, with some flexibility to negotiate hours, driven by the needs of pupils.
St Mark's Church of England Primary School is a thriving, happy, nurturing community of over 400 learners (a number with additional needs) and a track record of effective SEND provision within a mainstream environment. We currently cater for 14 children with EHCPs, a further 19 children on the SEND register and 57 children in receipt of Pupil Premium.
We are looking for a candidate who can:
• Read and manipulate whole school and cohort data to identify trends.
• Think whole-school and strategically about needs and matching them with interventions, monitoring and implementing effective systems where necessary.
• Monitor and manage the quality of provision for SEND, Pupil Premium and Gifted and Talented children ensuring the rapid and sustained progress of all groups.
• Manage themselves in meetings, chairing review meetings as necessary.
• Be efficient with the paperwork and delegate to, and effectively manage, admin support.
• Lead and support best practice and if needed to provide training, advice and support to staff that assists teachers in the classroom.
• Line manage Teaching Assistants.
• Manage complicated situations.
• Build positive relationships with parents and other agencies.
• Act as a deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
• Promote and uphold the distinctive Christian ethos of the school.
• Carry out statutory functions of the role.
A successful candidate, new to the role, without the specified prior experience, would be required to commit to achieving the National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Co-ordination within three years of appointment, with the support of the school.
We can offer mentoring within a caring, supportive team within school and the support of other SENCOs within the Bournemouth Septenary Trust.
We would welcome you to make contact to arrange a tour of the school.
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