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Louisa Wilcock

08 April 2019

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Post:  Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Required for September 2019 or sooner.

Status: Full time – Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS & SEN Allowance (£2,149)

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious and friendly team that puts children at the heart of everything we do. Both Erdington Hall and Pegasus primary schools are seeking to appoint an experienced SENDCO who is committed to inclusion and has the desire to maintain the highest standards of provision for SEND pupils.

We can offer you excellent opportunities for professional development as well as the support and guidance from the Trust SENDCO.

There will be opportunities to develop wider leadership qualities and this role would either suit someone looking to develop and embed their existing SENDCO skills or an aspiring Senior Leader of the future. You will be an integral part of the middle leadership team at both schools.

You will be supporting pupils with their academic, personal and social development. The role is demanding and challenging but very rewarding, so we need a SENDCO who is proactive, passionate and a model of good practice for all teaching staff.

Flexibility is a requirement of this post as the successful applicant will work across both schools as SENCO and have a teaching commitment which could entail small groups.

 

We are looking for:

  • A fully qualified teacher with experience of acting as SENDCO or holds the National Award for SENDCO
  • Wide experience of working with pupils with a range of special educational needs
  • Excellent understanding of the SEND Code of Practice

At our school, we believe in working collaboratively, sharing ideas and supporting each other to achieve joint success. As part of the Summit Learning Trust, we share a collective belief that all our pupils should benefit from a provision and experience that both inspires and develops a new generation of young people that can meet the demands of life in the 21st century.

The Summit Learning Trust comprises of three secondary schools, four primary schools and a Sixth Form College. The Trust’s commitment to excellence is recognised nationally and internationally. All schools work in partnership with the Ninestiles Teaching School to support staff development, which further extends the scope of opportunities for career advancement in working with other schools.

Why work for us?

The Trust offers:

  • High quality training and support
  • Opportunities to work across a number of schools
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Employee discount schemes

For a full description of the role and person specification, please see the accompanying documents. 

Please download an application form from the link below.

You are very welcome to visit both schools where we can show you around our excellent SEND facilities and you can meet our wonderful pupils – please contact the individual schools to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Closing date: Tuesday 7th May 2019 at 12pm.  Interviews will be held the following week.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender reassignment, age, disability, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy/maternity or race.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all applicants to share this commitment.  All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, including a Children’s barred list check.