ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Required for September 2021
Full time, Permanent Primary SENCO and Classroom Teacher
MPS/UPS with TLR dependent upon experience
All Saints is a growing, 2 form entry primary, we are a highly inclusive school underpinned by exceptional levels of dedication and strong team spirit.
“The behaviour of pupils is outstanding.” (Ofsted 2016)
The school is very much at the heart of the Parish Community of St. James’ Bootle. Staff and Governors are forward looking and open to new ideas. Applications are welcomed from candidates of all faiths with the understanding that all staff must undertake to uphold our Catholic ethos and values.
This post offers a fantastic opportunity to join our dedicated and highly supportive staff team to lead in this key area of our school.
As the first school in Sefton to be a designated School of Sanctuary, our commitment to providing a welcoming and nurturing environment is at the heart of what we are about.
We have a well-established Forest School and we have recently joined the Nature Friendly Schools’ initiative.
The school has for many years, brokered the services of a Chartered Educational Psychologist and an Art Therapist. We are accredited as a Trauma and Attachment Aware school.
Governors are committed to supporting staff in their development by ensuring access to high quality CPD.
Working closely with our Safeguarding and Attendance Lead will be central to this role.
Personal development, behaviour and welfare were judged to be outstanding at the last Ofsted inspection.
The Governors wish to appoint an exceptional and experienced SENCO. They will need to have a strategic overview of provision for students with SEN or a disability across the school, as well as monitor and reviewing the quality of provision. The SENCO will also be expected to fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.
We are looking for someone who has:
- Experience of establishing systems and processes to support a highly effective SEN provision
- Ability to develop inclusivity within the classroom
- Ability to provide strategic direction and development of SEN provision, leading and managing staff and making efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources.
- Exceptional communication skills with students, parents, teachers, leadership and external stakeholders (Educational Psychologists / Speech and Language specialists etc.)
- The ability to make student observation and assessment
- Effective leadership qualities and team spirit
- Evidence of being an outstanding teacher, passionate about education and dedicated to maintaining and continuing to improve our standards with high expectations of pupil attainment,
- A caring, inclusive nature and is committed to ensuring all children reach their full potential.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of an effective team.
Applications are welcome from candidates with a successful track record of teaching pupils with special needs. A NASENCO qualification and prior experience in a similar post or positions of responsibility is desirable.
The successful candidate will:
- Be a member of SLT.
- Have considerable, successful experience in the primary sector, preferably in more than one key stage and school setting.
- Be passionate and single minded about identifying and championing the needs of children with Special Educational Needs.
- Be given non-teaching time to enable you to fulfil your role.
- Have the professional skills and knowledge to work effectively with children, colleagues, fellow professionals, parents and carers.
What we can offer you
- The school employs its own private Educational Psychologist who will work closely with the SENCO
- SEN admin support
- Enthusiastic and highly skilled class teachers and TA’s to support the SEN provision
- Supportive and knowledgeable SEN governors
- Non-teaching time to manage the SEN provision
- Excellent CPD opportunities
All applicants must complete a CES application form via the recruitment website.
This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) and will be subject to an enhanced DBS certificate with a children’s barred list check. You will also be required to complete a criminal self-disclosure form if you are short-listed for the post.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Closing date: Monday, 5th April 2021
Start date: September 2021