We are seeking an enthusiastic and resilient SENCO. The successful candidate will be an ambitious professional who will be dedicated to add value to our school through promoting academic achievement and learning success in and beyond the classroom. The successful candidate should currently hold a SEN qualification or be prepared to undertake this once appointed and have experience of leading an area of school development.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent teacher with a proven track record of raising standards. They will have excellent communication skills and be able to work in partnership with staff, parents, external agencies and governors. The candidate will be accountable for promoting inclusion and will ensure the progress and development of all pupils with SEND in line with the SEN Code of Practice and school policies and procedures.
The successful candidate will play a key role in the development of the school working with the Senior Leadership Team. They will also be part of the School’s safeguarding team so experience of being a Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead would be an advantage. The position is either full time or for a minimum of four full days, with teaching commitment to be discussed at interview.
Candidates should have:-
• Previous experience of leading SEN across a school
• Qualified Teacher Status with 5 years or more teaching experience
• Experience of working with children with Special Needs
• Thorough knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice
• The ability to lead staff in developing their knowledge and expertise in working with SEN children
• Knowledge and understanding of working with pupils in a large primary school who have a range of different abilities and needs
• The ability to support and oversee the work of Teaching Assistants working with SEN children
• Experience of planning and monitoring effective interventions for children with SEN needs
• Good communication skills and an ability to work within a team
• Good management and organisational skills and experience of leading/managing other staff
• The necessary communication skills enabling liaison with a variety of external agencies
• Professional integrity
• A good sense of humour
We can offer you an excellent working school environment where staff are happy, enthusiastic, positive and dedicated and have a strong team ethos. We have a strong and clear vision to move forward with an engaging curriculum, which develops and celebrates the potential of each child.
To really see what a wonderful school we have, please contact the school office (tel: 01980 625944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) to book an appointment to visit the school. You will be warmly welcomed and given an opportunity to gather as much information as you need.
Further information and application forms are available from our website www.amesburyarcher.wilts.sch.uk
Closing date (and time): 12 noon on Friday, 3 April 2020
Interview date: week beginning 27 April 2020
Commencement date: September start or sooner
Amesbury Archer Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.