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SEND Coordinator - Maternity Cover

Lostock High SchoolTrafford
  • Do you love working with young people and seeing them develop?
  • Can you lead, motivate, challenge and inspire?
  • Do you want to work in a school that prides itself on supporting all of our community?
  • Do you have the ambition and determination to change the life chances of our SEND young people?

If the answer to these questions is YES then we can offer you an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join our SEND Department.

The opportunity has arisen for a well-qualified and enthusiastic full-time temporary SENCO to join our thriving and highly successful department due to Maternity Cover. The post holds a significantly reduced teaching timetable to facilitate improving outcomes for SEND students.

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify students who may have additional learning needs
  • Undertake SEND assessments
  • Agree SEND plans and manage the resourcing (internal and external) to support delivery of the SEND plans
  • Monitor delivery against SEND plans
  • Liaise with internal and external bodies to ensure that additional needs funding is being secured and used appropriately to support the needs of individuals and groups.

Skills and experience:

  • Experience of SEND, probably as a SEND co-ordinator in a secondary or primary setting
  • Experience of teaching students with special educational needs
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Good time management skills

Knowledge and qualifications:

  • You will ideally have achieved the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCO).
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy

Professional approach

  • Flexible with the ability to work around changing school needs
  • Team player

Welcome to the Lostock Family

There has never been a better time to join Lostock High School. The 11-16 secondary school has a new Headteacher who is determined that Lostock High will continue to develop as a popular school of choice for our community. Our SEND department has a history of outstanding care and high expectations. We pride ourselves on engaging pupils, making learning exciting and rewarding, and on our tenacity. You will join a strong team of individuals who are committed to improving life chances for young people, and who believe in preparing pupils not just for exams, but for life.

We want all of our students to achieve their potential and we make sure that there are no limitations or barriers to reaching the highest possible standards of academic, social and personal development. We are looking to appoint an outstanding and determined SENDCo who has a true passion for inclusion and for education. The SEND department is dynamic and forward thinking, and eager to see pupils succeed. We have a high proportion of children with additional needs and the need a determined ambassador for these young people and their families.

We are looking for commitment to improving life chances for young people, as well as commitment to your own professional development. You need to be an inspiring leader who can share a vision for moving the SEND department forwards. You will be well supported by the Senior Leadership Team who are focused on teaching and learning, and by a comprehensive programme of induction and training to ensure your individual needs are met. Our school is a lively and exciting place to work. We truly live by our motto of Inspire, Transform, Succeed.

We are totally dedicated to providing the very best opportunities for our students to ensure that we inspire confidence, transform learning and succeed to compete with the best. If you think Lostock High School is the right school for you, please visit our website to download an application form or contact us via ehughes@lostock.trafford.sch.uk

The closing date is Thursday 23rd September 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 27th September 2021

Lostock High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and the successful appointment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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