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Impington Village College

Deputy SEND Manager

Required as soon as possible
Salary: Level 4: £21589 - £22911 (£18383 - £19509 pro rata for term time working + 5 working days)

At Impington Village College we have a large and highly regarded SEND Faculty. We have students from 11-18 with a wide range of needs, some of which are very complex.  We also have a post-16 provision and Enhanced Resource faculty for young people with EHCPs.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced teaching assistant to become involved in supporting our SEND Manager with the day to day administration and management of our SEND unit.    You will be involved in supporting the SEND Manager with the management of our TA team in areas such as day-to-day cover, exams cover, staff inductions and appraisals, annual reviews and CPD.  Your TA skills and experience will be used to ensure our students become independent learners and to support their well-being and engagement across the curriculum and throughout the College. The ability to share your expert knowledge and experience through training and CPD of other teaching assistants and teachers is essential.

This is a permanent and full-time position (32.5 hours) which is term time only + 5 training days. 

Our College is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.  We do not accept CVs.

Closing Date:  Monday 10am 3 June 2019

Applicants must complete a College application form - we cannot accept CVs.  Applications to Valerie Hastings, PA to the Principal and Vice Principal at


Job Description 

Post Title:

Deputy SEND Manager

Reporting to:

SEND Manager

Responsible for:

Day-to-day responsibility for the efficient and effective running of the operational side of Pavilion including line managing teaching assistants

Working time:

37 Hours Per Week+ TTO + 5 training days


Level 4


Impington Village College is part of the Morris Education Trust.  The normal place of work will be based at Impington Village College

Disclosure Level:

Full DBS

Main Purpose of the Role

  • To be a point of contact for all students, staff, parents and professionals
  • Support for timetabling and cover arrangements for all Teaching Assistants
  • Support the co-ordinating and training of Level 1, Level 2 and selected Level 3 and Higher Level Teaching Assistants
  • To co-ordinate and deliver appropriate interventions qualification and/or courses for SEND students.

Key Tasks: SEND  Management

  • To support SEND Manager as main point of contact for students, staff, parents and professionals
  • Behaviour management of students with SEND within the wider college, liaising with senior staff where appropriate
  • Dealing with student/staff/parental complaints and issues, taking appropriate action
  • Responsible for day-to-day SEND administration
  • Support the co-ordinating of teaching assistant for students with access arrangements
  • Support the co-ordinating process and supporting the SENCO with Educational Healthcare Plans and Annual Review testing
  • Support day-to-day management of students with SEND
  • Support the co-ordinating of regular updates for SEND management files
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and parents or carers and professionals, attending meetings where necessary

Key Tasks: SEN Students

  • Working with students and small groups of identified students.  This will involve planning, preparation and delivering learning activities for individuals/groups and monitoring pupils and assessing, recording and reporting on pupils’ achievement, progress and development when working to specific qualifications.
  • To provide support for students, teachers and the college in order to raise standards of achievement for all, by utilising advanced levels of knowledge and skills when assisting with planning, monitoring, assessing and managing classes, and to encourage students to become independent learners, to provide support for their welfare, and to support the inclusion of students in all aspects of school life

Other Responsibilities

  • Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • To play a full part in the life of the Morris Education Trust and College community, to support its distinctive vision and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example
  • Promote actively the Trust’s corporate policies
  • Comply with the Trust’s Health & Safety Policy
  • To participate in the College’s appraisal scheme


  • To be aware of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults  and to report any concerns in accordance with the Trust’s Safeguarding/Child Protection policies and ensure that teaching and learning takes place in a safe environment
  • To undertake regular safeguarding/child protection/adult protection training as required by the Trust

Person specification 

To support your application candidates should be able to show evidence of the following:








Good numeracy and literacy skills, GCSE English and Mathematics level C or above.



Relevant professional qualification in specialism 









Experience of supporting pupils  with special educational needs in a classroom environment 



Knowledge and experience in the specialism to support student development and an understanding of the ways in which students (especially those with significant and complex needs) learn



Knowledge and experience in this specialism to be able support and promote students to develop as independent learners



Can demonstrate skills with this specialism in order to contribute to CPD and develop teacher/TAs knowledge and experience in this area



An understanding of curriculum development, planning, evaluation and implementation



The ability to develop high quality learning resources without substantial direction from the teacher



The ability to accurately record and report on pupils’ progress




Experience of using Information Technology to support pupils in the classroom




Personal Skills and Attributes





Passionate about the specialism and highly motivated to develop their knowledge in this area



Behaviour management skills



Ability to support the emotional, physical and educational development of pupils



Patience and resilience



Ability to plan effective actions for pupils at risk of underachieving



Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes



Ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children



Ability to maintain effective working relationships with work colleagues, parents, guardians etc



Ability to relate well to and communicate effectively with children



Good verbal and written communication skills



Ability to work constructively as part of a team and be able to demonstrate initiative



Good organisational skills



May 2019