Sunnydown has a Vision to expand the exceptional provision it provides to more children. Surrey County Council representatives are negotiating with the school to finalise what this may entail. Suffice to say that the role that appears here, will evolve. The current role has SENCO and Pastoral aspects. As the school grows, there is the potential that this role will be split so that the successful applicant can focus on one of these areas, depending on school requirements. There would be an expectation that while the necessary paperwork is undertaken, a predominant amount of time would be interacting with children, staff and families.
The main focus of the role is to support and promote an inclusive culture throughout the school, enabling all children to achieve their best, overcoming barriers to learning and participation.
Key outputs include:
- Oversight for the Learning for Behaviour and Welfare of all children, extending to families where required
- Supporting staff in understanding the impact of pastoral needs on learning and behaviour of all children and the importance of quality intervention
- Providing guidance and assisting teachers in supporting children with learning, behavioral, medical or emotional difficulties and children with ASD.
- Working as a member of the school’s extended leadership team (likely as DSL) supporting staff with any behavioral difficulties that arise during the school day.
- Coordinating the development of detailed assessments for outside agencies when necessary including EHA, CAMHS, TAF, CIN, CP, Hearings, Tribunals, Risk Assessments and Subjects Access Requests.
Contributing to (and coordinating where necessary) key areas of work which include:
- Annual Reviews
- KST admissions to support the HT with September intakes
- Support the HT with reviews of in year applications for places
- ISPSB applications for funding
- Advising and assisting class teachers and other members of staff in planning individual or group programmes for children who require extra provision.
- Undertaking home/primary school visits as and when required.
- Representing the school as an ASD Outreach support worker – visiting pupils and parents in other schools and homes to give advice and guidance on ASD.
- Supporting ASD awareness sessions for students, staff and parents in other schools.
- Coordinating (and where necessary delivering) student support sessions, listening and offering support on problems and issues using counselling skills.
- Giving the child with difficulties a forum to talk about concerns in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.
Should the candidate be qualified:
- Act as school exam coordinator including managing access arrangements, ensuring that all statutory requirements are met for each exam board and the LA.
Sunnydown School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. As such all applicants will be required to submit details of two references who will be contacted in advance of interviews for shortlisted candidates. The successful applicant will also be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer.
Informal visits welcomed and encouraged, please contact the school office.
A start date of January 2020 is suggested, however an earlier start date is preferred to support with the transition, handover and training. While the role is term time only it is a full time post during these periods, with the potential for additional hours during holidays by negotiation.
S8 to S10 depending on experience (and not having QTS)
Main Scale (if has QTS)
Closing date: 04.12.2020
Shortlisting date: 04.12.2020
Interview date: from 07.12.2020
Sunnydown School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. As such all successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal records check. We are an equal opportunities employer