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Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form CentreGloucestershire

We are looking to appoint a SENCo to lead our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities provision across the school. You will have the opportunity to lead a vibrant and experienced team whilst being supported by our SEND Lead Practitioner and SEND Administrator. The SEND Lead Practitioner is our qualified assessor for Access Arrangements for the school and they coordinate this provision. In addition, we have a team of 10 Teaching Assistants who are based in department areas and report to the SEND Lead Practitioner.  

Our SEND provision is based in our Support Hub which is at the heart of the school. In addition, we have a small SEND teaching room and the support from our House Welfare Leads for any identified SEMH needs. The school has two wellbeing school support dogs who work with students in the Hub and around the school focusing on their wellbeing. 

As a department we liaise frequently with a wide range of external agencies and specialists including Educational Psychologists, SALTs, ATS, CAHMS, Social Care professionals and the Police. 

We believe that it is important that a SENCo should be an integral part of the teaching team and so the successful candidate will be expected to have a small teaching timetable of approximately five periods per week. We are open to applications from suitable candidates from any subject discipline. 

For further information about the role, please see our candidate information pack.

To apply for the position please visit the careers at Bournside page on our school website, where you will find an application form.

Please email your application forms to recruitment@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and value and respect diversity across our whole school community. Bournside is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. 

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