We are seeking to appoint a part-time (2 days a week or equivalent by negotiation) Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator/Inclusion Lead to join the dedicated staff of our forward thinking, creative school, on a one-year fixed term contract. Cuffley School is a 2-form entry primary school in the village of Cuffley with extensive grounds. Our designated “Forest School” status provides excellent opportunities for children to enrich their learning experience in our grounds and in the local woodland areas nearby. The school benefits from a specialist PE teacher, music pods and a nurture base with dedicated pastoral staff.
What are we looking for in a SENCO?
- A great practitioner who can lead by example
- Someone passionate about inclusion who wants to make an impact, improving outcomes for our children and families
- Someone who is nurturing and caring, who will support children with additional educuational needs to reach their potential
- Someone who understands the importance of working with staff, governors, parents and professionals to secure the very best outcomes for children
- A team player; someone who is personable – one of our key successes as a school is how we work together as a team and build relationships. This provides our staff foundation
- A reflective professional who strives to improve as well as develop others
What does the role entail?
Taking the lead on managing inclusion at our school
Being non-class based but supporting teaching and learning as necessary
Managing the paperwork related to SEND!
Leading and managing staff to support children with additional educational needs
Developing others in their practice
Working with a wide range of professionals
Working closely with children and families with additional needs.
Why Cuffley School?
A truly dedicated team of staff who will go above and beyond for each other and the children
A school which is truly child-centred - this is an integral part of how we work
A school where staff are given the opportunity to grow and progress is encouraged
A 2-form entry school where teamwork is embedded through every day practice
If you are interested in this post and think you might like to be a part of our school, please contact Wendy Wing (Headteacher) for an informal discussion and to arrange a visit. This is warmly welcomed and encouraged; it is equally important for a candidate to feel the school is right for them as well as vice versa
Look through the documentation attached, if there are any questions, please contact the school
Complete the online application form
We look forward to hearing from you! Cuffley School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. References will be requested for those who are shortlisted.
Closing date: 23/06/2017 12:00:00
Interview date: w/c 26th June 2017
Cuffley School is a Foundation,two-form primary and nursery school with approximately 450 pupils on roll. We have a warm and friendly ethos, where learning to learn is at the heart of what we do. Our children are eager to come to school and enjoy a wide range of opportunities. The extensive buildings include fifteen classrooms, well stocked school libraries and resource areas, two large halls, two dining areas, a nurture base (The Oasis) and two music pods. Excellent playing fields and playgrounds are adjacent to the school buildings. There is a well resourced computer suite built in September 2000, which has been recently and significantly upgraded and enhanced.
Learning to Learn
For more information and to apply online : www.teachinherts.com