Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

TLR £9,464

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will require a cleared Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced SENCo to provide leadership and direction for the Special Educational Needs department, to include the Enhanced Provision Centre, ensuring that they are managed and organised to meet the aims and objectives of the College.

This post is a key appointment in terms of enhancing and ensuring the positive life chances for our students through success and achievement. As such, we are keen to recruit a dedicated and ambitious professional who will add value to the College in both academic terms and through involvement in the fabric of learning and success beyond the classroom.

The successful candidate will ideally hold, or be willing to achieve, the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and have at least two years’ experience of leading a SEN department. You will have up-to-date knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice along with the expertise to ensure the accurate identification of SEN needs across the College, ensuring a thorough assessment process.

In October 2018, Ofsted recognised that Sir Harry Smith Community College continues to be a Good school. They also acknowledged that we are “A vibrant, welcoming and caring school, in which pupils enjoy their learning and feel valued.” “Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, who attend the school’s enhanced provision centre, make good progress because they are well supported.”

Sir Harry Smith Community College is an 11-18 Academy, proud of its traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning and its standards of discipline and respect. The College serves the market town of Whittlesey, seven miles outside of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. The College is part of the Aspire Learning Trust working together with Park Lane and New Road Primary Schools, also in Whittlesey, to help every child achieve their full potential, to prepare them for their next educational steps, to teach them kindness and respect for all and to equip them to play a full satisfying role in society.

If you would like an information pack, please visit our website www.sirharrysmith.cambs.sch.uk For more information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Karin Bobrowicz, SENCO on 01733 703991.

Applications close 3 p.m., Tuesday 30th April 2019. (We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we consider that we have received an appropriate number of suitable candidates for the post). Please send completed applications to applications@sirharrysmith.cambs.sch.uk Please note that the College is closed for the Easter break from Friday 5th April to Tuesday 23rd April.

Applicants are thanked for their interest in Sir Harry Smith Community College. Please note that only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted after the closing date.

School website: http://sirharrysmith.cambs.sch.uk
Main Scale
Special needs
Staff category
Teaching Staff
Closing date
Tuesday 30 April 2019
School name
Sir Harry Smith Community College
Dawn White
DfE school no.
Eastrea Road Whittlesey Peterborough Cambs
01733 703991
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