Special Education Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO)
A special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school's SEN policy. All mainstream schools must appoint a teacher to be their SENCO. The SENCO will co-ordinate additional support for pupils with SEN and liaise with their parents, teachers and other professionals who are involved with them.
The SENCO has responsibility for requesting the involvement of an Educational Psychologist and other external services particularly for children receiving support at School Action and School Action Plus. This also includes general SEN assessments, administration and parental support. Currently, TLTP are recruiting for several SENCO roles across London and the Home Counties in mainstream Primary and Secondary schools as well as non-mainstream.
Roles and Responsibilities
• Identify and adopt the most effective teaching approaches for SEN pupils.
• Set and monitor teaching and learning activities to meet the needs of SEN pupils.
• Liaise with other schools to ensure continuity of support and learning when transferring SEN pupils.
• Promote Inclusion best practice and contribute to the aims and ethos of the school through membership of the senior leadership team and when possible, attendance at school events.
• Making applications to the Early Years Inclusion Panel (EYIP) about individual children with more complex special educational needs.
• Ensure relevant background information about individual children with special educational needs is collected, recorded and updated.
• Liaise with parents and other professionals in respect of children with special educational needs (SEN).
• Ensure all members of staff are able to recognise and fulfil their statutory responsibilities to SEN pupils.
• Provide training opportunities for learning support assistants and teachers to learn about Inclusion, including whole-school Inset.
• Work with the headteacher to plan the overall deployment of teaching assistants throughout the school.
• Liaise with key stage leaders and all teachers in the successful deployment of learning support assistants within key stages and year groups
The ideal candidate will have at least 1 years’ experience in a similar setting with a Qualified Teachers Status (QTS). You will also need to have the following:
- Experience of setting targets and monitoring, evaluating and recording progress
- Experience of leading a team of teachers on the curriculum initiative
- Experience of budget management
- Experience of training other teachers
- Experience of working alongside other teachers in the development and learning
- Behaviour management techniques for groups and individuals
- Good understanding of curriculum and pedagogical issues related to extending pupil performance and the development of thinking skills.
- Good understanding of the principles behind school improvement including school improvement planning, monitoring, review and evaluation of progress.
- Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
- Strong track record of raising levels of achievement and motivation
- Ability to build strong relationships with children and parents
- Support pupils to make progress through providing personalised experiences
- Willingness to share expertise, skills and knowledge
- Sensitivity to the aspirations, needs and self-esteem of others
- Commitment to team working
- Willingness to address challenging issues with clarity of purpose and diplomacy
- Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Be passionate and energetic
- A valid DBS
- The right to work in the UK
- A minimum of two references
In return you will receive:
- A dedicated and experienced recruitment consultant
- Excellent rates of pay
- A range of positions covering day to day supply, short and long term roles
- Managed payroll system
- Weekly pay
- On-going support and training and development opportunities
If you are interested in a special education needs co-ordinator (SENCO) role and feel you are suitable please apply with an up to date CV or for more details call 020 8709 6540.
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TLTP Group is an Equal Opportunities employer. Subject to observance of all UK and EU current legislation we shall not discriminate to exclude individuals on the grounds of age, race, colour, gender (birth or reassigned), sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, marital status, ethnic or national origin, health, pregnancy, childcare responsibilities or criminal records. Candidates from such groups are actively encouraged to apply.