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SENDCo Teacher Full Time

Falcons Prep RichmondRichmond upon Thames

This role  can be either part-time or full-time. Working hours will be agreed with the successful candidate upon appointment.

The Role

Falcons Prep Richmond is looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational SENDCo teacher who will lead the strategic development of the school's Special Educational Needs (SEND) provision and oversight of the day-to-day operation of that policy with the aim of raising SEND pupil achievement.

The SENDCo teacher appointed will be experienced, computer literate,  have the ability to understand school protocols and policies, and be willing to make a full contribution to school life.

The School

Falcons Prep – Richmond has the capacity to educate 200 boys from ages 4 – 13. The school, which is set in leafy Richmond on the edge of Old Deer Park, combines a warm and nurturing environment with excellent resources, a commitment to teamwork and the professional development of staff. We ensure that every boy at Falcons has a happy and fulfilling experience whilst at school. Above all, we encourage academic endeavour and that each boy strives, gives of his best, and achieves his goals. We place equal importance on his social, moral and cultural growth.  At all times the boys are expected to uphold the ethos of the school in a positive manner and are proud ambassadors; not only on campus but when representing Falcons at outside events, activities and fixtures. We foster a desire to learn by offering a curriculum that has breadth, balance and challenge.

At Falcon we maintain high expectations and place a strong emphasis on acknowledging the positive ways in which the boys conduct themselves and interact with others. Trust, honesty, good manners, a hardworking attitude and respect for the environment and above all, each other, are intrinsic in all that we teach. We place great emphasis on the strength of our community and the boys being considerate, courteous and tolerant of the needs of others. We are a progressive and vibrant school that focuses on raising the aspirations and releasing the potential of every young person in our care. In this environment they have the opportunity to grow academically, on the sports field, artistically, on stage, and to take leadership responsibilities in many different areas.  Life at Falcons Prep - Richmond is a unique experience.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing date: 28th January 2021

Start date : As soon as possible

What we can offer you

The opportunity to join a very successful team of committed and highly qualified teachers.

A supportive environment where the work-life balance of teachers is important.

Outstanding facilities and resources to support learning and teaching.

A supportive and experienced Senior Leadership Team.

An opportunity to develop through an extensive CPD offer, such as a Middle Leadership development programme that includes opportunities to access NPQML and NPQSL.

Opportunity to grow as a teacher and access both Middle and Senior Leadership

A bespoke induction and training programme with built-in support and mentoring.

A strong Staff Wellbeing Programme (bike to work scheme/additional healthcare support/staff events)

To be part of Falcons Prep at its most pivotal and exciting time.

Main duties and Responsibilities:

  • To plan and organise the Learning Support programmes
  • To work with the staff to ensure that the learning support programme is being effectively delivered
  • To monitor teaching and learning activities to meet the needs of children with SENDD
  • To prepare a policy statement and curriculum development plan covering a three year period
  • Devise a scheme of work that provides for curriculum content and ensures progression and continuity in learning.
  • Assess and identify the needs of individuals and produce IEPs for those children who require such provision
  • To devise a triage system of care for SEND students
  • To liaise closely with the Deputy Head to ensure consistent, effective and appropriate differentiation and support is offered by all staff, for all SEND children
  • To support staff to effectively cater for children for whom English is another language (EAL)
  • Provide the necessary teaching of pupils within the school and to give regular feedback to parents
  • Ensure that teaching of learning support is adequately resourced using the allocated funds effectively
  • Update the Online Learning Platform - Firefly
  • Attend consultation evenings and keep parents informed about their child’s progress
  • Identify and teach study skills that will develop children’s ability to work independently
  • Disseminate good practice in SEND across the school
  • Identify resources needed to meet the needs of children with SEND and advise the Head of priorities for expenditure
  • Create a well-resourced, safe and welcoming ‘Learning Centre’

Leadership and Management:

  • To lead weekly data meetings to track pupil performance and well-being
  • Devise a scheme of record keeping which will monitor the progress of individual children
  • Be pro-active in creating a gifted and talented programme and work with teachers who are involved in this area
  • Liaise with Senior Schools regarding exam requirements such as extra time and the use of a laptop
  • Guide and advise parents in the use of external specialists and obtaining reports.
  • Prepare and deliver ‘within school’ in-service training to ensure that all staff are aware of the learning support programme
  • Liaise with outside agencies as necessary and prepare reports for statement application
  • Promote whole-school use of diffentiation and supporting children of all abilities within the classroom setting
  • Set targets for raising achievement among children with SEND
  • Collect and interpret specialist assessment data
  • Set up systems for identifying, assessing and reviewing SEND
  • Update the Head and the governing body on the effectiveness of provision for children with SEND
  • Liaise with other schools to ensure continuity of support and learning when transferring children with SEND
  • Work with other colleagues across the Alpha-Plus Group
  • Encourage all members of staff to recognise and fulfil their statutory responsibilities to children with SEND
  • Provide training opportunities for learning support assistants and other teachers to learn about SEND
  • You may also be required to undertake such other comparable duties as the Head requires from time to time
  • (You) have responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for whom you are responsible, or with whom you come into contact in the school. It is your responsibility to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy at all times.  If at any time you identify any instance that a child or young person is at risk you must report your concerns immediately to the Designated Safety Officer, DSO or the Head
  • The SENDCo is accountable to the Senior Management Team, the Deputy Head and the Head

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF ISSUE BUT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IF AND WHEN REQUIRED BY THE HEAD