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  • Full Time
  • Dagenham, UK
  • £45k - 60k per year + Pension benefits £ / annum

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Job Title: Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Location: Dagenham, London 

Position Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience

About Us: This school is a vibrant and inclusive educational institution committed to providing a nurturing environment where every child can flourish academically, socially, and emotionally. 

Job Description: We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) to join our passionate team. The SENCO will play a pivotal role in ensuring that students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) receive the support and provision necessary to achieve their full potential. As a SENCO, you will work collaboratively with teachers, parents, and external agencies to create individualized learning plans tailored to the specific needs of each student.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the provision for students with SEND, ensuring that their needs are accurately assessed and met in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice.
  • Develop and implement individual education plans (IEPs) in collaboration with teachers, parents, and external professionals.
  • Provide guidance and support to teaching staff on best practices for inclusive teaching and differentiation.
  • Maintain accurate records of students with SEND, including progress, interventions, and outcomes.
  • Act as a point of contact for parents, providing regular updates on their child’s progress and offering advice and support.
  • Liaise with external agencies, including educational psychologists, speech and language therapists, and local authorities, to access additional support and resources.
  • Stay abreast of developments in SEND legislation and best practices, ensuring that the school remains compliant and proactive in meeting the needs of all students.

Requirements:

 

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a relevant postgraduate qualification in Special Educational Needs.
  • A DBS on the update service. 
  • Previous experience working as a SENCO or in a similar role within a school setting.
  • In-depth knowledge of SEND legislation, including the SEND Code of Practice, and best practices for supporting students with a range of SEND requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, parents, and external agencies.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • Compassion, empathy, and a genuine commitment to promoting inclusivity and diversity within the school community.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary package
  • Opportunities for professional development and training
  • A supportive and collaborative working environment
  • Pension scheme
  • Term-time working hours

If you are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of students with special educational needs and disabilities, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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