Required from January 2021
Due to the retirement of our current SENCO, we are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic SEND/Designated Safeguarding leader to join our committed, passionate and hard-working staff team, championing the learning of our children across both our school campuses.
The SENCO will work closely with the campus based Deputy Headteachers to support and prioritise pupil’s learning, mental health and well-being. The role will also involve leading the Designated Safeguarding Team, safeguarding systems and being the designated teacher for looked after and post-looked after children within school.
The SENCO position is non-teaching, however cover will be required.
As a school our ethos is that we are all learners. Our new SEND/Inclusion leader will be offered high quality professional development through Nottingham School Trust SEND learning networks and access to a range of on-going CPD tailored to your development and the needs of the school. This includes national and international opportunities.
Given the importance and expectations of this role, the successful candidate will be a key part of the School’s Leadership Team. As we are looking for an experienced SENCO, we welcome applications from colleagues who hold or are currently undertaking the National Award for SENCOs.
We are looking for someone who has the following:
- Experience in the role of SENCO or Inclusion Manager in a primary school (including a secure knowledge of Special Educational Needs/Designated Safeguarding Lead/Inclusion/ Equality issues).
- Confidence in use of a range of data to analyse and evaluate performance, presenting outcomes to a variety of audiences.
- Ability to lead and manage a very high quality team of staff to ensure provision matches the needs of all pupils with special or additional educational need.
- High levels of written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent communication, organisation and team work skills.
- Effective working in partnerships with outside agencies.
- Ability to deal effectively with child protection issues.
- Excellent understanding and application of SEN programmes and resources to best meet the needs of our Dunkirk children.
- Ability and skills needed to ensure continued inclusion provision improvement through coaching and feedback.
- Ability to ensure strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers.
Dunkirk Primary School is a very diverse and family orientated school, both as a community and as a staff team. We value and support each other and would very much like to welcome a new member to our team. Our children are truly wonderful and deserve the very best opportunities to achieve. Contact us to find out more and to arrange a virtual online tours/discussion on 4pm Thursday 1st October 2020 and Monday 5th October 2020.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 8th October 2020.
Online interviews will be held on Tuesday 13th October 2020.
The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and we will require proof of identity and qualifications prior to the appointment being made according to the Local Authority’s policy on safeguarding children and safer recruitment. The school is committed to ensuring a vigilant and safe school culture, with all staff and volunteers working within an agreed school code of conduct.