• Location: Cardigan,
  • Subject: Support
  • Hours: Part time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £35,000.00 - £40,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 04 June, 2023 12:00 AM

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Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator - Cardigan Primary School

Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator - Cardigan Primary School

Ceredigion County Council
About the role
Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi wishes to appoint a highly motivated Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator (ALNCo) who will share our vision and commitment to ensure every pupil achieves their full potential at our highly inclusive school.

Mission Statement:

'Learning together, growing together'.

'We are committed to providing a high-quality, inclusive education in an environment that enables all our children to succeed.'

School's aims - YGA will:
  • Provide a safe and stimulating learning environment that supports the physical and emotional well-being of all our children in order to become healthy, confident individuals
  • Give every child a flying start in life by implementing various approaches to learning that are skills based and promote engagement in their learning
  • Encourage our children to be enterprising and creative contributors, to develop and nurture confidence, self-esteem, respect and pride in themselves and one another
  • Provide challenging, broad experiences that will enable children to contribute confidently in a bilingual society and nurture an awareness of their cultural heritage and national identity as citizens of Wales and the world
  • Celebrate children's achievements and continuing progress through effective assessment techniques, moving their learning forward and establishing high standards
  • Encourage a climate of child-centred learning to ensure that our children develop the ability to learn independently that challenges them to realise and reach their full potential
  • To develop an effective partnership with parents based on respect and encourage them to become active participants in their child's learning

Our ALNCo will share and develop our vision for the school, have proven experience of being an excellent classroom practitioner, be committed to working in partnership with all stakeholders and have the ability to be an outstanding and inclusive leader who will retain the needs of our pupils at the heart of all decision making.

The post holder should:
  • Be an excellent primary school teacher, with a proven track record, with a positive attitude and the highest expectations of pupils' attainment and behaviour
  • Have the knowledge to facilitate the highest quality of teaching and learning
  • Have an ability to drive forward ALN developments in the curriculum
  • Be an excellent communicator and team player with a strong commitment to working in partnership with, staff, parent, governors and the wider community

The school has an exciting and innovative approach to teaching and learning and we are developing a creative person-centred curriculum on an ongoing basis which is tailored to meet the wide range of needs of our children who come from a diverse range of backgrounds.

You must have a commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and an ability to help us inspire our pupils. You must be able to demonstrate confidence, creativity, determination, drive, resilience, reflectivity, and great teamwork skills. Most importantly you will continue to build upon existing high standards at Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi in partnership with the Head Teacher, Governing Body, staff, pupils and parents.

For further information please contact: Mrs Donna Hanly (headteacher) on 01239 612491.

Job Description and Person Specification

Note: We reserve the right to extend the closing date.

Safeguarding children and young people is a key priority for us. We aim to support children, young people and adults at risk to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be and acknowledge they have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture
We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows:
  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
  • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training
Cardigan Cardigan is the historic gateway into Ceredigion from the south west.
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