Job Title:  SENCo

Location:  Meadowcroft – The Gallery, Wakefield

Hours: 37.5hours per week

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent, Term Time only

Are you a SENCo committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

We are looking for an experienced SENCo to join our fantastic team at Heath Farm School, in Ashford, Kent.

This is a great opportunity for a SENco who wants to develop creative learning opportunities for children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure, working with individual and small groups of pupils in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Already experienced in an SEN environment, you will be forward thinking, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of teaching, motivated by supporting families and helping every child to reach their potential.

The main purpose of the SENCo Support is to support the Deputy Head – Wellbeing with you taking responsibility to upload information before, post PEP meetings, and liaise with teaching staff to input factual and up to date data.

Assist with the management of the provision for pupils with SEND, particularly for those who are CiC.  Duties will include allocating dedicated support time for pupils, creating and collating relevant PEP paperwork, leading and/or contributing to PEP meetings with wider professionals, contributing to EHC plans and creating and overseeing relevant student passports.

About us:

Meadowcroft is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 19, catering for children with a wide range of needs across 3 sites in Wakefield. Our dedicated teamwork together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Application process & dates

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2021.

Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.