The Park ESC has an exciting opportunity for a SENCO to join our team from September 2018 and make a great contribution to transforming the learning and lives of our students. This is a pivotal role in our school, with responsibility for leading, developing and supporting effective practice for students with SEND. The SENCO will lead a small team of dedicated staff in establishing and implementing a range of support and interventions for our SEND students across the provision. Please note that this post has a small teaching commitment and the successful candidate would be expected to model and advise on outstanding classroom practice particularly in terms of inclusion.
What are we looking for?
To be successful you need to be a qualified teacher with experience of SEN related responsibilities, policy and practice. The successful candidate will be passionate about inclusion, a champion for all students with SEND and an advocate for some of our most vulnerable. Whether you are at the start of your SENCO career or have a wealth of experience, we are interested in talking with you about how you will help us to create outstanding inclusive provision and life-changing opportunities and outcomes for our students. We will support you towards your NASENCO qualification.
Our ideal candidate will;
- Have a calm, patient, empathetic manner
- Align with and actively promote our shared values and vision
- Have the highest of expectations and aspirations for themselves and others
- Consistently strive for excellence in order to ensure that all students are challenged to be the very best they can be
- Lead, motivate and inspire others within a culture of respect, dignity and celebration
- Be an innovative, creative and strategic thinker
- Demonstrate a proactive and collaborative approach to working with others
- Be highly efficient and effective
- Use data to identify and track the progress of vulnerable groups/students
- Have excellent leadership and management skills
- Have the knowledge, skills and commitment to transform the lives of our students Responsibilities will include;
- Ensuring the needs of all students with SEND are met and that they are supported to make good progress
- Advising, supporting and training class teachers, learning support assistants and mentors, enabling them to offer high quality provision to SEND students
- Coordinating the school’s responsibilities with access arrangements, with the statutory assessment process, with a view to ensuring that students with a high level of need obtain an EHCP
- Advising and supporting the parents/carers of students on our SEND register The Park ESC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the successful applicant will be required to undertake DBS disclosure at the enhanced level. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Closing date: Monday 26th March 2018 at midday
Interviews to be held Thursday 19th April 2018
The Park Education Support Centre is a pupil referral unit based on two sites, KS3 at Field View Road Potters Bar and KS4 students at High Street Potters Bar. Teachers from the unit work with a range of pupils of differing abilities, meeting their educational needs whilst waiting for permanent school places. The Park ESC is committed to safeguarding, the equality of opportunity and promoting the welfare of children, and expect all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory check supplied by the Disclosure and Barring Service. The check will include any caution, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.
For more information and to apply online : www.teachinherts.com