Special Needs Coordinator

Date Posted: 04 Jul 2024
  1. Primary Teacher
£260 - £360 per day
  1. Long-term (Temporary)

Special Needs Coordinator


SENCO Position at North West London School

About the School:

SANZA Teaching Agency is delighted to support a recently Ofsted-rated "Good" school, bordering on "Outstanding," located in North West. This vibrant and forward-thinking school is a 3 to 4 form entry institution, providing a diverse and dynamic environment for both students and staff. The school boasts a large and creative campus with extensive outdoor areas designed to foster holistic education and play-based learning.

The school is renowned for its inclusive approach and is equipped with two specialized SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) provisions, ensuring tailored support for students with varying needs. With a commitment to high standards and innovation in teaching, the school offers a nurturing and stimulating environment where both students and staff thrive.

Position: Lead SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)

Start Date: September
Salary: Up to UPS3 with SEND TLR (Teaching and Learning Responsibility)

Role Overview:

As the Lead SENCO, you will be at the forefront of driving the school's SEND strategy and ensuring the highest quality of education for all students with special educational needs. This pivotal role requires a passionate and experienced individual who can lead and inspire a dedicated team, working collaboratively to support students' academic and personal growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement the school's SEND policy, ensuring it is consistently applied across all areas.
  • Staff Management: Lead and manage the SEND team, providing guidance, support, and professional development opportunities.
  • Student Support: Oversee the identification and assessment of students with SEND, coordinating tailored support plans and interventions.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with teachers, parents, external agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure comprehensive support for students.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Regularly review and assess the effectiveness of SEND provision, using data and feedback to drive improvements.
  • Compliance: Ensure the school meets all statutory requirements regarding SEND provision.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS): Essential for leading and teaching within the school.
  • NASENCO Award: National Award for SEN Coordination, or a willingness to complete it within three years.
  • Experience: Proven track record of working effectively within a SENCO role or similar, demonstrating a deep understanding of SEND practices and legislation.
  • Skills: Strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills, with the ability to motivate and support others.

About the School Environment:

  • Innovative Curriculum: The school offers a rich and varied curriculum that emphasizes creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
  • Outdoor Learning: Extensive outdoor areas provide unique opportunities for environmental education and play-based learning.
  • Inclusive Community: A strong ethos of inclusion and support ensures that every child feels valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.
  • Professional Development: Commitment to ongoing professional development for all staff, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

Join a school where creativity, inclusivity, and excellence are at the heart of everything they do. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a significant impact and contribute to the success of a thriving educational community.

To apply or for more information, please contact SANZA Teaching Agency.

This job advertisement aims to attract highly qualified candidates by highlighting the school's strengths, the exciting nature of the role, and the professional qualifications and experiences required for a Lead SENCO position.

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