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Job title: Special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) and full-time class teacher.

Salary: MPS Plus SENDCo allowance

Hours: 36 (additional hours are based on the needs of the school to fulfil the job role)

Contract type: full-time

Reporting to: Head Teacher

Responsible for: Learning Support Assistance

Main purpose

The SENCO, under the direction of the headteacher, will:

  • Determine the strategic development of special educational needs (SEN) policy and provision in the school
  • Be responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEN policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual pupils with SEN or a disability
  • Provide professional guidance to colleagues, working closely with staff, parents, and other agencies

The SENCO will also be expected to fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.

Duties and responsibilites

Strategic development of SEN policy and provision

  • Have a strategic overview of provision for pupils with SEN or a disability across the school, monitoring and reviewing the quality of provision
  • Contribute to school self-evaluation, particularly with respect to provision for pupils with SEN or a disability
  • Ensure the SEN policy is put into practice, and that the objectives of this policy are reflected in the school improvement plan
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of national and local initiatives which may affect the school’s policy and practice
  • Evaluate whether funding is being used effectively, and propose changes to make use of funding more effective
  • Support staff with writing and administering IEP targets and strategies.
  • Hold annual review meeting with parents, LA and caseworkers.

For further information, please refer to the job description/person specification

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Job description/Person specification

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