Vacancy – SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator) – NCP

SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator)

Salary: NSP 1-9 (£24,098 – £39,329) depending on experience, plus an additional Responsibility Allowance RA16 (£4,162)

Contract Type: Full-time, term time

Contract Term: Permanent

Start Date: 27 August 2019*

Closing Date: Sunday 23 June 2019

*Ideally the successful candidate would take up post at the start of the new academic year (27 August 2019).  However, we would consider a later start date of January for the right candidate who may be otherwise contractually bound until that time.

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An Exciting Opportunity to Join an Outstanding Team!

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and inspiring candidate to effectively lead and manage the SEND provision at the college.  You will lead on the vision, development and evaluation of the SEND provision as well as the day-to-day operations of managing the Study Support Team and staff timetabling, therefore excellent time management and organisational skills are required.

The successful candidate will have QTS and an understanding of the SEND Code of Practice and how this relates to an educational setting.  We are looking for an individual who already has, or is willing to work towards, a SENDCo qualification and a Specialist Assessor qualification. You will be responsible for the identification of students with special educational needs and/or medical issues, co-ordinating annual reviews and Individual Education Plans and applying on-line for student access arrangements.  Liaising with feeder schools, parents, students, staff and other Trust SENDCos and external organisations to ensure the best possible support for students, therefore excellent communication skills are essential for the role.

New College is an outstanding place to work and study, regularly near the top of UK Sixth Form College results tables and awarded outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in 2014.  With a dynamic, positive and supportive culture for staff and students, we have an enviable reputation for staff career progression and development.  With over 2400 students, New College Pontefract is the founding member of New Collaborative Learning Trust (NCLT).

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious candidate to join our dynamic team at the forefront of change and to make a real difference to raising standards of education in the local community.  New College Pontefract delivers primarily A Level provision, alongside a number of Level 3 BTEC qualifications and some Level 2 provision.

If you believe that you have the skills and abilities to take on this role, we’d love to hear from you.