Barnes Wallis Academy is now recruiting for an Assistant SENDCo. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.
If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.
Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.
We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
About the role
To assist in managing the provision for pupils identified as having Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND); including promoting high quality teaching, effective use of resources, and high standards of learning and achievement for all pupils.
To assist the SENDCo in leading the provision for SEND within school.
To manage appropriate resources for Special Needs and Learning Support and ensure that they are used efficiently, effectively and safely
To develop curriculum resources to ensure that pupils identified as having SEND have the required levels of support
To support the SENDCo in managing the implementation of an inclusive curriculum.
Within the context of the academy’s aims and policies, to work with the SENDCo to develop and implement intervention groups and support.
To provide all those with involvement in Special Needs and Disability and Learning Support the support, challenge, information and development necessary to sustain motivation and secure improvement in learning.
To support learning of students as allocated by the SENDCo and in coordination with Directors of Learning.
To manage and maintain provision maps.
37 hours a week (8am-4pm) – term time only. Permanent position.
Salary & Benefits
Up to £21,693 pro rata per annum, depending on experience
Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
Who we are looking for
Good numeracy/literacy skills
A strong record of CPD
Participation in work with other schools/agencies
Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures relevant to safeguarding and health and safety
Knowledge and understanding of the new SEND Code of Practice
Requires knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures for supporting and leading learning activities in a specialist area (e.g. additional needs, curriculum area), including planning, preparing and delivering specified work to groups and classes
Undertake training as required, such as first aid training, training on Downs Syndrome, ADHD, Autism Epilepsy, use of Epi-pen, allergies, fire safety training, “team teach”
Proven capability to plan, prepare and deliver learning, assess records and reports on development, progress and attainment
Competent in recording confidential pupil data
Competent when handling small amounts of cash e.g. for academy visits when required
Previous experience and developed skills for communicating with individuals, groups and whole classes of pupils to promote learning, including assessing the impact of the communication on recipients and adjusting approach as necessary
Previous experience and confident working with teachers to plan and evaluate learning activities, exchange information with other staff, parents/carers
Able to provide support and advice and / or monitor less experienced teaching assistants
Previous experience and competent under the direction of a teacher, to take responsibility for assessing pupil overall learning needs in a specialist field and competent providing learning activities for groups and/or whole classes of pupils, including planning and adjusting lessons and other activities
Experienced and confident when contributing to the planning and development of learning activities with teachers; can plan specified learning activities; and respond to activity-related problems without referral to teachers and has previous involvement in planning, organising and developing individual education plans
Demonstrate evidence of high standards of supporting vulnerable children with consistently good our outstanding judgements.
Requirement to set up and use educational equipment and/or for standard keyboarding skills
Requirement to undertake daily tasks involving a combination of standing, sitting or walking
About The David Ross Education Trust
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.
We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.
To complete our application form, please visit our website. Please note that we cannot accept CVs without a completed form.
Barnes Wallis Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.