We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Deputy SENDco / Learning Support Assistant who will be fully committed to all aspects of our school vision and our core values of Growth, Fellowship, and Scholarship. You will be joining a team of dedicated staff who are committed to going the extra mile to help make a real difference to the children in our care.
The Greenwich Free School (GFS) opened in September 2012 as a state-funded, mixed, non- denominational, 11-16 comprehensive school for the children of Greenwich.
Our ideal candidate will be a driven and passionate person with the ability to learn from feedback and a hunger to constantly improve and develop. We are looking for someone who can work as part of a team, roll their sleeves up and excel at what they do. You will be a passionate about academic excellence, have an unrelenting obsession to be the best you can be, and in turn motivate the pupils in your care to excel. You will need to be calm, well organised, and self-confident, with excellent communication and inter-personal skills. The post requires close collaboration with colleagues but will also involve working on your own initiative to find the best approaches to supporting pupils with SEND to achieve their potential. You will need to be a cheerful and organised self-starter, flexible and adaptable, with a helpful, friendly and inclusive approach.
As part of the role of Deputy SENDco you will:
1. Work alongside the SENDCo in providing outstanding support for those pupils with SEND.
2. Work with external agencies in developing and leading on small group interventions, facilitating their delivery and monitoring pupil progress and outcomes.
3. Assist in the chairing of annual reviews for pupils with SEND
4. Assist on the time tabling of support staff, in line with a pupil’s EHCP and needs
5. Coordinate specialists and their visits to the school
6. Assist in the assessment of pupils and their special educational needs.
The post provides a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to excel across a range of areas, including classroom support for pupils with special needs and disabilities and the delivery of high-quality interventions. The successful applicant will support pupils, classroom teachers, and the SENDCo on a daily basis in the classroom and around the school, through academic and pastoral support sessions, some light medical care, and some routine administrative duties. LSAs at GFS participate in regular pupil observations to help support the development of inclusive provision and also engage in regular peer-observation and coaching, offering you the chance to grow and develop in your role.
Hours of work during term time will between the hours of 07:45 and 17:30 Monday - Friday. Please note the salary is the actual salary earned (not pro rata) and is paid monthly.
If after reading the enclosed information you would like to apply, please click the 'apply now' button to complete the online application form and ensure you include a supporting statement setting out why you feel you are suitable for the role in an evidence-led way that addresses the key requirements of the job by 09:00 Monday 5th February 2018.
Interviews and assessment will take place Wednesday 7th February 2018. If you have any queries please contact Victoria Hemmings on 020 8319 3692. If you would like to speak with the SENDco directly, please call on the number above. Visits to the school are welcome and please contact Victoria to arrange.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Greenwich Free School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.
We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date at our discretion, early application is advised. Only successful applicants will be contacted.