As the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator), you'll be responsible for some of the most challenging pupils in a school however the challenge at this setting comes more from multiple learning difficulties (as opposed to behavioural difficulties).
The department for education recognises four types of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), in the SEND Code of Practice 2014:
1.- Communication and Interaction
2.- Cognition and Learning
3.- Social, Mental and Emotional Health
4.- Sensory or Physical
You'll not only need a lot of patience, alongside the plethora of skills already required of a teacher, but you'll need to have a drive for education and those with different needs. If you have that passion, to promote those with special educational needs, you'll find this job of incredibly fulfilling.
It would be desirable if you've completed, or would be willing to complete while on the job (where possible), the National Award for Special Educational Needs. Other training, such as counselling, child protection and behaviour, can also be very useful for a job such as this.
Working with fellow teachers and staff, the key responsibilities of this kind of role include:
* Overseeing the day-to-day operation of a school's special education policy
* Co-ordinating provision of policies
** Communicating with parents of children with special educational needs
You'll also work with external agencies including the Local Education Authority's support and psychological services, health and social services and potentially some voluntary organisations.
This setting is incredibly proud of its results. Their Progress 8 score (the progress a student makes from the end of Primary school to the end of Year 11, as measured across 8 GCSEs including Maths and English) achieved by their students make has consistently put this school in the top 5% in the country for the last decade.
The school, which is accessible via train and bus (and provides car parking facilities) also benefits from a new i-Block for their Year 7, which opened in September 2018; great facilities; extensive ICT resources; one of the biggest Post 16 centres in London; a fantastic pastoral system with many dedicated professionals (without a teaching timetable) constantly on call; superb sports facilities and a great PE department; wonderful curriculum enrichment, with clubs, drama and concerts - and over 150 trips in the last academic year; a dedication to developing staff as part of the collective Ealing Teaching School Alliance; an emphasis on teaching morality, good behaviour, respect for others and developing a social conscience in their students; cutting edge work on e-safety through their cyber-mentoring scheme, which they also train other schools in; raising over £90,000 for charity in the last eight years. They are all in all a wonderful place to be!
By registering with Tradewind, we can offer you:
*We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay
*We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
*Great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn up to *£100
*Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
*Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
*Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
*Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants
To join us and be successful in this SENCO role you will need to:
*Hold QTS status or equivalent teaching qualification
*This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks
* Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained
* You must have the legal right to work in the UK
If this opportunity ticks professional career boxes that you are striving to achieve then be proactive and contact Sasha Green now on 0207 845 5450 option 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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