Early Years SENCO

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Early Years SENCO

London, Greater London
Devonshire House Preparatory School
Full Time
Dependent on qualifications and experience
18th February 2020
Start Date
1st September 2020
9th March 2020 12:00 AM
Contract Term
Job ID
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Start date
1st September 2020
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1091948


Suitably qualified and experienced candidates are invited to apply for this role.

Devonshire House Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. If the candidate has lived in a country other than the UK for a period of 3 months or more since the age of 18, a foreign criminal policy check will be required irrespective of whether they worked in those countries. 

Devonshire House Preparatory School is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for completed applications; Sunday 8th March 2020 with interviews taking place on Friday 13th March 2020.


Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teacher for Early Years


Responsibility to be taken for the identification, support and learning programmes for pupils requiring extra support within the Early Years Department. This role includes other day to day duties as directed by the Senior Leadership Team.

This will include but is not be limited to:

  • Along with the other SENCO’s (Years 1-3 and Years 4-8), regularly review the SEN and disability policy and practice within the setting and agree how it will be implemented.
  • Be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the setting’s SEN policy, and for coordinating provision across the Early Years.
  • Implement SEN support and the graduated approach of: assess, plan, do, and review to meet the outcomes identified for the pupil.
  • Teach individual and group sessions to support pupils with personal education plans [IEPS].
  • Support class teachers and teaching assistants in implementing the approach for individual pupils.
  • Provide training opportunities for class teachers, and other teaching staff to learn about Inclusion, including weekly briefings and department INSET.
  • Meet the requirements for record keeping in a way that supports a participative decision-making process. This includes, but is not limited to, updating the schools SEN and Learning Support register and SIMS; creating and reviewing IEP’s; completing documentation required by external agencies.
  • As necessary, prepare applications for Statements of Educational Needs alongside the Head teacher; co-ordinate and attend annual reviews.
  • Liaise with professionals or agencies beyond the setting and be a key point of contact.
  • Link with the local authority to liaise over individual pupils and understand how funding supports settings in meeting pupils’ SEN and disability.
  • Ensure parents are involved in the discussion of any early concerns, in identifying any SEN, and agreeing the interventions and support to put in place.
  • Be involved in the assessment process for school admissions.
  • To keep abreast of developments in SEN and inform staff as necessary.
  • To attend appropriate training, CPD and conferences and provide feedback to colleagues.
  • With the SEN department, contribute to the SEN development plan and help put plans into action.
  • Working with the Assistant Deputy Head of Early Years, Interpret Early Years performance data to update the Senior Leadership Team on the effectiveness of provision for SEN/Learning Support pupils.
  • Manage the budget and resources for SEN provision.
  • Develop partnerships with parents, hosting termly SEN and Learning support forums that offer support and guidance.
  • Work closely with the other two SENCO’s (Years 1-3 and Years 4-8) ensuring a smooth transition between departments.
  • Attend Parents’ meetings, assemblies, staff meetings, Open Days and INSET as necessary.
  • Undertake a range of general duties to enable the smooth running of the school.
  • Contribute to the school’s programme of extra-curricular activities, some of which occur at weekends or during evenings.
  • Fulfill other reasonable requests by the Senior Leadership Team.
  • To maintain order and good discipline among pupils and safeguard their health and safety.
  • To carry out all other duties, in and out of the classroom, including out of school activities and outings, care of the environment, display and overall care.
  • To write reports on pupils’ attainment and progress twice per year.
  • To attend Parents’ Evenings to discuss pupils’ progress with parents.
  • To promote and safeguard pupils’ welfare.

Please see full job description and specification linked below.

Closing date for completed applications; Sunday 8th March 2020 with interviews taking place on Friday 13th March 2020.


Safeguarding Statement:

Devonshire House Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Devonshire House Preparatory School

Devonshire House Preparatory School