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  • Start date details

    October half term or sooner if possible

  • Closing date

    23 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Full time. Part time Part-time working will be considered

Contract type


Pay scale

L2 - L5

What skills and experience we're looking for

The assistant headteacher will:

Uphold public trust in school leadership and maintain high standards of ethics, behaviour and professional conduct

Build positive and respectful relationships across the school community

Serve in the best interests of the school’s pupils

Be forward thinking and able to drive school improvement, alongside the headteacher.

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Degree
  • Professional development in preparation for a leadership role
  • SENCo award (desirable)


  • Leadership and management experience in a school
  • Teaching experience
  • Involvement in school self-evaluation and development planning
  • Line management experience
  • Demonstrable experience of successful line management and staff development
  • Experience of implementing change and making an impact
  • Experience of leading a key subject area

Experience as a SENCo

Skills and Knowledge

  • Understanding of high-quality teaching, and the ability to model this for others and support others to improve
  • Understanding of school finances
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate a vision and inspire others
  • Ability to build effective working relationships

Up to date knowledge of research including Science of Learning

Personal qualities

  • A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times

Commitment to safeguarding and equality, ensuring that personal beliefs are not expressed in ways that exploit the position

What the school offers its staff

We are a good school with a real commitment to our children, our staff and our community, and a focus on achieving the best that we can in all that we do, both inside the classroom and beyond.

Committed and supportive headteacher and deputy headteacher

supportive governing board

strong systems inplace

good relationships with external agencies and cluster schools

Dedicated leadership time will be provided to carry out necessary leadership activities.

Part time working will be considered

Commitment to safeguarding

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

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About Coton-in-the-Elms Cof E Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
134 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01283 761361

Coton-in-the-Elms C of E Primary School is a beautiful village school with approximately 140 pupils on roll, who are superbly behaved. Since September 2023 there has been a new leadership team in place, who have driven school improvement forwards and continued to ensure there is excellent provision for all its pupils. Our recent OFTSED inspection in June 2023 found the school to be good and outstanding for Personal Development. An accolade we are all incredibly proud of. We have a real commitment to our children, our staff and our community, and a focus on achieving the best that we can in all that we do, both inside the classroom and beyond. Wellbeing of staff and pupils is paramount and there is a Wellbeing offer for staff too in recognition of their dedication to the profession.

The school has experienced mentors, who will support new staff and offer ongoing professional development.

The year group and working pattern you will be working in is dependent upon the experience of the successful candidate and can be discussed at interview.
Visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged. These can be arranged by telephoning the School Office on: 01283 761361.

Arranging a visit to Coton-in-the-Elms Cof E Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lmcintosh@coton-in-the-elms.derbyshire.sch.uk.

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