Vacancy Detail

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SMART Edcuation are recruiting for a qualified and experienced Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) to work full time within a secondary school in Birmingham on an interim basis. This is initially an interim post till Christmas 2020 with the prospect of becoming a permanent role for the right candidate.

Strategic development of the school's Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision and oversight of the day-to-day operation of that policy with the aim of raising SEN pupil achievement

Areas of responsibility and key tasks:

• Put provision in place to ensure that progress of pupils with SEN improves relative to

• those without SEN.

• Ensure that the school carries out its statutory responsibilities regarding all students with

• a Statement of Special Educational Needs.

• Support all staff in understanding the needs of SEN pupils.

• Support departmental developments of SEN provision.

• Monitor progress towards targets for pupils with SEN.

• Analyse and interpret relevant school, local and national data.

• Liaise with staff, parents, external agencies and other schools to co-ordinate their contribution, provide maximum support and ensure continuity of provision.

Teaching and Learning:

• Support the identification of and disseminate the most effective teaching approaches for individual pupils with SEN.

• Work with staff to develop effective ways of bridging barriers to learning through:

• Part time Teaching in specialist subject/ cover teaching will be required alongside SENCO responsibility.

assessment of needs

monitoring of teaching quality and pupil achievement

target setting - IEPs, or Provision Maps, PSP, CAF

keeping accurate records.

• Collect and interpret specialist assessment data to inform practice.

• Undertake day-to-day co-ordination of SEN pupils' provisions through close liaison with staff, parents and external agencies.

• Work with head teachers, teachers, key stage co-ordinators and pastoral staff to ensure all pupils learning is of equal importance and that there are high and realistic expectations of pupils.

Leading and managing:

• provide professional guidance to staff to secure good teaching for SEN pupils, through both written guidance and meetings;

• lead on the performance management process for SEN teachers and Support Assistants;

• advise on and contribute to the professional development of staff, including whole school

INSET provision; provide regular information to the head teacher and governing body on the evaluation of SEN provision.

Effective deployment of staff and resources:

• advise the head teacher and governing body of priorities for deployment of staff, and utilise

resources with maximum efficiency;

• maintain and develop resources, co-ordinate their deployment and monitor their

effectiveness in meeting the objectives of school and SEN policies;

• work with external agencies to maximise resources made available.

Do you have the desire to create a safe and nurturing learning experience for all children?

• Have you got the drive, creativity and personality to make a difference for our children?

• Could you be the exceptional SENCo we are looking for to join our innovative learning community?

The ideal candidate will:

• Have previous experience or have an exceptional understanding of teaching in the primary phase

• Have SEN experience and/or the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination

• Have an excellent understanding of the SEN code of practice

• Have both an excellent understanding of pupil progress and a willingness to embrace change

• Be open to new approaches to learning and teaching

• Be an excellent team player

* Whilst initially this will be a one-year fixed term position, we envisage that this role will become permanent. *


Salary: Main Pay Scale

Hours: Mon - Fri full time

Location: Birmingham

Interview Dates: ASAP

Start Date: ASAP

Contact: Fran Sandiford

Location: Birmingham | Salary: | Job type: Permanent/Contract | Posted: 01/07/2020