Flying High Trust – Lead Practitioner for SEND
Job Title: Trust Lead Practitioner for SEND
Salary: L4 to L8
Hours: Full Time Permanent
Start date: Summer Term 2021 or September 2021 for the right candidate.
Location: 2 days based at Trust schools as a SENDCo. 3 days working across schools in the Trust
Are you passionate about ensuring that children get the highest quality education and are relentless in your drive for excellence?
Do you have a talent for enabling every child to reach their potential?
Can you inspire and support colleagues to break down barriers so that every day counts?
You will be working within the Flying High Trust Education Team to develop and deliver a strategic vision for SEND across the trust, as part of a wider strategy for Inclusion. You will also be supporting the children, staff and families as a SENDCo to ensure that the SEND provision is meeting the needs of all learners. You will need to be well organised, have loads of resilience and have a positive outlook on life!
We are looking for someone who:
Has a clear vision for SEND that meets the needs of all children
- Has had experience in a range of primary schools as a practicing SENDCo
- Has the National Award for SEND
- Has a secure understanding of the SEND Code of Practice and how it translate into improving outcomes for children with additional needs
- Can clearly articulate how their vision for children with SEND can be delivered across the trust
- Has had a significant impact within a school(s) as a strategic leader
- Is tenacious in their approach to ensuring all children with SEND have an inclusive education
As part of the role you will be expected to
- Develop a clear and cohesive strategy to deliver your vision for SEND across the trust, as part of a wider strategy for Inclusion,
- Take on the role as a cluster SENDCo within identified schools in the trust, providing exemplary practice
- Support headteachers to improve the effectiveness of SENDCos in schools in line with the trust vision for inclusion
- Maintain an up to date knowledge of current local/national developments for SEND and consider how these can positively impact on the schools across the trust
- Provide ad-hoc support to trust SENDCos, offer advice and carry out solution focused problem solving
- Work with the trust SENDCos to create consistency of approach and high quality provision
- Support headteachers in carrying out SEND reviews, monitor actions and measure impact
- Have a clear understanding of the performance of children with additional needs across the trust and provide strategic support for improvement
- Provide support and training for the Inclusion Specialist Practitioners, maintaining an oversight of the impact of their work.
- Lead on the SEND element of the SCITT programme, shaping the content and delivering where necessary
- Become part of the Education Team providing insight, support and challenge
- Provide up dates at Strategic Heads meetings on current thinking and areas of development
We can offer you
- Support to access leadership qualifications
- An opportunity to be part of a supportive, developmental partnership
- CPD matched to your stage of development
- The opportunity for career progression across the Flying High Partnership.
- The opportunity to be part of an ambitious leadership team, working to deliver the best opportunities for the children and the community it serves
- A network of peers who will offer support, friendship and guidance
- A varied job where no day is the same!
- An organisation committed to supporting and enabling the wellbeing of all staff
Closing date: Friday 22nd January 2021 5pm
Interview and assessment: Friday 5th February 2021
If you want to know more or wish to discuss anything in more detail or if you require any support in relation to the application form, please contact Pete Wilkes, Director of Inclusion on O7375 513011.
Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applicants. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.