School Administrator SEND - St Luke's Church of England School, Exeter

School Administrator SEND – Grade C (£19 264 – £20 043)

Position reference number: J2454

Work Location: St Luke’s School

Appointment type: Full Time 38hrs / 39 weeks

Job term: Permanent

Required from: ASAP

Closing Date: Midday, 7th September 2022

Interview Date: W/C 12th September 2022

Our school is part of the Ted Wragg Trust, an ambitious and inclusive Trust of schools strengthening our communities through excellent education.

Our values driven, rapidly growing 2-18 Trust has the highest expectations for every child, every day, with social justice at our core. We are determined for everyone to fulfil their greatest potential, to be the best they can be. Our inclusive Trust has a relentless commitment to help transform lives through learning.

The Ted Wragg Trust puts children at the centre of all we do. Delivering high quality, knowledge rich and inspiring curriculum. Our caring and inspirational team, work together to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become compassionate and courageous citizens, determined to make the world a better place.

St Luke’s is an ambitious and inclusive Church of England school which is dedicated to ensuring all students live life to the full. The work of the SEND team is integral to this and also to ensuring that we reflect our values of working hard to achieve our best, being inclusive, giving hope, taking responsibility, and showing respect.

The SEND department at St Luke’s consists of 14 members of staff including 11 teaching assistants with a range of experience specialisms. The department has the use of two mentoring and student support rooms, and a sensory room, as well as specialist equipment and rooms to support students with physical disabilities.

We are a cohesive and supportive team with a strong drive towards narrowing the academic gap for our SEND students. Working across the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust, we develop and deliver a number of specific interventions across KS3 and KS4.

The SEND department also plays an active role in whole-school activities delivering a Homework Club, Break and Lunchtime Club, and Breakfast Club along with other engagement and enrichment activities.

A number of St Luke’s SEND students receive regular mentoring. As well as mentoring, we also deliver specific interventions, such as: additional numeracy, literacy, social skills, Lego therapy, ASD support, and life skills. All of the sessions are tailored to individual students’ needs and aim to
support them throughout their school journey to become more successful learners and well-rounded individuals who are prepared for life after school. We have procedures in place to monitor the impact of these sessions, and we regularly use student voice to inform our planning.

Communication within the SEND team, between St Luke’s whole school staff and with parents/carers is a vital part of our day-to-day work, and it is important that everyone in our team
understands the importance of clear, supportive and helpful communication. We also appreciate that SEND can add a layer of additional complexity to attending secondary school, so we strive to be as inclusive and supportive as possible towards students and parents/carers. We work closely with the Pastoral and Inclusion Team to enable this.

Staff within the SEND team work tirelessly to enable pupils achieve the best progress possible during their time at St Luke’s. We are looking to appoint somebody who will strive to do their very best for every student in our school as part of our team.

Key Purpose of Job:
To provide efficient, effective and professional administrative support within the SEND department.
To work alongside the Assistant Headteacher (SENDCO) and Head of Learning Support.

If you are able to meet the requirements of this role, we would love to hear from you. For an informal conversation to find out more about the role, or to visit us at St Luke’s School please contact
office@stlukescofe.school

Closing date: 7th September 2022
Interviews: W/C 12th September 2022

All applications should be made by completing the application form, including evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role and should be submitted to Office@stlukescofe.school by midday on the closing date.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from St Luke’s website https://stlukescofe.school/recruitment/

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.