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The Aurora Group

SENCO and Transitions Lead

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Employer: The Aurora Group
Location: Caterham
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Overview and Responsibilities

SENCo and Transition Lead

Location: Caterham, SurreyContract: Full-time, Permanent

Salary £31,350 – £46,179 M1 – UPS2 Fringe

Hours: 40 hours per week

Aurora Caterham Education Centre (CEC)

We’re currently looking for a SENCo and Transitions Lead for our school. You will be working with the Head of School in all aspects of leadership and management and to take responsibility for managing and developing learning and teaching, curriculum, careers & work experience, assessment and enrichment throughout the designated phases of the school.

CEC is part of Aurora Redehall School, they share the same Principal and Head of School, however each site has its own Assistant Head and team of Teachers and TAs. There is also a full therapy team on site to support staff and students. Although

the sites operate separately, students and staff do cross between sites.

What’s in it for you? / Why Should You Apply?

  • You want to make a difference in the lives of our students and their families.
  • You want to contribute to our broad and creative curriculum offer.
  • You want to work with an inspiring student population.
  • You enjoy working as part of a collaborative and committed multi-disciplinary team.
  • You have a strong commitment to student and staff well-being and want to work in an organisation with the same strong values.
  • You want to work within an organisation that support, develops and invests in their staff.

Key Duties:

  • To work with the Head of School to ensure that the school offers a high quality, exciting, engaging, well resourced, differentiated and well matched curriculum for all children.
  • To act as Deputy Exam Officer for the site, working with the AHT/Exam Officer, subject teachers to ensure examinations and accreditation processes are in place and that JCQ requirements are met.
  • To lead the successful identification of meaningful post16 destinations
  • To implement successful transition plans to secure Post16 destinations, liaising with destination colleges around school link courses, visits and specific pupil needs.
  • Lead Y9 transition reviews, ensuring student voice is captured and that outcomes align with Pathways for Adulthood.
  • To identify and enable access arrangements for exams and other accreditation.
  • To oversee high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance and work with the wider school team to deliver a Careers Framework that supports KS3-4 pupils on their pathway to adulthood.
  • To lead by example of his/her practice, and by positively encouraging, coaching and mentoring support the training and development for all members of the team.
  • Ensure that the school carries out its statutory responsibilities in accordance with each pupil EHCP and their defined SEND assessment.
  • Oversee the day-to day operation of a school’s special education policy.
  • In relation to each pupil’s EHCP and defined SEND assessment, coordinate and deploy the school’s provision with regard to its policies, staffing and resources.
  • Communicate with parents/carers, school employees, other agencies, and local authorities on the progress of pupils and the effectiveness of intervention and support strategies.
  • Ensure that there is an integrated approach to schools SEN provision generally and for specific pupils, incorporating the deployment of staff, including therapist, resources, strategies and the types of support and intervention.
  • Exercise a key role in advising and assisting the Head of School with the strategic development of SEN policy and provision, including reviewing, and formulating policies.
  • Carry out safeguarding duties as required.
  • Lead and manage the school’s therapy offer.
  • Prepare information and carry out annual statutory reviews or specific case conferences.
  • To keep abreast of developments in SEN (e.g., research, changes to the law) and inform SLT and Head where appropriate.
  • To be open to lead in a curriculum area across all Surrey Schools
  • To develop positive relationships within the school, within the Surrey Schools and the wider Aurora Team and externally, which support the running and developing of the school towards and sustaining outstanding.

Please note that duties will vary and you will be expected to contribute to the overall aims of CEC when required

For the full job description please contact Liz from the recruitment team

Skills and Qualifications

  • QTS or QTLS is essential.
  • Accredited training in specific areas of special education, e.g. Autism, Dyslexia etc. desirable.
  • Management/leadership qualification desirable.
  • NPQSL/H/SENDCo or willingness to achieve within 2 years desirable.

Essential Experience

  • Proven track record of excellent creative and structured teaching within relevant key stages and/or special needs environment.
  • Experience of holding responsibility for and turning policy into effective and successful practice.
  • Leadership of a significant area or phase or inclusion, including responsibility for raising standards across the whole school.
  • Effective team management and working collaboratively and effectively with others.
  • Communicating effectively to a wide range of different audiences though a range of different mediums.
  • Successful management of complex scenarios and conflict resolutionEffective relationships working successful
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