SENCO (Part-time)
School
Brampton Primary Academy
Location
Brampton Road Bexleyheath, London, England DA7 4SL
Start Date
November 2022
Salary
MPS/UPS + SEN Allowance

About the Role

At Brampton Primary Academy we are currently seeking to appoint a highly driven and motivated SENCO to join our well-established team for two days per week. We are looking for a special practitioner who will help shape the future for our children by ensuring that all the needs of our pupils are met.

This post is ideal for a SENCO who wishes to contribute to a school on an innovative and exciting journey and who believes all pupils, no matter their background, deserve the best opportunities that we can offer. The SENCO at Brampton Primary Academy will need to have teaching experience to support class teachers to include and plan for a wide range of additional needs. The successful candidate will work as our part-time SENDCO for 2 days a week from November 2022.

Candidate requirements:
• The National Award for SEN Co-ordination.
• Experience of working with children with Special Needs.
• Thorough knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice.
• The ability to lead staff in developing their knowledge and expertise in working with SEN children.
• Skilful in working with pupils with a range of different abilities and needs – SEND, LAC, Pupil Premium, EAL.
• To work effectively with the Headteacher and SLT to achieve excellence.
• The ability to support and overview the work of teaching assistants working with SEN children.
• Good communication skills and an ability to work within a team.
• Good management and organisational skills and experience of leading/managing other staff.
• The necessary communication skills enabling liaison with a variety of external agencies.
• Work with the Senior Leadership Team and Governors on the strategic development of SEN and Inclusion, including reviewing and formulating appropriate policies.
• Provide training opportunities for Teaching Assistants and Teachers to learn about Inclusion, including whole-school Inset.
• Disseminate good practice in Inclusion across the school.
• Make applications as necessary to wider agencies based on the needs of the school.
• Support pupil progress meetings and provision mapping across the school.
• Liaise closely with parents.
• Ensure all tracking and monitoring systems for SEN pupils are up to date and effective.
• Liaise with the Educational Psychology service and other specialist and support agencies.

We can offer you:
• Amazing children who are eager to learn and happy to be challenged.
• Supportive parents who have a desire to support the children and school.
• A talented team of staff dedicated to the needs of the children.

Visits are warmly encouraged – please contact the school office on 0208 303 2873 to arrange a time.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants regardless of age, gender and ethnicity. Applications are welcome from all teachers who can support the ethos of our school.

Closing Date
Friday 30th September 2022
Application Contact
Trust Social Media
Location

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to Nicola Creed, School Business Manager using [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
• Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,
• Access to professional coaching and mentoring,
• Annual leadership events, workshops and conferences,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership to ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.