Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Vacancy: Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
Hours of Work: Full time, Permanent (term time only)
Salary: £25,080 – £27,398 per annum
Base: Heckmondwike and Huddersfield

Brian Jackson College are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) to join our team, working across both sites.

As part of the college leadership team your role will be to:

  • Support the Head Teacher to determine the strategic development of special educational needs (SEN) policy and provision across both Huddersfield and Heckmondwike colleges.
  • Be responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEN policy and coordination of specific provision to support individuals with SEN or disability.

This is a great opportunity for an aspiring/experienced SENCO who wants to develop creative learning opportunities for children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure, working with individual and small groups of pupils in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected, and involved in as many decisions as possible. Already experienced in an SEN environment, you will be forward thinking, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of teaching, be motivated by supporting families and helping every child to reach their potential.

Reporting to the Head Teacher, and Deputy Heads, you will be responsible for maintaining accurate SEN pupil records, the school SEN provision map and SEN Policy as well as the management of the provision for pupils with SEND, particularly for those who have EHC Plans. Duties will include allocating dedicated and targeted support, using the graduated approach for pupils, creating, and collating relevant PEP paperwork, leading and/or contributing to PEP meetings with wider professionals, contributing to EHC plans and creating and overseeing targeted support.

The successful candidate will have a relevant SEN coordination qualification and previous experience in delivering specific interventions both 1:1 and in small groups.

Experience in supporting children with social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) challenges is essential.

Brian Jackson College are owned and managed by the Fresh Futures which is a medium sized Charity in Kirklees. Brian Jackson College is an Ofsted ‘GOOD’ school supporting pupils that have been excluded or are at risk of exclusion from mainstream secondary school. The aim of the school is to promote inclusion, raise standards of behaviour and achievement with a vision where young people achieve their full potential in life.

Our Ethos is to offer a fresh start to all pupils; challenging and supporting them to achieve academic success, develop self-belief and raising their aspirations by supporting and encouraging positive progression through proactive intervention. Staff have created a strong community atmosphere and operate an open-door policy. Working together with a coordinated team you will be providing pupils with an opportunity to develop personally, academically, and emotionally to allow our young people to achieve their full potential.

If you want to make a difference to a young person’s future and support them in reaching their full potential, have a skill set that would support our pupils, are highly resilient and have an abundance of patience then this is the job for you!

All successful candidates will have an enhanced DBS check and have the right to work in the UK. DBS will be paid by the Employer.

Benefits: Company pension, on-site parking, wellness programme, employee pension scheme, employee assistance programme, eye care scheme
Schedule: Day shift
Education: Diploma in Higher Education (preferred)
Experience: GCSE or equivalent (preferred) / SEMH: 2 years (required) D: 1 year (preferred) / Driving Licence (required)

How to apply

If you are interested in this role, please complete the application form plus any additional role specific forms found at the top of this page, and return it to [email protected] before the closing date.