Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator, Gretton School, Cambridge

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator

Your new school
Gretton School is an independent specialist school for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, specifically high functioning autism. We welcome students from 5—19 years old, as weekly boarders or as day students. Based just outside Cambridge, we work with 12 counties to provide a broad and individualised education for these unique and wonderful students.

The school is growing and developing, it’s integrated therapeutic team are working tirelessly alongside the management team and the teaching and support staff to further develop our fantastic practise and outcomes. This is a really exciting time for Gretton School, its staff and students, do you have what it takes to share the journey, and effectively support the school to its rightful bright future?

Your new role
We require an experienced SENCO / SEN Coordinator to work as part of our team to support our students in accessing all aspects of the curriculum.  You will be responsible for the Strategic development of the school’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision and oversight of the day-to-day operation of that policy with the aim of raising all SEN pupil achievement. Coordinate all Annual Reviews and reviews of Individual Education Plans and attend / chair reviews. This position is a permanent role to start in September 2021 or as soon as possible.

What you will need to succeed

  • Ability to effectively support and advise colleagues
  • Awareness of child protection issues
  • Proven SENCO experience in the UK, or equivalent (essential)
  • SENCO qualification (desirable)
  • Have strong communication, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Eligible to work in the UK (must have valid visa)
  • Recent classroom-based references and valid DBS/police checks
  • Solution focused approach to challenge
  • Enthusiasm and resilience
  • Teamwork skills
  • Reliability and integrity
  • Good personal and professional organisation skills
  • Flexibility

What you will get in return
Gretton is a friendly school where staff are supportive of each other inside and outside of the classroom and there is an opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of our students and their families. Gretton has a person-centred focus, providing each child with a personalised education and care programme tailored to help meet their unique needs.  At Gretton, our staff are like family, so don’t delay and apply today to join the Gretton family.

£29,664 – £39,961 dependent on experience

How to apply:
Please visit our school website (https://www.grettonschool.com/recruitment) to find the application pack, including job description and person specification. Here you will also find our application form, please email it to jobs@grettonschool.com upon completion.

Closing date: 10/05/21 

10th May with interviews soon thereafter.

Gretton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

We aim to be a fair employer and are committed to equal opportunities. Gretton School does not discriminate against employees on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, disability or age.