Post title: SENCO
Setting: Arc School Ansley
Salary: £25,714 to £44,431 per year (depending on experience)
Arc School Ansley is seeking to appoint a SENCO.
Kedleston Group Ltd is an independent provider of SEMH day and residential schools as well as children’s homes across England. We look for people who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people we support. Our schools and homes support children and young people living with social, emotional and mental health problems (SEMH) and specific learning difficulties, which affects their learning and ability to do everyday things. Our dedicated autism (ASC) schools work with young people who are high functioning and have associated needs such as mental health problems, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and learning difficulties. We offer staff a comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training to ensure everyone is provided with the best possible start to their employment. Kedleston welcome and nurture staff through the organisation's training provision and seek staff and leaders who are motivated and focused in their delivery of the best education and care support. We have vacancies across England for management, teaching, care, support, administration and ancillary roles within this rapidly developing organisation.
Arc School Ansley is an independent specialist day school in Ansley, a small village, for children and young people aged between 11 and 17. Many of our young people have experienced significant difficulties in mainstream school as a result of their associated social, emotional and mental health difficulties. We support our children and young people through specialist teaching and intervention including a range of therapeutic supports.
Main Roles and Responsibilities:
- Have overall responsibility for determining the strategic development of SEND policy and provision in the school.
- Have day-to-day responsibility for the coordination of SEND provision to support individual pupils.
- Undertake training and CPD to improve and maintain a well-rounded knowledge of SEND provision to ensure duties can be effectively performed.
- Ensure the specific requirements of pupils with SEND are understood and support measures are implemented effectively.
- Ensure the school’s SEND provision is inclusive at all levels.
- Have a sound knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and ensure the school’s SEND provision meets the requirements that it sets out.
- Have a sound knowledge of how relevant legislation impacts on the provision of SEND in the school.
- Support staff members to understand the needs of pupils with SEND and be available to advise on classroom practice.
- Coordinate and support the full SEND team.
- Promote a safe and secure learning environment for pupils with SEND, and action improvement plans where necessary.
- Identify staff training needs and ensure that they are met through organised CPD opportunities and training programmes.
- Understand how the needs of pupils with SEND change as they get older.
- Understand that the help will often be dependent on what a pupil is learning at a particular age and recognise that individual education, health and care (EHC) plans need to be developed and reviewed.
- Undertake the role of designated teacher for Looked After Children.
Person Specification (Essential):
- Have a degree in a relevant subject.
- Have QTS.
- Have taught at KS3 and 4.
- Working with and caring for pupils with SEND.
- The expectations in the Ofsted framework regarding effective learning and teaching.
- Demonstrate an ability to work with pupils and their families in a sensitive and positive way.
- Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and its application.
- Evidence that they have experience of behavior management techniques for groups and individuals with SEND.
- Show that they have a good understanding of the principles behind school improvement, including school improvement planning, monitoring and reviewing progress.
- Make consistent judgements based on careful analysis of SEND data.
- Communicate in both written and verbal mediums effectively.
- Present clearly a wide range of specilised information to both educationalists and non-educationalists.
- Demonstrate a proven ability to work sensitively and effectively with colleagues to help them to improve their everyday classroom practice.
In return for your hard work and commitment to the role Kedleston will offer:
- Competitive salary
- Company Pension Scheme
- The opportunity to join a supportive and well established team
- The support to progress in your career
- Ongoing opportunities for continued professional development and training
- A friendly, passionate and committed team of colleagues
- Employee perks:
- cycle to work scheme
- discounts on shopping and cinema tickets
- birthday treats
- employee of the month award
We would love to hear from you if you feel that you have a positive attitude, a good sense of humour, meet the requirements for the role and share our passion and commitment to developing confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions.
Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Note for recruitment agencies: We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!