SENDCO, East London

£32,000 per annum

Posted 2 weeks ago | ref: 214211

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Protocol is delighted to be working with an education provider based in East London in the recruitment to the position of SENDco. This is a fixed term maternity cover (Feb 2021 – May 2022) position for 28 hours per week. The salary is £32,000 per annum.

The successful candidate will have maths and English at GCSE grade “C/4” or above, and will be educated to degree level with evidence of outstanding practice working with 16-19 year old learners in a city environment.

Role responsibilities

  • The ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of young people
  • Oversee the implementation of SEN policy
  • Keep up to date with national and local SEN policies and disseminate to colleagues
  • Strong working knowledge of the SEND code of practice funding arrangements for high needs students
  • Carry out assessments with SEN and high needs learners to identify needs and monitor progress during enrolment and throughout the academic year
  • Select learners for intervention, timetable, and allocate a member of staff to lead
  • Ensure up to date and accurate records are kept of all interventions for individual learners requesting summative and formative reports from allocated staff
  • Work with the tutor team, parents, and various external agencies to develop, implement and monitor individual support plans
  • Liaise with staff, parents, external agencies and other schools to coordinate their contribution, provide maximum support and ensure continuity of provision
  • Provide advice, guidance and strategies to tutors on supporting learners with SEN
  • Lead and manage a team of high needs support tutors, including recruitment and timetabling
  • Complete high needs funding applications and liaise with local authorities to negotiate funds
  • Test learners for access arrangement needs
  • Compile and complete form 8s and apply for access arrangements using access arrangements online
  • Coordinate all EHCP annual reviews and reviews of individual education plans

The person & qualifications

  • Ability to empathise with and understand the many challenges faced by young adults in a demographic with high free school meals rate and poverty levels, many of whom struggled to succeed at school
  • Display warmth, empathy, care, and sensitivity
  • Experience of working as a SENDco in a similar post 16 environment (desired but not essential)
  • Extremely organised and able to manage own work load effectively and flexibly
  • Highly motivated and driven to succeed in a rewarding environment
  • Outstanding communication skills and experience of good / outstanding Ofsted
  • Outstanding negotiation skills
  • Positive, solution focused and proactive when managing and responding to data
  • Assertive and self-confident in the management of a SEN team including around 20 teaching assistants
  • Committed and willing to “go the extra mile” to meet targets
  • Ambitious – will not settle for less than outstanding standards of work and behaviour
  • Has achieved the national award for special educational needs coordinators (desired but not essential)
  • Evidence of relevant CPD in relation to SEN and inclusion
  • Knowledge and experience of literacy and numeracy interventions to promote progress
  • Open minded, self-evaluative and adaptable to changing circumstances and new ideas
  • Knowledge and understanding to support learners with EAL
  • Experience of budget management
  • Experience of leading SEN training to improve the quality of teaching and learning

About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The legal bit

Protocol promotes equal rights and is an employment business under The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Work is undertaken on a self-employed basis under contract with Protocol. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for all Protocol assignments. All positions advertised by Protocol comply with the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

As a result of the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we might not be able to respond to every candidate with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.