Hours: Full time
Contract type: Fixed term from January 2024 to August 2024
St John's CE Primary School
Telephone number: 0121 675 1469
Email address: email@example.com
Required from January 2024
At St John’s School, our vision is to serve the needs of the children and families from the
local community. We want our children to flourish and grow during our time with us so that they are prepared for the next stage in their learning journey. No matter the background, life experience and individual needs, all are welcome to be a part of our school.
All different, all equal, all growing together.
We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who supports this ethos and has a particular interest or strength in working with children with complex SEND, particularly those with Autism and with Communication and Interaction needs. This role would suit someone who wants to gain experience with working with a range of SEND needs and is interested in becoming a SENDCO in the future.
At St John’s we believe that High Quality Teaching is at the heart of a strong inclusion policy and is the key driver of progress and achievement. However, we also acknowledge that some of our children may need additional support in and outside of the classroom. The majority of our children with SEND are fully included in the mainstream classroom; this provision is led by our SENDCO. In addition to this, we currently run two provisions: the Lantern Hub and the Sparklers Hub, for approximately 12 children who require a specialised curriculum and an individualised approach. The successful candidate for the post of assistant SENDCO will oversee the provision in both Hubs and have a 0.8 teaching commitment. The assistant SENDCO will be responsible for making assessments on the appropriate pathways for each child, meeting with parents and outside agencies and completing all EHCP and Send Support Plan paperwork. This role will be carried out with the support of the SENDCO.
This is an exciting time to join our SEND team as we look to shape provision which maximises the opportunities for all children whilst meeting their individual needs. There is also potential for this job to progress onto the full SENDCO role and the school would support the successful candidate in gaining the NPQ for SENDCO qualification.
The successful candidate will be:
- a teacher with QTS who is an excellent communicator and advocate for vulnerable students able to manage a 'caseload' of personalised education programmes for students with high levels of SEND needs able to independently manage specific outcome-led projects or short-term interventions driven by the needs of students and the school
- willing to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours of St John’s School able to enthuse, engage, motivate others to raise standards and achievement committed to working with young people who have a range of barriers to learning committed to working with staff, parents and agencies to promote best practice for learners who have barriers to learning experience of teaching SEND children in a primary school setting is essential
Closing date: 29 November 2023, midday
For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact the school office: 0121
675 1469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Application packs are on the school website.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.
Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.
Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.
An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.