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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 June 2024 at 8:29am

  • Date listed

    20 May 2024

Job details

Job role

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

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time

Contract type


Pay scale

Salary dependent on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you looking to work in our innovative, exciting and happy school with motivated children and supportive staff?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a KS2 class teacher to join our amazing team to lead SEND from September 2024. This post would suit a dynamic teacher with a secure knowledge of the primary curriculum and experience of leading SEND.

The Governors of Our Lady and St Kenelm RC School are looking for someone who sets an excellent personal example and professional leadership, will ensure that the Catholic ethos, rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church, permeates all aspects of the life of the school.

We are looking for a teacher who will:

  • Be a committed practising Catholic or someone who is willing to be supportive of our Catholic ethos and practices.
  • Ideally someone who has completed their NASENCO qualification or is willing to complete the new statutory NPQ for SEND leads.
  • Have a track record of delivering excellent outcomes for children
  • Demonstrate exceptional behaviour management skills
  • Lead and plan activities, delivering inspirational lessons based upon sound curriculum knowledge
  • Identify and address gaps in children’s learning
  • Understand the impact of the learning environment upon children and staff and make changes efficiently and effectively
  • Monitor children’s progress, make accurate observations, assess their achievement, record results and action findings
  • Have a ‘can do’ mentality with a desire to overcome any challenges that arise
  • Have experience of working with pupils with a range of additional needs including but not limited to: Autism, Attachment Disorder, ADHD, anger management issues
  • Have a current awareness of the SEND agenda, this is essential
  • Have evidence of consistently good practice that demonstrates impact, when providing quality SEND support
  • Have the highest expectations for all children, ensuring outstanding progress.
  • Demonstrate high expectations of learning, achievement & behaviour
  • Be able to motivate, challenge and enthuse our children
  • Show excellent communication and inter-personal skills to lead a team effectively
  • Inspire and engage all children creatively in the learning process.
  • Be committed to developing our team and maintaining effective relationships within the parish and wider school community.
  • Participate fully in the curricular, extra-curricular and religious life of our school.
  • Aspire to excel professionally.

What the school offers its staff

  • Happy, caring, confident, motivated children who love coming to school every day to learn.
  • A hardworking team of dedicated, positive and very supportive staff
  • A supportive community which has strong links with parents and Parish
  • A proactive approach to your Professional Development
  • An active and supportive Governing Body
  • Excellent opportunities for growth into leadership.
  • Mentoring support and coaching from our experienced leaders.
  • Thorough and supportive induction process
  • 3x days per week teaching in class full time as class teacher. 2x days per week for SEND Leadership and management (this includes PPA)
  • Flexible working approach to PPA off-site.
  • Commitment to staff well-being and workload

Further details about the role

Our children want someone who:

  • Is kind and understanding
  • Is firm but fair
  • Delivers fun lessons and exciting learning
  • Will follow our Gospel virtues
  • Who is committed to our school and will live and breathe our mission statement.
  • Is smiley and happy
  • Can help them to bring out the best in themselves

Commitment to safeguarding

Our Lady and St Kenelm is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and therefore the post is subject to an enhanced DBS statement.
We also conduct online searches for all posts in line with guidance from KCSIE 2023. Online searches are not part of the shortlisting process itself and candidates will have a chance to address any issues of concern that come up during the search at interview.
All references are followed up using a pre-interview safeguarding enquiry form if called to interview and if appointed a more thorough reference will be sought.

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About Our Lady and St Kenelm RC School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
201 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01384 816880

We are a much sought after, small one-form entry Catholic primary school in Halesowen.
We have strong links to the parish of Our Lady and St Kenelm as well as our sister church, Our Lady of Lourdes, Old Hill.
We are a dynamic, innovative staff who put the children at the heart of every decision we make. We work strongly as a team and excel in developing leaders at all levels.

Arranging a visit to Our Lady and St Kenelm RC School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email info@our-lady.dudley.sch.uk.

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