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Values Academy
cv10 8jx
Competitive salary dependent on qualifications and experience
10 Jan 2022
28 Jan 2022
Michelle Baker
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Job Role: SENCO

Job Purpose: To take the lead in developing and evaluating SEN practice in the school and to oversee the day to day operation of the school’s SEN policy.

NB: SEN to be defined as children with learning difficulties, disabilities or other barriers to learning and those in other vulnerable groups.

Responsibility Areas:

  •  Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of SEN provision through an evaluative provision map management cycle.
  • Track children’s progress and set targets for raising achievement for children with a SEN.
  • Ensure up to date and accurate records are kept of all interventions/involvement for individual children by creating and updating pupil profiles; IEPs and outcome documents from current EHCP information
  • Take a lead on aspects of the Self Evaluation Framework (SEF) including a time table which relate to SEN and inclusive provision.
  • Support and develop colleagues in relation to SEN through advice, guidance and organisation of in-service training.
  •  Supervise and manage Work collaboratively with the SEN team of Lead Mentor/Learning Mentors
  •  Secure, allocate and monitor a resource budget to ensure effective curriculum access for all children with a SEN.
  •  Keep up to date with knowledge of national and local initiatives and how they may impact upon policy and practice.
  •  Undertake professional development activities to increase own effectiveness.
  • Liaise with external agencies and manage consultant input.

Teaching & Learning

  • In conjunction with SMT, monitor teaching and learning, including planning and work scrutiny, to ensure they meet the needs of children with SEN.
  • Evaluate the impact of inclusive teaching and support staff to improve practice.
  • Ensure all staff are kept up to date with teaching and learning strategies that promote effective inclusive practice.

Assessment & Recording

  • Conduct an annual SEN audit
  •  Advise on setting targets for raising attainment.
  • Work alongside teachers to identify appropriate support for children.
  •  Work alongside colleagues to develop appropriate schemes of work and individualised programmes for children with SEN.
  • Interpret a range of assessments.
  • Support teaching staff to track children’s progress
  •  Undertake professional development activities to increase own effectiveness.
  • Plan and deliver training for all staff in relation to overcoming barriers to learning and statutory responsibilities
  • Liaise with parents/carers of children with SEN.
  • Collaborate with outside agencies to raise the achievement of children with SEN.
  •  Update and review all policies related to SEN.
  • Organise and manage statutory reviews/obligations.
  • Attend EHCP/LAC meetings as appropriate

Duties as required to assist with the smooth running of the daily operation of the school, including;

  • To deputise as chair for the School Leader in their absence during staff meetings, student reviews, back to school meetings.
  • Ensuring that prior to organising a trip or offsite vocational training session, a risk assessment must be completed and signed off by the School Leader.
  •  Accompanying students on visits and trips outside the school, formal and informal and ensuring appropriate risk assessments are in place
  •  Collaborating with Senior Staff and other members of the team to ensure that the needs of all students are given equal emphasis and that resources are used to their utmost effectiveness and efficiency.
  •  Providing support for colleagues and maintaining high standards within the school. Adhering to established working practices and student safeguarding guidelines 
  • To provide supervision sessions for mentors and team leaders if required
  • Maintaining student records and other administrative duties as appropriate.
  • To ensure all tasks are carried out with due regard to Health and Safety and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
  • To set an example of personal integrity and professionalism.
  • To undertake appropriate professional development including adhering to the principle of performance management

Any other duties that are appropriate to the role.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post it may not identify every individual task that is required. 

Values Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils. There is a legal requirement to provide statutory replies to Barred List enquiries which are obtained in the form of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further details or an informal discussion, please contact Michelle Baker, Principal by email or Tel: 02476 326383 


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