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Senco - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Helen Allison School, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-6046-122T
  • Posted:12/02/2021
  • Pay:L5 £47,737 to L9 £52,568
  • Start Date:April 2021
  • App Close Date:24/02/2021 at 12:30
  • Interviews:TBC

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Who we are:

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

Who we are looking for:

The key task of the SENCO and Quality of Life Manager is to ensure that Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision is both efficiently and effectively delivered across the School sites. You will be the champion of our amazing students, ensuring new students transition into the school smoothly, making sure that everyone in the school is delivering quality interventions outlined in EHCP’s and reviewing progress with the family regularly. Are you looking for a post that will be exciting, professionally demanding, stimulating and rewarding in (usually) equal measures?

Do you have a sense of humour?  Are you naturally resilient and a team player who can work collaboratively in a multi professional team? 

You will be required to:

  • promote both the school’s aims positively, and use effective strategies to enhance motivation and morale.
  • establish and develop a sound professional relationship with a class and groups of pupils.
  • demonstrate excellent teaching and learning skills and be able to create a positive, challenging and effective learning environment
  • embrace the changing landscape in specialist education and oversee the development and operational management of the school with the support of the UK’s leading charity for autistic people.
  • create a distinctive culture and philosophy so that from the moment a person enters the building they will know this is a school where pupils are respected, achieve beyond what is expected, are empowered to make positive choices about their own lives and have rich and varied experiences.

To be considered for this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities (including those of innovation and vision), as well as demonstrating specialist ASD knowledge (through experience and practice).

Hours of work:
200 days inclusive of 10 non pupil training days. Normal hours may be varied to meet the changing needs of the school. There may be occasions when additional hours are necessary to meet specific or special requirements.

For more information, to arrange a visit or an informal chat please contact Amelia Branch, HR Advisor on 01474 814878 or via email at amelia.branch@nas.org.uk. Please note we do not accept CVs.

Information about the school

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Amelia Branch
  • Address:Helen Allison School, Longfield Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0EW
  • Telephone: 01474 814878
  • Email: HAS.HR@nas.org.uk

Fax: 01474 812033

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.