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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    6 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Gatehouse Primary Academy 0.6FTE SENDCo (with optional 0.2FTE across the Trust) job summary

The First Federation Trust is looking to appoint from January 2024, a SENDCO based at Gatehouse Primary Academy. The role includes

- 0.6 FTE at Gatehouse Primary 

- 0.2 FTE  at 2 smaller schools within the Trust (Lady Seawards and Rockbeare Primaries)

We would be interested to hear from candidates who wish to apply for either or both roles, please clearly indicate on your application.   Ideally we will appoint an experienced and qualified SENDCO, but if you do not hold the NASEN qualification, we will support you to achieve it. 

Gatehouse Primary Academy is a large school with a commitment to inclusion for all children.  The school has pupils with EHCPs and on SEND support plans and those whom receive in-school support for additional needs.  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 a really supportive staff and leadership team, and benefit from opportunities to work with other schools across the trust.

The First Federation has been at the forefront of primary system change and wishes to continue to push the educational boundaries in order to improve children’s lives.

We can offer you: 

  • CPD opportunities through our collaboration with other SENCOs across the First Federation Trust
  • Support of First Federation Strategic Lead for SEND

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Have an exceptional understanding of teaching in the primary phase
  • Have SEND experience
  • 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 open to new approaches to learning and teaching
  • Be an excellent team player 

If you would like further information on the posts and to visit the schools, please contact

- Gatehouse Primary school office 01626 862605 or email admin@gatehouse.devon.sch.uk for the Gatehouse 0.6 role or combined 0.8 role

- First Federation Trust admin office 01626 244920 or email admin@firstfederation.org.uk for the 0.2 role at Lady Seawards and Rockbeare

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post. Our Child Protection policy can be found on the school's website. Safeguarding | Gatehouse Primary Academy All shortlisted applicants will be subject to an online search.

Closing date: Friday 6th October at midday.  Interview date:  Wednesday 11th October 2023.


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About Gatehouse Primary Academy

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

We are a large, coastal Primary School . We currently have over 318 children on roll, split into 12 classes. We aim to provide a caring, safe and stimulating environment for all children to learn. Each child is supported and encouraged to do their best and take part in a wide range of opportunities and experiences building happy memories of their school days. Our talented team of educators enjoy their work and the inspiring environment makes learning fun and raises standards. We are also fortunate to have an enviable amount of outside space and have added our very own Forest School.

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