To assist in the promotion, direction and oversight of high standards of teaching and learning, pupil achievement and progression through effective inclusion for pupils with special educational needs.
Be consistent in the delivery of all the Seva Education policies and practices.
Managing, developing and maintaining high-quality SEN provision
Observing pupils in the classroom, to coach and train colleagues
Keeping all paperwork including records and policies, up to date and actioned, as appropriate
Meet with parents to support SEN and pupils’ healthcare.
To monitor the quality of SEN support delivered both by teachers and teaching assistants.
To support and maintain the SEND register of pupils.
To ensure that awareness of SEND issues is maintained across all the teaching staff.
Be a role model for pupils through personal presentation and professional conduct.
Perform particular duties in accordance with school procedures to ensure pupil safety.
Model a determination to succeed and a positive attitude to your work.
To lead and support with maintaining Education, Health, Care Plans and implementing the relevant processes in line with the SEND Code of Practice.
Areas of responsibility and key tasks:
Strategic direction and development of SEN Provision in the School (with the support of, and under the direction of the Executive Headteacher)
exercise a key role in assisting colleagues with the strategic development of SEN policy / provision;
support all staff in understanding the needs of SEN pupils and ensure the objectives to develop SEN are reflected in the school development plan;
monitor progress of objectives and targets for pupils with SEN from teachers’ plans, evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning by work analysis and use these analyses to guide future improvements;
analyse and interpret relevant school, local and national data and advise colleagues on the level of resources required to maximise achievement;
liaise with staff, parents, external agencies and other schools to co-ordinate their contribution, provide maximum support and ensure continuity of provision.
Teaching and Learning
support the identification of and disseminate the most effective teaching approaches for pupils with SEN;
work with colleagues to develop effective ways of bridging barriers to learning through
– assessment of needs
– monitoring of teaching quality and pupil achievement
– target setting, including IEPs
– developing a recording system for progress
collect and interpret specialist assessment data to inform practice;
undertake day-to-day co-ordination of SEN pupils’ provisions through close liaison with staff, parents and external agencies;
work with colleagues to ensure all pupils learning is of equal importance and that there are realistic expectations of pupils;
consider the range of teaching strategies / equipment that could be utilised for pupils requiring specialist provision;
support with teaching where appropriate.
Leading and Managing
provide professional guidance to staff to secure good teaching for SEN pupils, through both written guidance and meetings.
contribute to the appraisal process for identified staff.
advise on and contribute to the professional development of staff, including whole school INSET provision.
provide regular information to the Executive Head and School Governors on the evaluation of SEN provision and the impact on improving outcomes.
Monitoring, Assessment, Planning and Tracking
To assist in the identification of pupils’ Special Educational Needs through observation in the classroom, individual screening and assessment of reports
To oversee the writing and regular review and updating of Individual Education Plans
To liaise with external agencies in regard to particular pupils to ensure that the school is providing appropriate support for the child.
To liaise with classroom teachers concerning the needs and progress of individual pupils and to provide advice as appropriate about teaching strategies to assist particular pupils.
To interpret the recommendations of Pastoral Support, SALT, Occupational Therapist
and other reports and to disseminate them so that they are effectively implemented in the classroom.
To use data generated by school assessments effectively to inform future pupil progress.
Leading, planning and attending annual review meetings.
Communication and Reporting
To write reports for parents on the pupils receiving specific teaching
To liaise with parents and carers concerning pupil progress and concerns, and concerning updates to the IEP, and to be proactive in communication about these issues
To make recommendations to parents concerning the use of external agencies for identifying SEN
Writing annual review reports in co-operation with therapy and teaching staff.
Communicating with external agencies to identify support packages such as CAHMs, Social Care etc.
Providing information and supporting the Executive Headteacher with creation of Individual Healthcare Plans.
Reviewing referral documents to provide input during panel meetings.
Providing professional insight for referrals.
Professional Knowledge and Development
To maintain a thorough and up to date knowledge and understanding of the current SEND Code of Practice and of the school’s curriculum and policies
To participate in INSET provided by the school and where appropriate to lead INSET on SEND issues.
To ensure that the School’s Health and Safety Policy is followed.
Other professional requirements
Support annual reviews and attend / chair when necessary.
Liaise with other school SENCOs as required.
Complete school visits as part of the referral/consultation process.