Hours of work: 6.5 hours per week (plus additional temporary hours to be agreed)
Working pattern: Part-time
(As the position is part-time, the above salary will be pro rata)
Closing date: Wednesday 29 November 2023, at midday
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Parkside Community Primary and Preschool, Beechwood Lane, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8QQ
Phone: 01435 864577
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.
If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.
About the role
We are looking for a SENCo to lead our SEN provision at Parkside. This role would be for 1 day per week as a permanent contract with additional temporary hours to be discussed and agreed with the right candidate.
We are looking for an individual who has the following qualifications and experience:
- Qualified Teacher Status and the NASENCo Qualification
- Experience of working with children with Special Needs within a Primary School setting (working with children at an Early Years and Preschool level would be an advantage)
- Thorough knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and Education East Sussex SEND services and referral routes
- The ability to lead staff in developing their knowledge and expertise in working with SEN children
- Skilful in working with pupils with a range of different abilities and needs
- The ability to support and overview the work of teaching assistants and individual needs assistants working with SEN children
- Good communication skills and an ability to work within a team
- Good management and organisational skills and experience of leading/managing other staff
- The necessary communication skills enabling liaison with a variety of external agencies
In return, we can offer you a fantastic working school environment where staff are happy, positive and dedicated. There is a dedicated SENCo office and we are well-resourced and have highly effective and well established intervention strategies. We have a strong and clear vision with an engaging curriculum which develops and celebrates the potential of each child.
Visits to the school are welcomed and strongly encouraged.
Closing date for applications is Midday 29th November. Interviews likely to be arranged for the following week.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.