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SENCO - Islington, North London

Primary SENCO - Redbridge, East London

Are you an experienced SENCO looking for a new role to start September 2021?

Or have you recently completed your SENCO qualifications and looking for your first SENCO role?

If you are looking to join a nurturing two form entry primary school with excellent leadership - then this might be the role for you.

  • SENCO role
  • National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) essential for this role
  • Full - time (permanent role)
  • Ofsted 'Good' graded primary school
  • Two form entry primary school
  • Excellent transport links (onsite parking available)
  • September 2021 start
  • Immediate interviews available
  • Salary depending on experience: Main scale / Upper scale + SEN allowance.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and adopt the most effective teaching approaches for SEN pupils.
  • Monitor teaching and learning activities to meet the needs of SEN pupils.
  • Liaise with other schools to ensure continuity of support and learning when transferring SEN pupils.
  • Promote inclusion best practice and contribute to the aims and ethos of the school.
  • Set targets for raising achievement among SEN pupils and other groups as appropriate.
  • Collect and interpret specialist assessment and performance data and share with other staff.
  • Set up systems for identifying SEN and assessing and review SEN provision. This includes creating and monitoring EHC plans, provision maps with class teachers and learning support assistants.
  • Update the headteacher on the effectiveness of provision for SEN children.
  • Keep parents informed about their child's progress through individual meetings and at parents' evenings.
  • Ensure all members of staff are able to recognise and fulfil their statutory responsibilities to SEN pupils.
  • Provide training opportunities for learning support assistants and teachers to learn about inclusion, including whole school INSET.
  • Identify resources needed to meet the needs of SEN pupils and manage the SEN budget.
  • To be responsible for the supervision and organisation of learning support assistants, including their performance management.
  • Support pupil progress meetings, recording agreed provision within the provision maps.
  • Liaise with the education psychology service and other specialist and support agencies.
  • Lead CPD on inclusion matters as needed across the school.
  • Work with the headteacher to plan the overall deployment of teaching assistants throughout the school.
  • To coordinate the identification, assessment and monitoring the process of all SEN pupils including the management of the SEN register and the review processes.
  • To be responsible for the pastoral needs of SEN pupils including their physical and social well-being.
  • To develop appropriate networks with outside agencies, including cluster groups, network learning communities, and neighbourhood schools.
  • To willingly undertake any reasonable task requested by the headteacher from time to time to support the safeguarding of staff and children.
  • To be willing to undertake the role of deputy designated safeguarding lead with the headteacher.

To be considered for this role please send your CV, you will need an enhanced DBS to be considered for this role!