Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

Salary: Main pay scale, SEN1
Hours: 3 days
Contract type: Part time, Permanent

Responsible for: The co-ordination and implementation of the students EHCP and the annual review process.

Main purpose

The SENCO, under the direction of the head of school, will:

  • To provide effective quality assurance of the EHCP/ Annual review process
  • To liaise with relevant outside agencies, parents/carers and teachers to ensure that the SEND needs of individual students are effectively met
  • The SENCO will also be expected to fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure that accurate and detailed records are kept of meetings and discussions with parents and outside agencies
  • Monitor and attend PEP meetings and CLA reviews for Children who are Looked After
  • To ensure that paperwork relating to students with SEND meets statutory requirements, including minuting annual reviews
  • To proof read annual review documents and ensure that they are set to a high quality of standard
  • To ensure that EHCPs are used to set high quality outcomes and match learning well to students’ needs
  • Support the monitoring of the effectiveness of EHCP plans and the annual review process
  • Contribute to school self-evaluation, particularly with respect to provision for students with SEND
  • To liaise with the Family Support Worker regarding information on Local Offers from a variety of different Local Authorities
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of national and local initiatives which may affect the school’s policy and practice
  • Secure relevant services for students
  • Evaluate the impact of relevant funding and propose changes to effectively make use of it to support students’ needs
  • Maintain an accurate provision map for each student
  • Support the setting of targets on the students’ EHCP and ensure that progress is made towards these targets
  • Liaise with external professionals, such as, Educational Psychologists, Health and Social Care professionals, and other external agencies
  • Be a key point of contact for external agencies, especially the Local Authorities
  • Ensure that if a student transfers to another school, all relevant information is conveyed to it

Leadership and management

  • Work with the Head of School and Governors to ensure the school meets its responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 in terms of reasonable adjustments and access arrangements
  • Prepare and review information the governing board is required to publish
  • Contribute to the school improvement plan and whole-school policy
  • Identify training needs for staff and liaise with the SLT on how to meet these needs
  • Lead INSET for staff
  • Share procedural information, such as the school’s SEND policy
  • Promote an ethos and culture of St Johns.

The SENCO will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the SENCO will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the Head of School

Closing date Friday 22nd May midday

SEN Classroom Teacher – Full time

MPS (Outer London Allowance) & SEN 1 depending on experience and qualifications

Our ideal candidate:

  • Must have experience in SEN.
  • Will be able to offer a range of teaching, learning, assessment and behaviour management strategies.
  • Will have excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with a range of partners, including LSAs, parents, colleagues and multi-agency professionals in order to meet students’ needs in a holistic way.
  • Will be prepared to work with any age group from 5 to 25yrs old.
  • Will support the school’s vision and ethos.
  • Drama experience will be desirable

Prospective candidates are warmly encouraged to visit the school.

Closing date for applications: Friday 27th March midday

Speech and Language Therapist – Full time, term time only

We are looking to strengthen our current team and wish to recruit Speech and Language Therapist with experience of working in schools.

Working within our therapies team, you will provide specialist Speech and Language Therapy to our children and young people, working collaboratively with the school’s staff to promote students’ independence, wellbeing, and supporting communication across the curriculum.

You will have responsibility for assessments, Education and Health Care Plans, and delivering diverse and effective support for a wide range of complex communication needs.

As a qualified Speech and Language Therapist, the following criteria is essential:

  • Recognised and relevant Speech and Language Therapy degree and HCPC registration.
  • Experience within our specialist client group.
  • Knowledge of a range of assessment tools and evidence of skilled application.
  • Experience of multi professional work within a range of settings.
  • Knowledge and experience of AAC preferable.

Closing date for applications: Friday 27th March midday

Review Secretary – Full time, term time only

You will be responsible for organising, coordination and taking detailed notes during our students annual review meetings culminating in a robust and comprehensive document. You will also be required to work as part of the administration team carrying out general duties when requested

Our ideal candidate:

  • Must have excellent secretarial and ICT skills including minute taking
  • Will have excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with a range of partners, including parents, colleagues and multi-agency professionals
  • Previous experience of Education and Health Care Plans advantageous.
  • Previous experience of SEN desirable
  • Will support the school’s vision and ethos.

Closing date for applications: Friday 27th March midday

Full time Learning Support Assistants

To work with students aged 5-25 with a wide range of special needs. Hours 9.00am to 3.30pm, term time only, experience preferred.

St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For an application pack please email office@stjohnsrcschool.co.uk or call 020 8504 1818 or use the form below.

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