Area SENCo (5 – 18 years)
Achieving for Children (RBWM)
Up to £46,010 per annum (pending pay award)
Achieving for Children
0 .8 FTE • Three year fixed term contract.
30/09/2018 at 23:59 PM
We are looking to recruit to a new post of Area SENCo to support all schools to join our team at a time of exciting change, with the launch of our new Inclusion Charter. We are keen to encourage all educational settings to work positively with our children and young people including those with additional needs.
As an Area SENCo for all ours schools you will be responsible for:
- Advising and offering practical support for schools around the identification, assessment and intervention of children and young people with special educational needs in line with the SEN Code of Practice.
- Providing support for setting-based SENCos including those new to the role to ensure they can fulfil the statutory responsibilities of the SENCo role.
- Developing and disseminating good practice on all aspects of SEND, in particular promoting inclusion.
Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children’s services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, and responsible for delivering the entirety of both boroughs’ children’s services.
To be an Area SENCO for AfC, you will be dynamic and passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people, as well as demonstrating the following:
- Up-to-date knowledge of national initiatives and familiarity with current local developments.
- Able to provide training as well as organising and delivering regular SENCO network meetings across the borough.
- Possess the varied skillset needed to develop links between the settings, parents/carers, schools, social care and health services to support a coordinated and holistic approach towards meeting the needs of children and young people with SEND.
In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Helen Lovell (Tel: 01628 683220) for an informal discussion.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.