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SENCO Assistant

  • Organisation
  • Cross in Hand School
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield. Sussex
  • Salary
  • £24,703 - £25,545 per annum pro-rata
  • Closing date
  • 01/08/2024
  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 9
  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/362833/41600
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/362833/41600
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield. Sussex
  • Salary
  • £24,703 - £25,545 per annum pro-rata
  • Closing date
  • 01/08/2024
  • Organisation
  • Cross in Hand School
  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 9
  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education

Hours of work: 9 per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.65 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata
Closing date: 01 August 2024
Interviews will take place at the beginning of September.     

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Cross in Hand School, Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield, TN21 0XG
Phone: 01435 862941
Email: office@cross-in-hand.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: http://www.crossinhand.com
 
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

We are looking for an SENCO Assistant to join the Cross in Hand team.

Cross in Hand is a happy and successful Church of England Primary School in Heathfield, East Sussex. We have genuinely lovely children, supportive parents and a great team of staff.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a range of fundamental skills required for the delivery of a curriculum adapted to meet the needs of children with SEND. You will be a passionate and committed advocate for SEND children and comfortable supporting children across the key stages. The purpose of this role will be defined by the Head Teacher and Deputy but will likely involve identifying pupils that need further support, co-ordinate reasonable adjustments according to need and be able to share these with staff members. The candidate will also be expected to be committed to improving educational outcomes for pupils with special educational needs, to lead professional development through example and support, and co-ordinate the provision of high-quality professional development.

It is also expected that the post holder will work seamlessly with teaching, support staff and parents to ensure that all appropriate support is communicated in good time and with the right level of detail.

Duties:

  • Support the work of Teachers, Learning Support Assistants and Thrive Practitioners working with SEND Children.
  • Work closely with the SENCO, keeping them regularly informed of pupil progress, interventions and support in place and highlighting, where necessary, changes and developments needed.
  • To assess, monitor and evaluate identified children’s baseline and progress.
  • To complete referrals to outside agencies.
  • To communicate with the SENCO and the wider teaching staff regarding specific needs and support of individual pupils.
  • Maintain contact with parents/guardians and agencies as appropriate.
  • Attend meetings and training workshops and be part of whole school staff training.

It should be noted that this job description identifies the current principal duties of the post; it does not detail every task to be undertaken. The post-holder will be required to undertake any duties as required by the Line Manager, which fall within their capabilities or the requirements of the School.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

Additional Information

 

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

 
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.