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SENDCo - Acocks Green Primary School

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Acocks Green Primary School, Westley Road, Birmingham B27 7UQ
Salary
Current Salary plus SENCO allowance based upon current experience (£2,539 to £5,009)
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

Job Details

Job Start Date: To be agreed

Hours Per Week: Full time with 2 days teaching commitment or part time with no specific teaching commitment

Contract Type: This is a 12 month contract initially with a view to making this a permanent post.  

Acocks Green Primary School are looking for an enthusiastic and forward thinking person to work in our school, supporting our commitment to provide high quality provision and outcomes for those with special educational needs and disabilities.

The role will involve leading a team of adults, meeting parents, families and professionals and working with children and young people aged 3 -11. Our SENCO will form part of our senior leadership team. They will take the lead on developing and implementing Acocks Green Primary's strategic plan for inclusion, including for pupils with special educational needs. The role is non-class based but will require some teaching commitment if accepted based on working full time.

We would welcome candidates who are interested in part time work, as this would also suit our needs. We are looking for candidates who have a keen interest and experience in working with children with special educational needs. Ideally candidates would already hold a SENCO qualification. The successful candidate will have an excellent knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and understand how scarce resources can be deployed effectively to best support our most vulnerable children. They will have high levels of emotional intelligence, be solution focused and committed to working with our leadership team, governors, specialist services, school leaders, teachers, support staff and parents to enable them to deliver the best possible outcomes for our most vulnerable pupils.

 

For more information, and to request an application pack including job description and person specification, please contact Mrs Anicka Bashir (Office Manager) on a.bashir@acocksgreen.bham.sch.uk or via telephone on 0121 706 2165.  

Visits to Acocks Green School are welcomed. Contact Mrs Bashir (details as above) to arrange a visit or for an informal chat. Please email your completed application and monitoring forms to a.bashir@acocksgreen.bham.sch.uk

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including:   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.   An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.   This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment.   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.

Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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Birmingham
West Midlands
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