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SENCO - Hackney - September 2019

SENCO - Hackney - September 2019

  • Location

    Hackney, London

  • Sector:

    Secondary Education, Special Education Needs

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  • Contact:

    Natalie Abel

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    long term

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  • Startdate:

    September 2019

This prestigious, Secondary School is seeking a SENCO to work with the support of the Head and Governing body to take responsibility for the day-to-day operation of provision made by the school for pupils with SEN. Providing professional guidance in the area of SEN in order to secure high quality teaching and the effective use of resources to bring about improved standards of achievement of all pupils.

The position is based in Hackney and is a short walk from the train station.


Main Responsibilities

Strategic direction and development of SEN provision

Teaching and learning

Leading and managing staff

Efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources

Strategic direction of SEN provision

  • Ensure effective systems of communication
  • Monitoring the quality of SEN support by establishing effective systems to identify and meet the needs of pupils
  • Ensure that the objectives of the SEN policy are reflected in the school improvement plan.
  • Liaise with and coordinate the contribution of external agencies
  • Up-to-date knowledge of National and local initiatives which may impact upon policy and practice.

Teaching and learning

  • Influencing the whole Teaching and learning policy to promote aspects of inclusive teaching
  • Leading INSET regularly and where appropriate; this may include chairing and be a part of working parties
  • Providing opportunities for observation of colleagues/visits to other schools in order to share best practice.
  • Work with pupils, subject leaders, class teachers with tutorial/pastoral responsibilities to ensure realistic expectations of behaviour and achievement is set for SEN pupils
  • Support developments and initiatives to improve standards in literacy and numeracy as well as access to the wider curriculum
  • Overseeing and monitoring the quality of IEPs and IPPs such as pastoral support plans and maintaining detailed information for subsequent meetings with parents
  • Develop systems for colleagues to monitor and record progress made by pupils with SEN towards the achievement of targets set in IPPs;
  • Supporting the Head in meeting statutory responsibilities for SEN statements and their Annual Review
  • Lead the Annual Review meetings for statemented students

Leading and managing staff

  • Lead and manage all staff within the SEN department
  • Advise the head and Deputy head on all staffing matters within the department;
  • To appraise all departmental colleagues on an annual basis
  • Encourage all staff to recognise and fulfil their statutory responsibilities

Requirements for this role:


Qualifications, skills and experience required:

  • Educated to degree level and a recognised teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE);
  • Experience of Special Educational Needs within secondary education
  • Good IT skills;
  • The ability to work with a range of staff at all levels;

Personal qualities

The successful person will have:

  • A good sense of humour;
  • Good inter-personal skills;
  • An ability to work very hard; resilience;
  • Enthusiasm that inspires others;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Positivity and perseverance.

If you which to apply for this position then please send your CV for the attention of Natalie at Remedy Education

Remedy Education is a Quality Mark agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the CRB

Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.