|Role Purpose:||· To assist the SENDCO to lead on inclusion and SEND in primary, including supporting SEND and behaviour needs of children.
· Develop and lead effective teaching and learning strategies and interventions that enable pupils to achieve well and have high aspirations for what they can achieve.
· To develop and lead best practice in inclusion through effective working with the SENDCo and LSAs.
|Main Core Duties:
|§ To lead the primary inclusion team and work directly with senior leaders to ensure that the curriculum, planning and teaching and SEND interventions are effectively meeting the needs of all pupils in primary.
§ Ensure that all curriculum areas contribute positively to raising the achievement of SEND pupils.
§ To participate actively in the initiation, development and implementation of whole school policy on special needs, disability and inclusion.
§ Have a strategic overview of provision for SEND pupils in primary and lead on the monitoring and evaluation of the quality of provision and its impact.
§ Contribute to academy self-evaluation, particularly with respect to provision for pupils with SEND.
§ Ensure the SEND and learning policy is put into practice, and that objectives of this policy are reflected in the DSLV academy improvement plan.
§ To deputise for the SENDCo when she/he is absent or unavailable.
§ To liaise with relevant outside agencies to ensure that individual student special educational needs are met effectively.
§ To ensure that accurate, timely and detailed records are kept, including discussions with parents/carers and outside agencies.
§ Work strategically with the SENDCo to ensure that the SEN Register for the whole academy is kept accurate and up to date and that staff are kept informed of pupils’ needs.
§ To work closely with the SENDCO and other staff to ensure that individual education plans are used to set measurable and aspirational targets and enable staff to match work well to pupils’ needs.
§ To provide guidance to staff on appropriate teaching and learning methods to meet the needs of different pupils.
§ To ensure all pupils have access to learning and to minimise the effects of any barriers they may have on this.
§ To lead on pupil engagement working with staff, leaders, LSAs and BSAs to help children modify and develop good behaviour for learning and conduct.
§ Maintain an accurate SEND register and impact measured provision map.
§ Provide guidance to colleagues on teaching pupils with SEND and advise on the graduated approach to SEN support.
§ Develop a clear identification process to enable staff to ensure appropriate support and implement the graduated response.
§ Analyse assessment data for pupils with SEND and work with the SENDCo to use this to inform strategic development of provision.
§ Keep detailed records of the progress of students receiving learning support including writing and reviewing Passports, EHCPs and Annual Reviews.
§ To adhere to the SEND Code of Practice (2015) and support academy staff in understanding their responsibilities within this statutory guidance.
§ Work with senior leaders, the Headteacher and Trust to ensure the academy meets its responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 in terms of reasonable adjustments and access arrangements.
§ Lead CPD training for teaching and learning of SEND students.
§ Liaise with and co-ordinate the contribution of external agencies. For example; Educational Psychology, CAMHS.
§ To be a key point of contact for parents /carers and students, communicating regularly and ensuring they are part of the decision-making processes.
§ To coach and develop staff on effective inclusion learning strategies and monitor the impact of this in the classroom and in interventions.
§ Lead on the support and reintegration of children to and from the academy
§ To assist, where required, in the supervision of young people during breaks and lunchtimes.
§ (within contracted hours) encouraging safe, positive and social behaviour
§ Fully support and at all times uphold the policies and positive ethos of the academy and the E-ACT Trust.
Supporting the Academy:
Be a dedicated team player and team leader who develops excellent relationships with students and staff
§ A SEND qualification is essential for this role or working towards it or having the desire to study for it.
§ Fully support and at all times uphold the policies and positive ethos of DSLV Academy and the E-ACT Trust
§ Be willing to commit to participating in staff CPD opportunities
§ Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
§ As agreed with senior leaders, assist with the supervision of students when supporting their pastoral and welfare needs.
§ Appreciate and support the role of other professionals both within the academy and those professionals who work in local services
§ Contribute to the Health and Safety of students and other staff in accordance with Health & Safety regulations and academy policy.
§ To understand and work within the requirements of GDPR at all times and comply with E-ACT policy in terms of data protection.
§ To undertake any other duties and responsibilities as appropriate to the role and grade, as requested.
Part of the E-ACT family
We are an E-ACT academy and proud to be part of a community that includes over 18,000 pupils and 2,300 teaching and non-teaching professionals across the country.
E-ACT multi-academy trust is responsible for 29 academies across the length and breadth of England.
Our academies can collaborate and share ideas with one another in ways that schools may not be able to. Most importantly, we all feel part of something much bigger as our responsibilities go far beyond the four walls of a single academy, and extend to people and their communities across the country.
We are always on the lookout for dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic people so we can continue to give every one of our pupils the opportunity to explore, solve, create and achieve.
In return we offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational pupils, as well as a great salary and sector-leading work-life balance arrangements.
E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.
E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.