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Job Ref No. ECC3022-83S Position Type: SENCO Pay Range: MPS/UPS
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 27/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 2nd July 2024  

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Dedham Church of England Primary School is a one-form entry rural school with a fantastic community and family feel. We have a very supportive and forward-thinking team who put children at the centre of our school. Our vision "Guide Each of Us to be a Light to the World" and our five key values: kindness, appreciation, ambition, respect and perseverance embody everything we do and say at our school and help us all to be the best that we can be - for ourselves and for each other.

We are looking to appoint an aspirational, energetic and driven professional, who is passionate about SEND and Inclusion to join our school from September 2024. A September start is ideal but we are willing to be flexible for the right candidate.You will bring an innovative and creative approach to supporting and enhancing SEN provision and effectively managing and developing the progress and achievement of our SEND pupils.

The successful applicant will ideally have previous experience working as a SENDCo, including the relevant qualification and experience. However, we would consider applications from outstanding classroom practitioners who are passionate about SEND and have a willingness to undertake the relevant qualification.

The successful candidate will:

· be passionate about inclusion and special educational needs

· be an exemplary primary school teacher

· be an excellent communicator with children, colleagues, governors, external agencies and professionals and parents

· have knowledge of effective teaching and learning styles and how they can be used effectively for individual children

· have a proven track record of improving learning and progress for all children

· be able to lead colleagues to further develop provision for SEND pupils

· have the skills to support and train staff to meet the needs of pupils with SEMH as well as other needs eg ASD, ADHD

· have excellent planning and organisation skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines

· have excellent knowledge of the curriculum and SEND Code of Practice

· have resilience and the ability to work under pressure

· provide inspiring leadership for SEND provision across the school, working alongside SLT

· be sympathetic to the Christian ethos of the school.

We can offer you:

· A supportive happy school environment that is focused on all pupils reaching their full potential

· A highly supportive and forward-thinking senior leadership team

· A committed, supportive and proactive Governing Body

· Friendly and motivated staff

· High quality professional development

This position is for three days per week with the days to be agreed between the school and the applicant.

Visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed. Please contact our school office for further information or to arrange a visit.

'Dedham C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding principles and promoting the welfare of children in our care and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures, the successful applicant will be appointed subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, satisfactory references, online checks and medical clearance.'

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Janice Barker
Parsons Field
Dedham, Colchester
Essex, CO7 6BZ
Telephone: 01206 322242

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