SEN Team Leader (TA Role D)
SEN Team Leader (EHCP students) - Teaching Assistant Role D
35 hrs pw, term-time only (work 39 weeks/paid 47.15 weeks)
NJC/LGA Scale 6 SCP 19-22 - Actual Salary range £21,855 - £23,503
Based on April 2020 scale, pending uplift
This is a hugely exciting role in our dedicated and dynamic Student Support team. A team that is a highly valued and integral to the inclusive and aspirational ethos of our school, where we seek to nurture the success and self belief of all of our students. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop as a practitioner and leader in Special Educational Needs supporting children with SEND to achieve and colleagues to develop in their practice. The role is ideal for those aspiring to other leadership positions in SEND or educational support more widely.
The strategic purpose of this role is to:
- Lead on the operational day to day management of support for a number of students with EHCPs, including the direction and management of Teaching Assistants.
- Demonstrate how to achieve and maintain high standards of support for students with SEND so that colleagues understand how to help students achieve the best outcomes.
- Collaborate with the SENCo to embed understanding and approaches that will improve the achievement and care of students with SEND
The students are grouped to reflect the categories of the Code of Practice and as Team Leader you would oversee the students within one of these groups.
- Cognition and Learning
- Physical and Sensory needs
- Communication and Interaction
- Social, Emotional, Mental Health
Each Team Leader will support the SENCo in leading Teaching Assistants through training, guidance and support. The SENCo/LA/Lead Professionals/external providers aim is to ensure each Team Leader becomes specialists in their field. Knowledge and expertise gained from their CPD is cascaded down to their teams.
The post holder will receive weekly coaching/support from the SENCo, along with other relevant CPD to ensure they can support others credibly, plan systematically and develop themselves.
If you are interested in applying for this role please complete and return an application form by the closing date to Amanda Brasington, PA to the Head Teacher, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
CVs alone will not be considered.
Closing date: Friday, 24th September – 12.00 noon
Interview date: TBC
Blatchington Mill School is committed to safeguarding our students; we expect all staff and volunteers to support this commitment. Criminal record checks will be carried out and a full, enhanced DBS clearance is required for all positions.
Applications are encouraged from black and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are under-represented on the school's staff.
(Race Relations Act sections 35-38 apply).