Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo)
North Huddersfield Trust School seek an outstanding candidate for the position of SEND Coordinator, who has an excellent understanding of the SEND Code of Practice. The SEND Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the Additional and Special Educational Needs policy across the whole school. The post holder will be expected to take a strategic lead in evaluating and developing the Special Educational Needs and Disability provision within the school and ensuring that each student is positively engaged, encouraged, supported and challenged to make outstanding progress.
We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and outstanding practitioner who has the students’ best interests at heart.'
OFSTED April 2017 stated ‘Support for disadvantaged pupils, pupils who speak English as an additional language and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is effective. As a result, they make good progress.’
‘The school's work to promote personal development and welfare is outstanding.’ OFSTED April 2017
To work closely with the Head teacher and Senior Leaders, taking responsibility for the strategic direction and integrated operational delivery of the school’s SEND provision in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice. To work with departmental staff to ensure that pastoral and academic support for the school’s SEND students is appropriate, well managed and ensures best outcomes for all. To be accountable for the support given by the team of Educational Teaching Assistants.
2. Teaching and learning
3. Personal development
Specialist Knowledge & Skills
· Outstanding secondary school teacher
· Knowledge and understanding of inclusion in a whole school setting
· Outstanding knowledge and understanding of SEND legislation and guidance
· Up to date knowledge of curriculum and assessment
· Ability to analyse and apply data to develop programmes to maximise student potential
· Excellent understanding of safeguarding and child protection