Job Description

How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

*4DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us #teamOFG!

Job Title:        Family Liaison & Assistant SENCO

Location:     Oakfield House School, Salwick

Salary:       £21,051.00 per annum 

Hours:       37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday​ 8:30am-4:00pm

Contract:        Permanent, Term Time only

UK Applicants only. This role does not offer sponsorship.

As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a Family Liaison & Assistant SENCO to join our close-knit team at Oakfield House School located in Salwick.

About the role

The primary responsibility is to provide support to our SENCO and Assistant Head (Pastoral & DSL) by overseeing and coordinating the provision of support for students with special educational needs (SEN). This role involves administrative duties like record-keeping and scheduling meetings with parents, professionals and external agencies. Additionally, the assistant may directly support individual students with SEN, manage learning resources, observe and report on student progress, facilitate communication between teachers, parents, and external specialists, and engage in training to stay updated on best practises for supporting students with special needs. The specific duties can vary between SENCO and the Assistant Head, but collectively, these responsibilities ensure that students with SEN receive the necessary support to thrive in their education.


  • Working with the SENCO to support curriculum areas in ensuring outstanding outcomes for SEND students
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of strategies aimed at raising the achievement of SEND students.
  • Actively promoting and demonstrating creativity and innovation when searching out new strategies to support our SEND students
  • Maintaining good quality school documentation pertaining to the Learning Support needs of all students
  • Attending SEND meetings with outside agencies and ensure documents are personalised, robust and include SMART targets aimed at raising the achievement of individual students

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent in Maths and grade C or above in English or equivalent

About Us

Oakfield House School is an outstanding Primary School for autistic pupils and those associated with Autism/Learning or Complex Communication and Behaviour needs. The school has a strong and committed leadership team. Our school is a country house built in the 1880’s, set in eight acres of beautiful parkland.

We cater for 45 boys and girls aged between 4 – 12 years old and we have been judged as Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.

The Site is situated in Salwick near Preston and are within commutable distance from Preston, Blackpool, Chorley, Leyland and surrounding areas.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to pupils, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join Options Autism? 


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.


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Source: Family Liaison & Assistant SENCO, Lancashire – Tes Jobs