The SEN Department at Moor End Academy is a fantastic place to work.
The Special Educational Needs Department at Moor End Academy works with students from Year 7 to 11. Students at MEA with SEN are educated with a proactive approach to inclusion and are encouraged to be part of the whole Academy community. Student SEN’s generally fall under 4 categories:
- Cognition and Learning
- Behaviour, Emotional and Social
- Sensory and/or Physical
- Communication and Interaction
Students are provided with a wide range of interventions from the SEN Team, including:
- Read Write Inc: this is a phonics based programmed aimed at enabling students to progress with literacy skills
- Catching up with Numeracy: this identifies students difficulties in numeracy and aims to help students ‘catch up’ to Level 3 in Numeracy
- Movement Group- This programme promotes and encourages fine and gross motor skills, specifically designed for students with dyspraxia.
Our wider school curriculum is driven by creativity. The Academy is accredited by the Edward De Bono Foundation as an official Centre for Creative and Critical Thinking and these skills are at the centre of our teaching. Students love their learning and they respond positively to our imaginative and stimulating approach.
This year we have introduced a small Nurture Group for our lowest attaining on entry Year 7 students. We have developed a programme of study that is project based, which focus’ on literacy, numeracy and social skills.
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo)
Required September 2018
The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is responsible for the management of provision and support for identified pupils with SEN. The SEN team also trains, supports teachers and other staff to enable them to provide appropriate assessment and focused provision for children in their class with SEN. All teachers are teachers of SEN students and as such provide quality first teaching which takes account of the particular individual needs of students with SEN within the classroom.
The SENCO is responsible for the operation of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy and coordination of specific provision made to support individual students with SEND. The SENCO is available to meet and talk to parents/carers and is involved in the transition process of students from Junior school and post 16 transition, ensuring the needs of students with SEN are met and the transfer is as smooth as possible. The SENCO liaises with staff to monitor student’s progress and plan further interventions where progress is lower than expected. The SENCO has regular contact with a wide range of external agencies that are able to give more specialised advice.
The successful candidate will lead a talented and experienced team of staff working at this Outstanding Academy supporting students with a range of special educational needs.
Our current Special Educational Needs team is both skilled and willing to develop professionally in order to meet the demands of our cohort. As a member of this team there will be a range of professional development.
We are always looking to evolve and work in partnership with faculties to share expertise, skills, experience and instill confidence in all staff across the Academy.
If you want to be part of a vibrant, successful and creative team who are not afraid to take risks, then we’d love to hear from you.