SENCO Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire £31,515 - £36,563


Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: £31,515 - £36,563 |
Posted: 13 Mar 2020 |
Closes: 24 Apr 2020 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 8707

Role Responsibility:


Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Milton Keynes, MK5 6AJ

Salary range : £31,515 - £36,563 per annum

Full-Time (40 hours per week)


G4S Children's Services works closely with the Home Office, Youth Justice Board and Youth Custody Service for England and Wales and the Ministry of Justice to ensure that its regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent offending.

At Oakhill Secure Training Centre we are a small custodial unit that looks after and educates up to 80 young people aged 14 to 18 years old who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. The vulnerable young people in our care can be challenging with a wide range of social and emotional complex needs. This is an environment that calls for high standards of care and service delivery to provide a secure and stable environment for young people to develop their education and life skills and address the behaviours that have led them into custody.

The prime function of this key role is to take an active lead in the strategic development of SEN (Special Educational Needs) provision and to coordinate the day-to-day operation of the SEN policy with the aim of raising SEN children’s achievement.


Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Ensure that the establishment carries out its statutory responsibilities regarding all children with a EHCP / SEN
  • Support staff in understanding the needs of SEN children and identifying strategies / approaches to best meet these
  • Monitor the progress of SEN children and set appropriate targets to help them advance further
  • Liaise with staff, external agencies and YOTs to coordinate their contribution, provide maximum support and ensure continuity of provision for SEN children
  • Provide professional guidance / training to staff for securing good teaching and learning for SEN children
  • Ensure resources are purchased and deployed appropriately to maximise efficiency in supporting children with SEN
  • Manage a small team of Learning Support Assistants working with SEN children 
  • Coordinate Annual Reviews / EHCP meetings and review IEPs 
  • Undertake any other reasonable management requests / tasks to support the development of this role and the business’s needs


In addition to this role, the SENCO will be required to teach a proportion of lessons. 

The Ideal Candidate:

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Hold QTS
  • Hold National Award for SEN Coordination
  • Have experience of teaching and working with children 
  • Have sound knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice 
  • Be able to lead training / INSET around SEN
  • Have good administration skills including the ability to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint & email
  • Excellent communication, time management, analytical and problem-solving skills


If you have the qualities that we are looking for and the ability to make a difference, we want to hear from you!
It is every employee’s responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons he/she is responsible for or comes into contact with. Therefore every employee will be required to hold a current enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Scheme) certificate.
Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Youth Justice Board and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

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