SENCO Teacher

Location: 

Cadiz, ES

Date:  2 Apr 2024

Inspired Education is the leading global group of premium schools, with a portfolio of over 100 premium private schools spanning six continents which utilise proven educational practices from every corner of the globe, ensuring over 80,000 students receive a world-class learning experience from Kindergarten to Year 13. In addition, we are delighted to be recognised in the top 10 highest value private companies in the UK by Beauhurst.

 

In over 24 countries, Inspired schools are individually developed and anchored in the vibrant cultures of their respective locations. They collectively form an international family of schools that nurtures each student's academic and personal development in a progressive, dynamic, and innovative learning environment.

 

By joining our award-winning team of over 12,000 employees, you can work in state-of-the-art facilities alongside industry-renowned educators and leaders in some of the world's most desirable locations. We invest heavily in our team members who enjoy industry-leading professional development, exceptional career opportunities, and mobility across our group.

ROLE SUMMARY:

 

Sotogrande International School is a leading educational institution dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment. With a commitment to academic excellence and holistic development, we strive to empower students to become confident, compassionate, and globally-minded individuals.

 

Role Overview:

 

We are seeking a passionate and experienced SENCO to lead the whole-school provision for Inclusion at SIS. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing strategic direction and the continuing development of Inclusion provision, monitoring progress and supporting the development of high-achieving classrooms which support and foster the achievement of all pupils.The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader who can develop effective relationships with the school community and external agencies. They will have a positive impact on the inclusive, intercultural ethos of our school and empower students while providing advice, guidance, and training to classroom teachers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Lead the Special Educational Needs provision within the school, ensuring all students with SEN receive appropriate support and accommodations to thrive academically and socially.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with students, parents, staff, and external agencies to facilitate collaboration and ensure the holistic well-being of students with SEN.
  • Provide guidance, advice, and training to classroom teachers on effective strategies for supporting students with SEN in the mainstream classroom setting, supporting teachers to adapt schemes of work and implement effective teaching and behaviour management approaches in the classroom.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to develop and implement policies and procedures that promote equality, diversity, and inclusion across the school.
  • Work closely with the Admissions Team to review documentation, follow up with schools and parents and provide expertise about the best provision for students.
  • As a Safeguarding Lead, work closely with Counsellors, Pastoral leaders, Nurses and the Head of Boarding in all matters relating to child protection.
  • Lead the 1:1 student support program for learners with more complex needs.
  • Carry out assessments of pupils to identify needs and monitor progress - including observations in the classroom and meetings with teachers and parents.
  • Work with classroom teachers, parents and relevant external agencies to develop, implement and monitor individual support/learning plans
  • Make referrals and liaise with professionals outside of the school - this could include psychologists, health and social care providers, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists
  • Track and monitor pupil progress and pathways through written reports and meetings with parents
  • Develop and maintain systems for keeping pupil records, ensuring information is accurate and up to date  
  • Lead SEN teachers, teaching assistants and support staff to improve pupil progress and attainment, empowering students to develop strategies for learning and take ownership of  their learning journeys

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent certification.
  • Significant experience working with students with SEN in an educational setting.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and best practices in SEN provision.
  • Fluency in English (Spanish language skills desirable).

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

Inspired Education Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practices and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. 

 

Visit our careers site for more information; https://jobs.inspirededu.com 

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