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SENDCO

London, Greater London

Full-time

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About the Role

Lara Search are working on behalf of a primary school based in Roehampton, Wandsworth, which requires a part-time SENDCO for maternity cover from January 2023 until December 2023.

Our school is seeking an inspirational and motivated SENDCO to work 2-3 days a week from 8.30am - 4pm. This will be a non-teaching role.

Job Responsibilities but not limited to:

- Support the strategic leadership of the school by providing effective leadership and management across all phases of the school.
- Contribute and be accountable for specific parts of the School Development Plan and SEF.
- Have overall responsibility for determining the strategic development of SEND policy and provision in the school.
- Have day-to-day responsibility for the coordination of SEND provision to support individual pupils.
- Where a LAC has to SEND, ensure effective communication with the relevant designated teacher.
- Advise on the graduated approach to providing SEND support.
- Advise on the deployment of the school’s delegated budget and other resources to meet pupils’ needs effectively.
- Liaise with the parents of pupils with SEND.
- Liaise with early years providers (where required), other schools, educational psychologists, health and social care professionals, and other bodies with regard to SEND provision.
- Be the key point of contact with external agencies, particularly the LA and its support services, and ensure that these links are actively promoted.

Teaching/Learning:

- Liaise with the headteacher to ensure an appropriate, broad, high-quality, and cost-effective curriculum is delivered to pupils with SEND.
- Keep up to date with local and national developments in teaching pupils with SEND and communicate these to all members of staff.
- Monitor teaching and learning activities to ensure that they meet the specific needs of pupils with SEND.

Leadership/Management:

- Support staff members to understand the needs of pupils with SEND.
- Promote a safe and secure learning environment for pupils with SEND, and action improvement plans where necessary.
- Provide professional guidance to staff to secure good quality teaching for pupils with SEND.
- Guide staff in recognising and fulfilling their responsibilities to support pupils with SEND.
- Contribute to the performance management process of any SEND teachers, learning support staff, and TAs.
- Act as a point of contact and offer advice to staff seeking to learn more about or develop skills relating to SEND.
- Ensure the school’s SEND provision is inclusive at all levels.
- Contribute to curriculum planning to ensure that it reflects the needs of pupils with SEND.
- Help to cater to the needs of pupils with SEND by contributing to the effective deployment of learning support staff.
- Ideally but not essentially hold the SENDCO qualification.

If you would like to be considered for this post and will be available to start immediately, please forward a current and up-to-date CV to Raphael@lara-search.com as interviews are taking place immediately!

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