SENDCO required for September 2018
SENDCO - F/T
Required for September 2018
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) are seeking to appoint a SENDCO (Qualified, in the process of completing or wanting to achieve the NASENCO award) for September 2018
PACA wish to appoint a SENDCO committed to inclusion and dedicated to improving the outcomes for students with SEND. They will co-ordinate and collaboratively work with all school stakeholders to ensure that students with SEND achieve their full potential.
We are looking for an enthusiastic professional who has the passion, drive and ambition to inspire staff and students alike; an expert practitioner and someone who can ensure that PACA continues to have highly effective relationships with parents/carers and partner professionals
The successful candidate will work closely with SLT and take the strategic lead in monitoring the progress of students with SEND, evaluating the effectiveness of their learning and continue to develop excellent provision that is responsive to need. They will line manage a small SEN staff team and take responsibility for the commissioning of specialist services, ensuring high quality intervention and value for money.
The SENDCO will have a creative and proactive approach and ensure students are supported and advised at key transition points, ensuring that guidance is given regarding progression and pathways best suited to the specific needs of individual students.
An important aspect of the role will be to analyse and interpret data and then advise on best evidence based practice and promote innovative teaching and learning strategies. An ability to motivate, lead and inspire colleagues is essential.
Collaboration with the pastoral team and safeguarding professionals will ensure we maintain our positive reputation in this key area of school life.
PACA's motto is 'Unlocking Potential' and we are committed to unlocking the full potential in our students and staff. With our wonderful new buildings and facilities, an educational transformation is underway. There has been significant development of the Academy site over recent years with £12.7million being invested in an impressive new state of the art building and fantastic new facilities such as a dance studio, Mac suite, community library, superb sixth form and a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics) Centre with excellent laboratories.
Our results have been consistently improving for over three years and our Progress 8 score (0.3) is now the second highest in the city. Recognised as Brighton's Most Improved School in the local media in 2017, our KS3 student intake grew over 80% year on year in 2017, and is set for further significant growth in 2018.
Further details and an application pack are available from our partnership recruiter Hays Education. Please contact Richard Lanning on or
Informal discussions and visits to the academy are actively encouraged.
For more information about our school, please click here: https://jobs/aldridge-education/paca/index.htm
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment