This job expired on 22 February 2023

  • Start date details

    Easter 2023

  • Closing date

    22 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 January 2023

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Background and Experience

  • Teaching at KS3 and KS4 (Essential)
  • Qualified teacher with at least four years’ experience (Essential)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (Essential)
  • Evidence of work with colleagues in schools (Essential)
  • Experience of leading a team of teachers on the curriculum initiative (Essential)
  • Experience of budget management (Essential)
  • Experience of leading training to improve the quality of teaching and learning (Essential)
  • Experience of working alongside other teachers in the development and learning (Essential)
  • Experience of setting targets and monitoring, evaluating and recording progress (Essential)
  • An outstanding classroom practitioner (Essential)
  • Excellent understanding of current, relevant issues and national developments in SEN (Essential)
  • Excellent skills in the use of data to evaluate effectiveness and quality of provision and to secure accountability (Essential)
  • Leading and developing SEN team (Desirable)
  • Evidence of working as a SENDCo (Desirable)
  • Safeguarding qualification at level 3 or above (Desirable)
  • Leading teams in schools (Desirable)

What the school offers its staff

This is a fantastic opportunity to take on a significant leadership role in a College which is in a rapid period of development.

As a College, we are committed to providing an excellent education for ages 11-18. Inherent in everything we do is a culture of high expectation and aspirations. Students are encouraged to develop a love of learning, to think for themselves and to maximise their full potential.

The successful candidate will gain a wealth of experience from working across the College, whilst receiving support and guidance from the Leadership Team.

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 Okehampton College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1306 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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