SEN / Access Officer
The SEN / Access Officer manages Access Arrangements and pre-examination adjustments for candidates based on evidence of need and normal way of working. Access Arrangements allow students with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access assessments and examinations without changing the demands of the assessment. You will be responsible for offering Initial Access Assessments, managing referrals (for eligible students) to an external Educational Psychologist and completing JCQ Form 8s alongside the Examinations Officer. Further, you will be required to interpret Educational Psychologist reports or medical evidence (following a diagnoses) in order to equip staff with strategies to support SEN students.
This is a permanent part time (0.3FTE, 1.5d/wk) position, which will be offered semi-flexibly during term time.
CATS College London is a co-educational independent day and boarding school serving international students aged 14+. The College specialises in preparing students for pre-university exams, including I/GCSEs, A Levels and the University Foundation Programme (UFP). There are approximately two hundred and thirty students on roll, class size average is nine, and students take part in an extensive range of extra-curricular activities including leadership awards and national/international competitions. The College is a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) and inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). It is located in Bloomsbury Square at the heart of London and counts among its neighbours some of the world’s greatest centres of education, art, fashion and finance.
Applications are encouraged from:
- Experienced school/college-based SENCOs, Higher Level TAs, Examination Officers/Assistants, Support Workers
- Have experience of the supporting students with Access Arrangements and Specific Learning Needs
- Have experience of working with young people who use English and an Additional Language
- Those who are passionate about their working with young people in an international boarding school environment
It would advantage your application if you:
- Have experience of working in a boarding school, or as a Personal Tutor to a group of students
- Those who bring fresh ideas, who are kind and compassionate, and work hard to realise excellent progress and student outcomes
- Have experience of working in diverse multinational environments spanning differing linguistic and cultural needs
In return, we can offer you:
- A vibrant working environment focused on student outcomes and university entrance
- An opportunity to grow within a committed team
- An attractive salary
- Excellent professional development opportunities
Employees of the College have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. As such, appointment is subject to satisfactory references, enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and, where applicable, any international equivalent. The College is a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) and inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
Applications completed on the downloadable form must be returned to the Acting Principal before 12:00hrs on Friday 20th September. Shortlisting and interviews will take place soon after, for an immediate start.