Start January 2021 (or earlier if possible for a handover period)
We are looking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated and dynamic SENDCo who shares in our determination to enable every child to reach their full potential.
Our new SENDCo must:
• Have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the statutory requirements of the SEND Code of Practice and practical application strategies for meeting the special educational needs of pupils
• Have substantial experience of working with children with SEND and EHCPs (particularly of working with pupils with Autism)
• Have experience of working with children who have additional social, emotional and/or mental health needs
• Have the ability to lead and manage a team of support staff to ensure provision matches the needs of all pupils with special or additional educational needs
• Have a passion for ensuring the life chances of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children are planned for and make a difference to their personal, social and emotional development and academic outcomes
• Have the ability to form strong partnerships with parents and offer them the support, advice and the reassurance they often seek in ensuring their child’s needs are being met
• Have confidence in the use of data to analyse and evaluate performance, presenting information to a variety of audiences
• Be able to work strategically in partnership with our SEND team to provide the very best support for all of our children with SEND, including those in our Resource Base
• Have a high standard of written and verbal communication skills
• Have excellent organisational skills, with attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines
• Be effective in working in partnerships with multi-agency professionals
• Have resilience and the ability to work under pressure
We can offer you:
• A values-led organisational culture of compassion, respect, responsibility and resilience
• The opportunity to lead our very successful and over-subscribed Resource Base
• A supportive, fun and inclusive working environment with children who love coming to school and enjoy learning
• A strong, supportive and experienced staff team
• A unique ethos of care that is second to none
Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered. CVs and open references are not acceptable. Castleview School is an equal opportunities employer.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and criminal background check via the disclosure procedures. Castleview School is committed to the protection, safety and welfare of its pupils and staff and we aim for the highest standards in safeguarding procedures. We expect all staff and volunteers to share and promote this commitment. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact Sneeta Summan, HR Manager to arrange a visit.
Application forms should be returned to the school address FAO Sneeta Summan or emailed. Closing date: Friday 16th October at 5pm. Interviews will take place the following week.
Castleview Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Any job offer will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.