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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS with SEN allowance

0.4 SENDCO job summary

Colyton Primary Academy is a small school (NOR 139) in the historic East Devon town of Colyton. The school is situated in the heart of the town and pride themselves with having strong links with the Colyton community.

Colyton Primary has a commitment to inclusion for all children. The school has pupils with EHCPs, Pupils on SEND support plans and those whom receive in-school support for additional needs.

Colyton Primary Academy is within easy reach to the A35 and the A3052.

The SENDCo role will be pivotal in leading this area of the school as part of the leadership team, as well as improving outcomes for SEND learners across the whole school.

At Colyton, we are looking for someone who has high levels of self-organisation, enjoys communications with a wide range of stakeholders and believes in teamwork and collaboration. You will, in turn, work with supportive staff team and benefit from opportunities to work with other schools across the trust.

The focus of the job role will be ensuring students with a SEN or disability have full entitlement to the curriculum and to provide professional guidance to colleagues. The successful candidate will be able to lead, manage and oversee the day-to-day operation of the school's SEND policy, encourage good working practices and provide SEND leadership, direction and support to the senior leadership team, teaching and support staff and have a strong commitment to high standards of achievement for all.

Ideally the successful candidate will be someone who is SENDCO trained (or be willing to undertake the NPQ SEND Award) and who holds Qualified Teacher Status and has experience of teaching a range of SEN across the whole primary age range. Our hardworking, enthusiastic SENDCO will have an excellent understanding of the principles of inclusive teaching and of the statutory duties in relation to SEND and equality. They will also be strong in the use of data to track progress and identify needs.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an exceptional understanding of teaching in the primary phase
  • Has passion and drive to make a positive difference to the lived experience of pupils with additional needs
  • Will be a qualified SENDCO or have relevant experience and be willing to undertake the NPQ SEND if no SEND Award.
  • Have an excellent understanding of the SEND code of practice
  • Have both an excellent understanding of pupil progress and a willingness to embrace change
  • Be committed to the view that children with SEND needs should aspire to flourish and attain high outcomes.
  • Be open to new approaches to learning and teaching
  • Be an excellent team player
  • Be someone who has high levels of self-organisation, enjoys communications with a wide range of stakeholders and believes in teamwork and collaboration

We recognise that our staff are our most important asset and as well as offering a collaborative, friendly and supportive environment, we offer a range of benefits that include:

  • CPD opportunities through our collaboration with other SENDCOs across the First Federation Trust
  • Support of First Federation Strategic Lead for SEND
  • Tailored professional and career development pathways, coaching and mentoring.
  • Fast-track process to explore new opportunities across the trust family of 21 primary schools.
  • The opportunity to work within a progressive and forward-thinking multi-academy trust.
  • Access to a free and confidential employee health and wellbeing programme, providing physical and mental health support in areas such as physiotherapy, counselling, menopause, etc.
  • A teacher or local government pension scheme.
  • Tax-free cycle-to-work scheme.

Should you require more information about the position, or would like to visit the school, please contact the School Administrator on: admin@colytonprimary.org.uk or telephone 01297 552231.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS disclosure is required for this post . Our Child Protection policy can be found on the school's website. Child Protection Policy

All shortlisted applicants will be subject to an online search.

How to apply

Simply click the Apply Now button above and complete your application by Friday 5th July at midday.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Colyton Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
141 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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