SENCO, Halesworth

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Bramfield House SchoolHalesworth

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £29,137 - £39,876
Contract term: Permanent

Located in rural Suffolk, Bramfield House School is an independent residential special educational needs school for boys aged 7 – 16 years who have social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours

The School has a committed and innovative multidisciplinary team, extensive site and excellent facilities to support both learning and extra-curricular activities; we are in a great position to provide our pupils with the best education and care possible. We need highly-motivated and enthusiastic individuals who want to make a real difference.

Main Responsibilities:

  • As guided by and in conjunction with the Head of Education to:
  • Ensure that the day to day responsibilities of the Education Team are met to a high standard in relation to SEN role.
  • Support collaborative working with the residential department ensuring effective  communication between teams.
  • Use all opportunities to maximise learning for all students .
  • Monitor the quality of SEN support by implementing effective systems to measure and identify the needs of the students.
  • Regularly evaluate the needs of the students and implement SEN systems to achieve positive outcomes if needed with the support from other professionals.
  • To participate in, and complete reports for statutory reviews and meetings concerning the students.
  • Implement and maintain an SEN policy in line with current and changing regulations and standards.
  • To take a lead in SEN best practice and if needed to provide training, advice and support to staff that assists teachers in the classroom.
  • Liaise with the Examinations Officer over the application for and of special arrangements in external exams

Teaching & Learning

  • Influence the whole Teaching and Learning policy to promote aspects of inclusive teaching.
  • Collect and interpret specialist assessment data gathered on students to inform practise.
  • Work with students, leaders, class teachers to ensure realistic expectations of behaviour and achievement is set for the students.
  • Support developments and initiatives to improve standards in literacy and numeracy as well as access to the wider curriculum.
  • Oversee and monitor the quality of IEPs and other support plans and maintain details for use in meetings.
  • Determine the need for, prepare and use specialist equipment, plans and resources to support students.
  • Develop and implement systems for staff to monitor and record progress made by students with SEN towards the achievement of targets set in IEPs and support plans.
  • Review student plans half termly with parents, teachers, students and agree new targets where required.
  • Support the Head of Education in meeting statutory responsibilities for SEN statements and their annual review.
  • Work collaboratively with the Deputy Head and the Head of Education on the annual review.
  • Liaise with the Examinations Officer to ensure Educational Psychology reports are up to date and provision for specials needs for all exams is identified and met.

Support and Leadership

  • To support the Head of Education in the development of activities for other Learning Support staff.
  • Lead the team and to be instrumental in planning for continual improvement and to make a contribution to the evaluation of the work in the department.
  • Contribute to Bramfield House School development plan.
  • Support the professional development of Education team.
  • Encourage all staff to recognise and fulfil their statutory responsibilities in line with SEN.
  • Develop repetitive template forms or paperwork in order to create and administrative infrastructure as part of an effective communications systems.
  • Disseminate procedural information such as recommendations of the code of practice or Bramfield House Schools’ SEN policy.
  • Ensure there are opportunities for teaching staff to review the needs, progress and targets of students.
  • Provide regular feedback to the Head of Education on the evaluation of the effectiveness of provision for the students to inform decision making and policy review.
  • Undertake appropriate training and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.
  • Work within an established behaviour management and physical intervention policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence.
  • Produce long term, medium term and short term planning with guidance form senior managers.
  • Use ICT effectively to support learning activities and develop students’ competence and independence in its use.

Acorn Care and Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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More about Bramfield House School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 7 - 16 years
Address: Walpole Road, Bramfield, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 9AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1986 784 235
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Bramfield House School stands in magnificent grounds and gives pupils extraordinary educational opportunities through its innovative, successful teaching approach inside and outside the classroom.

The rural location, just off the main A12 in Suffolk...