Assistant SENCo

West Midlands/ permanent / £26k per year

Location: Kidderminster/Worcestershire

Salary: £26,000

Hours: Full-time

Contract Type: Fixed-term (12 months, maternity cover)

Application Deadline: 21st June 2024

About Us:

Our vibrant Alternative Provision Secondary School, located in Kidderminster, is now in its ninth year and has recently been awarded an Outstanding rating in all categories by Ofsted. We specialize in educating vulnerable and disengaged students from the Wyre Forest and Hagley area. Our staff members are wholeheartedly dedicated to the wellbeing, safety, and academic success of our students. We operate as a unified team to provide a tailored, high-quality educational experience. This is an exhilarating time to become part of our school community and contribute to making a significant impact on our students' lives.

Job Description:

We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated Assistant SENCO to join our team on a 12-month maternity cover. In this role, you will support the SENCO in coordinating and delivering high-quality SEN provision across the school. You will work closely with students with challenging behaviours, SEND & SEMH, staff, and families to ensure that the educational and emotional needs of our students are met.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the SENCO in managing the day-to-day operation of the SEN policy.
  • Support the identification of students with SEN, SEMH & Behavioural Challenges and ensure their needs are met through effective intervention and support plans & EHC.
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop and implement individualized education plans (IEPs) for students.
  • Monitor and review student progress, ensuring appropriate adjustments to support plans.
  • Liaise with parents/carers to provide regular updates on student progress and support strategies.
  • Work with external agencies and professionals to secure additional support for students where necessary.
  • Assist in organizing and delivering training for staff on SEN strategies and inclusive practices.
  • Maintain accurate records of SEN students and ensure all documentation is up-to-date.
  • Support the SENCO in preparing reports for annual reviews and other statutory requirements.

Qualifications:

  • A qualification in education, special educational needs, or a related field.
  • Experience working with students with SEND, SEMH or Challenging Behaviour, ideally within an alternative provision setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • A thorough understanding of SEN policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Empathy, patience, and a genuine commitment to supporting students with SEND, SEMH & Challenging Behaviours

Desirable:

  • SENCO qualification or working towards it.
  • Experience in developing and implementing IEPs.
  • Knowledge of local support services and external agencies.

What We Offer:

  • A supportive and inclusive working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • The chance to make a significant impact on the lives of students with SEN.
  • Access to a range of resources and support services.

To apply for this role please contact me directly on 0121 200 3224 or [email protected]

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