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  • Earliest start date

    1 September 2024

  • Latest start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    13 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher
  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L1 to L4

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an experienced and inspirational

Assistant Headteacher and SENDCO

Job type: Full time or part time, permanent. Start date: September 2024 or as soon as possible Leadership Pay Scale L1–L4 pa, depending on experience. Applications considered upon receipt

There is flexibility for 0.8 / 0.6 FTE for the right candidate

Purley Church of England Primary School is a small 4-class village school, currently with 98 children on roll.

  • Do you have the ambition and determination to be a ‘champion’ for pupils and their families, working to secure positive outcomes?
  • Are you looking for a unique role, combining leadership and class teaching with SEND responsibilities?

We are looking for an Assistant Headteacher / SENDCO who:

  • Has experience in leadership and highly effective in communicating with parents, professionals and other colleagues
  • Has the NASENCO qualification, or may wish to pursue the NPQ for SENDCOs when appointed
  • Is passionate about high quality, personalised provision for children with additional needs in order for them to achieve their full potential
  • Is responsible for staff development over SEND processes and interventions
  • Is committed to contributing towards the strategic direction of the school
  • Is well organised, hardworking and enthusiastic
  • Is a positive professional who will actively support the ethos, vision and Christian values of the school

What the school offers its staff

For successful candidates we can offer:   

  • Wonderful pupils who consistently demonstrate our values of ‘love, courage and wisdom’
  • A dedicated, motivated staff  team
  • An active school community with supportive families
  • A vibrant and welcoming learning environment
  • Dedicated leadership release time and commitment to your professional development

Further details about the role

Please contact us via email or by telephone to request an applicant pack including a full job description and person specification.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Purley CofE Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
104 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01189 842384

Nestled in Purley Village and only a short walk from the River Thames, our small village school has a strong community feel. Embedded in the local community for 150 years, our pupils and staff are always exploring ways to enhance links and contribute to the village. The whole Purley school family work together to ensure we are a happy and vibrant school with a caring and supportive atmosphere. We support pupils of all abilities to thrive and develop.

Arranging a visit to Purley CofE Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@purley.w-berks.sch.uk.

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