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  • Green Lane Primary Academy
    Leeds
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  • Required for January 2019
    Application Closes: 16/11/2018
    Interview Date: 19-11-18
    Job Length: Permanent
  • Weeks of work: 39
    Days of work: 2
    Hours of work: 11
  • Post: SENCO
    Salary: MPR 1 - £23,720.00 to UPR 3 - £39,406.00 with TLR 2A - £2,721.00 Pro-rata
    Responsible to: Head of Academy
About Delta Academies Trust

Purpose of the job:

To lead and manage SEN provision across the Academy, the role will require the postholder to teach and assess the learning of children with SEN. Green Lane has excellent provision for children with additional needs and the successful candidate will need to continue the outstanding work already in place. This post would suit a classroom teacher looking to develop their career as a SENCO and support will be given in accessing the National Award for SEN Co-ordination. A classroom teacher would be released for 2 days a week to fulfil this role. This post would also suit an existing SENCO looking for a 2 day a week post.

Responsibilities:

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND KEY TASKS

  • To work closely with the family and pupil support worker
  • To ensure high levels of progress and attainment for SEN, pupil premium, looked after and EAL children
  • To support all staff with driving high standards of provision and outcomes
  • To lead inclusion meetings
  • To keep all aspects of paperwork, including reports, records and policies up to date and actioned as appropriate and deadlines are met
  • To work with pupils, parents, external agencies, teachers and SLT to ensure realistic and challenging expectations of pupils on the inclusion register
  • To coach and train colleagues and support all staff in understanding the needs of pupils with additional needs
  • To support all staff in developing strategies to raise the performance of pupils entitled to the pupil premium grant
  • Devise and promote plans to ensure the needs of pupil premium pupils and pupils with SEND are met and that they are reflected in the Academy development plan
  • Regularly monitor progress of pupil premium pupils and pupils with SEND and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching to guide future improvements
  • To analyse and interpret specialist assessment data on SEN and national information relating to pupil premium pupils and pupils with SEN
  • To ensure pupils with SEND and their parents are enabled to share their views and that these are acted upon appropriately

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Experience and Knowledge

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Essential

  • Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status
  • Knowledge of current educational practice and issues
  • An excellent classroom practitioner
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning
  • Knowledge of the new professional teaching standards
  • Experience of teaching in the Primary phase
  • High level of written, oral and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to a range of audiences
  • High level of organisational and planning skills
  • Evidence of sharing in and contributing to the corporate life of the academy
  • Work effectively as part of a team, relating well to colleagues, pupils and parents
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity for all pupils
  • Ability to investigate, solve problems and make decisions
  • Able to use own initiative and motive others
  • Ability to relate to and empathise with pupils and to develop trusting and respectful relationships with them
  • Respect for confidentiality of information concerning individual pupils and ability to use discretion in circumstances of disclosure.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Work in ways that promote equality of opportunity, participation, diversity, and responsibility
  • A commitment to abide by and promote the Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies
  • The post holder will require an enhanced DBS
  • Willingness to complete the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination within 3 years
  • To have knowledge and understanding of the principles within the SEN Code of Practice

Desirable

  • Knowledge of all phases of primary education
  • Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice/legislation
  • Experience of working with a range of SEND children