9 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is an excellent teacher with high expectations of all pupils;
  • Has the drive, determination and enthusiasm to secure outstanding teaching and learning within their classroom;
  • Will give every child a happy and motivational environment in which to learn and prosper;
  • Has strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Promotes positive and inclusive relationships with pupils, parents and the wider community;
  • Has a clear understanding of ACEs and the impact these can have on a child’s engagement in learning;
  • Has a proven record of working with parents/carers and external agencies to secure positive outcomes for all learners;
  • Can promote inclusion in the school community and access to the curriculum, facilities and extra-curricular activities;
  • Provide guidance to colleagues on teaching pupils with SEN, and advise on the graduated approach demonstrating a secure understanding of the local offer in relation to SEND;
  • Has a clear understanding of their responsibility to safeguard children;
  • Is supportive of our church school ethos.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • Welcoming and enthusiastic learners;
  • Friendly, supportive and dedicated staff;
  • Professional development opportunities;
  • Well-resourced and spacious school environment.

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to office@ktcc.uk

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About Knights Templar Community Church School & Nursery

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England/Methodist, ages 4 to 9
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
193 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 9
Email address
Phone number
01984 634 385

Job Title: Class Teacher and SENCo

Accountable To: Head Teacher

Main Purpose:

The responsibilities of the post are to be performed in accordance with the provisions of the most up
to date edition of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document and within the range of
teachers’ duties set out in that document.

• To carry out professional duties and to have responsibility for an assigned class.
• To be responsible for the day-to-day work and management of the class and the safety and welfare of the pupils, during on-site and off-site activities.
• To promote the aims and objectives of the school and maintain its philosophy of education.
• To lead, manage, develop and maintain high quality SEN provision which enables quality teaching, excellent learning outcomes and success for all pupils
• To model effective teaching, to coach and train colleagues and to teach across the school
• To keep all aspects of SEN paperwork including records and policies, up-to-date and actioned, as appropriate

Class Teacher Roles and Responsibilities:
• To create and manage a caring, supportive, purposeful and stimulating environment which is conducive to children’s learning.
• To plan and prepare lessons in order to deliver the National Curriculum ensuring breadth and balance in all subjects.
• To identify clear teaching objectives and learning outcomes, with appropriate challenge and high expectations.
• To maintain good order and discipline among the pupils, safeguarding their health and safety.
• To organise and manage groups or individual pupils ensuring differentiation of learning needs, reflecting all abilities.
• To plan opportunities to develop the social, emotional and cultural aspects of pupils’ learning.
• To maintain a regular system of monitoring, assessment, record-keeping and reporting of children’s progress.
• To prepare appropriate records for the transfer of pupils.
• To ensure effective use of support staff within the classroom, including parent helpers.

• To participate and/or lead staff meetings as required.
• Contribute to the development and co-ordination of a particular area of the curriculum.
• To be part of a whole school team, actively involved in decision-making on the preparation and development of policies and programmes of study, teaching materials, resources, methods of teaching and pastoral arrangements.
• To ensure that school policies are reflected in daily practice.
• To communicate and consult with parents over all aspects of their children’s education – academic, social and emotional.
• To meet with parents and appropriate agencies, to contribute positively to the education of the children concerned.
• To support the Head Teacher in promoting the Christian ethos of the school.
• To promote the welfare of children and to support the school in safeguarding children though relevant policies and procedures.
• To promote equality as an integral part of the role and to treat everyone with fairness and dignity.
• To recognise health and safety is a responsibility of every employee, to take reasonable care of self and others and to comply with the Schools Health and Safety policy and any school-specific procedures / rules that apply to this role.
• To lead acts of Collective Worship in accordance with the school’s policy for Collective Worship
• To administer and mark formal tests as required for children within the class
• To lead meetings with parents
• To report on pupil progress formally at the end of the school year and during the year through Pupil Progress Meetings and Parents Evenings

Strategic direction and development of SEN provision in the school to:
• Contribute to a positive ethos in which all pupils have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.
• Support all staff in understanding the needs of SEN pupils
• Devise and promote plans to ensure the needs of pupils with SEN are met and that 
they are reflected in the school improvement plan
• Regularly monitor progress against targets for pupils with SEN from teachers’ plans, evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning by work analysis and use these analyses to guide future improvements
• Analyse and interpret relevant school, local and national information relating to pupils with SEN and advise the head teacher on the level of resources required to maximise achievement
• Liaise with staff, parents, external agencies and other schools to co-ordinate their contribution, provide maximum support and ensure continuity of educational provision for pupils with SEN
• Develop partnerships with parents to ensure that their views are considered and acted upon appropriately
• Ensure that pupils with SEN are enabled to share their views and that these are acted upon appropriately

• Support the identification of, and disseminate the most effective teaching approaches for pupils with SEN.
• Collect and interpret specialist assessment data on SEN to inform practice
• Work with pupils, class teacher and key stage managers to ensure realistic and challenging expectations of pupils with SEN
• Monitor the use of resources, teaching activities and target setting and develop and maintain a recording system for progress of pupils with SEN
• Identify appropriate resources to promote and support the achievements of SEN children and ensure they are used efficiently, effectively and safely

Leading and managing Staff to:
• Achieve constructive working relationships and establish opportunities for the SENCO, support assistants and other teachers to review the needs, progress and targets of pupils with SEN
• Provide regular information to Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and governors on the effectiveness of SEN provision and outcomes
• Advise and contribute to all aspects of SEN training to ensure the professional development of staff

Managing own performance and development:
• Demonstrate resilience and resourcefulness.
• Take responsibility for own professional development.
• Participate in the school’s appraisal and professional development scheme, ensuring that objectives are set and met within the agreed time-scale.
• Think creatively and imaginatively to anticipate and solve problems and identify opportunities.

Additional responsibilities and general requirements to:
• Undertake any professional duties commensurate with the grade of the post, reasonably delegated to him/her by the Headteacher
• Show commitment to the school, its inclusive ethos and equal opportunities for all in the school community, opposing strongly any form of discrimination
• Attend and participate in relevant training sharing the knowledge and ideas gained with colleagues
• Perform any other task under the reasonable direction of the Headteacher

• Attend courses as required enhancing the knowledge, understanding and skills to improve the level and quality of support given to pupils and teachers.
• Attend statutory training courses as required for the post; Safeguarding and Child Protection, PREVENT and First Aid.

• Recognise the moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
• Provide a welcoming and safe environment where children are valued and respected
• Be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures and policies to ensure children receive effective support, protection and guidance

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