St Bede’s school has a good track record of ensuring the academic and pastoral development of all individuals. Our work with students with special educational needs has gone from strength to strength in recent years.
Our SENDCo manages a learning support team which, in addition to the new assistant SENDCo post, consists of three senior LSAs, 12 learning support assistants and an administrative assistant.
The assistant SENDCo will support the SENDCo in managing the team, planning interventions and teaching SEND students. They will also support the SENDCo to track and monitor the provision of SEND students. Our senior LSAs are responsible for interventions for different groups of students. The learning support assistants provide in class support as well as 1:1 support to our SEND students.
We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to identify, plan and make provision to meet the needs of students with special educational needs. The learning support team strives to support all staff in this work, by providing guidance, working to support identified students in the main curriculum, assessing students and by making specialist plans.
St Bede’s supports the professional development of its staff and takes staff wellbeing very seriously. Support staff are valued members of the school community and fill vital roles. They are respected for the expertise they bring to their area of work.
Full time Learning Support staff are employed to work 36 hours per week for the 39 term time weeks of the academic year (including inset days). Normal working hours are Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:10 with a half hour unpaid lunch break. Annual salary reflects the contractual hours and weeks per year and is calculated using a Surrey Pay formula which includes payment in respect of statutory annual leave allowances. Salary is paid in 12 equal monthly instalments.
There is no entitlement to take leave during term time. All holidays must be taken during school breaks.
Our school is committed to the safeguarding of children so all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. We will only consider applications made on our standard forms and references will be taken up before interview.