SENCO, Halesworth

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Bramfield House SchoolHalesworth

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £29,137 - £39,876 pa (incl.SEN2 & Additional Responsibility Allowance)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

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.

We offer induction, supervision, support and training opportunities.

Bramfield House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

We are committed to Equal Opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Job Title: Qualified Teacher with Additional SENCO Responsibility
Salary: £29,137 - £39,876 pa (incl.SEN2 & Additional Responsibility Allowance)
Hours: 32.43 hours per week / term time only
Start Date: 1st January 2018

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic SENCo to lead, develop and coordinate interventions for pupils with needs over and above the SEMH statement/EHCP.  You will use skills to support and mentor learners progress using data to evaluate impact.  An ability to teach numeracy is desirable but not essential.  We welcome applicants from both the primary and secondary sectors. 

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

Support/Supervision of Pupils and Personal Conduct

  • Display professional behaviour which provides an appropriate model for pupils and staff.
  • Ensure the effective management of pupil behaviour by the use of de-escalation strategies and positive handling techniques in accordance with school guidelines and policies.
  • Observe the school dress code as outlined in the Employment Handbook.
  • Supervise school break times as directed by the Team Leader running duty to monitor and manage behaviour, ensure health and safety of pupils and provide opportunities for constructive play and recreation activities.
  • Attend assemblies/ ‘Class Lines’, and register the attendance of pupils and supervise pupils as required before, during or after school sessions or to provide cover in the event of staff absences.
  • Support the general progress and well-being of pupils, and provide guidance and support to pupils on educational and social matters, as well as their further education and future careers, including information about sources of expert advice on specific questions.

The job description can never be fully exhaustive of unforeseen changes or circumstances.  It is expected that staff will, within reason, respond to unforeseen circumstances and emergencies as they arise, commensurate with their qualifications, experience and the situation.

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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...