SENDCo Assistant – Part-Time, Poole

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Carter Community SchoolPoole
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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Pro rata Salary £8,458 per annum (Full Time Equivalent £18k per annum)
Contract term: Permanent

Welcome to Carter Community School, a small, friendly secondary school that lies at the heart of its community.
Students at Carter enjoy coming to school and want to do well. This ethos has been accomplished through a shared belief, by both staff and students, in high expectations, positive relationships, and enthusiasm in teaching and learning. Here at Carter, we believe that all students deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their background. Through constant support and challenge, we achieve this aim.
People often say, after their first visit to Carter Community School, how distinctive the school is, how pioneering we are and yet also how our care and compassion clearly permeates through everything we do. Imagine then, how transformative that environment is for the children who study and grow into adults here.
This is an exciting time to join Carter Community School. You will have the opportunity to work with a staff team that is supportive, friendly and dedicated to providing the best for our students. Alongside this, it is projected that the school will double in size over the next five years, meaning that future opportunities will be presented for staff and students. If you share our ambition of providing the very best teaching and learning and you are seeking an exciting, challenging and rewarding career, we would encourage you to apply for this role.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed SENDCo Assistant to join the Progress & Inclusion team.
This key role within the school will be to:

  • Assist the SENDCo in leading the provision for SEND within school
  • Support the SENDCo in delivering a comprehensive service
  • Manage SENDCo administration, including but not limited to, producing and maintaining provisions maps, ECHP's (including note taking at meetings as required)
  • Within the context of the academy's aims and policies, to work with the SENDCo to develop and implement intervention groups and support
  • To support the learning of students in a classroom environment, as allocated by the SENDCo, and in coordination with the progress & inclusion team

About you:

  • Experience of working with SEN students (this would be a distinct advantage)
  • Be confident and efficient in the use of Information Technology
  • Currently a TA with knowledge of processes and procedures required of the SENDCo and the classroom environment
  • Confident in taking minutes / notes of meetings
  • Flexible and willing to learn
  • Have a commitment to your own CPD

Please note we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a minimum amount of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Closing Date: 14 November 2018
Shortlisting: 15 November 2018
Interviews: 21 November 2018

Interviews will be held on 9th November, please ensure you are available on this date when applying.
We welcome visits to the school prior to the application closing date.
Please contact Tracy Smith or Sam Arnold on / if you have any enquiries regarding this post.
This school is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share the same commitment

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

United Learning

Carter Community School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.
Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

For more information

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Tracy Smith, HR Manager: 01202 676789 or email

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