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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Standard Teaching Hours

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 - UPS3

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity to join us as part of the development of our newly established Autism Resource Base (September 24) within our inclusive King’s Sutton Primary Academy which is an important part of Prime7 Multi Academy Trust. Our values of Ambition, Enjoyment, Resilience, Respect, Inspire, Community and Trust are important to us and are lived to give all our stakeholders a sense of belonging.

Job details

Job title: Resource Base Lead Teacher/Senco & Inclusion

Salary: Main scale M1 – M6/UPS + SEN Allowance

Reporting to: Headteacher

Main purpose

The teacher will:

  • Fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document
  • Meet the expectations set out in the Teachers’ Standards

The Resource Base Lead Teacher/Senco, in collaboration with the Head Teacher, plays a key role in determining the strategic development of the SEND policy and provision in the school, to raise achievement of children with SEND. The leader takes strategic and day to day responsibility for the operation of the Resource Base and when directed the main school provision. The leader also provides related professional guidance to colleagues with the aim of securing high quality teaching for children across the school with a specific link to inclusion. The leader is expected to undertake all the professional duties of a teacher, under the terms and conditions specified in the Teacher’s Pay and Conditions Document and under the reasonable direction of the Head Teacher. In fulfilment of all responsibilities and duties, the leader must show a commitment to the aims, policies and ethos of the schools, and strive to maintain these through personal conduct and effective relationships with staff, children and parents.

  • Line management of staff with support from the Head Teacher.
  • All specifications and duties required for this post can be reviewed at any time and amended with the consultation of the post holder and under the approval of the Head Teacher
  • The Resource Base Lead Teacher/Senco, with the support from the Head Teacher, seeks to develop effective ways of overcoming barriers to learning and sustaining effective teaching through analysis of assessment of children’s needs.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Overseeing the day-to-day operation of the school’s Resource Base.
  • Leading and co-ordinating provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities across the school.
  • Monitoring the quality of teaching and standards of pupils’ achievements, and setting targets for improvement
  • Monitoring progress of objectives and targets for pupils with SEND from teachers’ plans, evaluating the effectiveness of teaching and learning by work analysis and using these analyses to guide future improvements.
  • Collaborating with the wider SLT so that the learning for all children is given equal priority, and available resources are used to maximum effect.
  • Being pro-active to ensure accelerated learning occurs in pupils identified.
  • Liaising with and advising colleagues
  • Overseeing the records of all SEND with support of Resource Base Administrator.
  • Contributing to the in-service training of staff, including that within the wider Trust.
  • Liaising with external agencies including the LA’s support and educational psychology services, health and social services and voluntary bodies.
  • Monitor the effective delivery of all requirements included in each pupil’s EHCP’s.
  • Ensuring all pupils meet their targets and outcomes that have been identified in their EHCP’s.
  • Carrying out the annual review and any mid-term reviews that may be required for pupil’s EHCP’s.
  • Teaching and modelling best practice.
  • To assist the Head Teacher in the leadership and management of the school and in particular the King’s Sutton Resource Base.
  • To take full responsibility for leading and managing accelerated progress for all SEND pupils.
  • To be the lead professional exemplifying Teachers’ Standards and professionalism; to be a role model for colleagues, and to ensure all staff, including Early Career Teachers, are fully supported.
  • To carry out class teaching duties, as required, in accordance with the school’s schemes of work and the National Curriculum.
  • To undertake annual Performance Management for all staff that you are responsible for, setting and agreeing targets linked to the school development plan, setting priorities and holding staff to account with the Head Teacher.
  • To play a role in the improvement plans and self-evaluation process for the areas of responsibility identified.
  • To contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of action plans and other policy developments where appropriate.
  • To assist with the selection and recruitment of new staff where necessary.


The post holder will carry out class teaching duties, as agreed with the Head Teacher, providing a model of excellence for colleagues; this may include providing in-class support for colleagues through demonstration lessons.

The post holder will provide leadership and support for all colleagues with regards to teaching and learning and the curriculum, including:

  • Managing the planning and delivery of the curriculum across the school, including developing schemes of work and medium-term plans
  • Supporting subject leaders in developing their role in relation to raising standards for SEND children.
  • Supporting teams and individuals with short /medium and long-term planning.
  • Organising and delivering training, as needed, to groups of staff to enhance SEND provision.
  • Supporting staff in the use of assessment information to inform teaching and learning.
  • Inducting and supporting ECTs, less experienced staff and/or supply teachers where relevant.
  • Providing in-class support to staff, through demonstration lessons, team teaching, observations and feedback.

The post holder will undertake a lead role across the school, maintaining high standard of pupils’ behaviour and discipline, within the framework of the school policy and supporting other staff as necessary; support the identification of the most effective teaching approaches for pupils with SEND and disseminate those approaches; liaise effectively with parents and carers for all identified pupils, ensuring good relationships between school and home are enhanced and maintained.

The post holder will work with the Head Teacher and staff to develop effective ways of bridging barriers to learning through:

    • Assessment of Needs
    • Monitoring of teaching quality and pupils’ achievements
    • Target setting, including IEP’s
    • Developing a robust recording system for progress
    • Monitoring the delivery and outcome of intervention strategies, updating and enhancing where applicable
    • Establishing, pro-actively, up to date interventions and implementing them consistently throughout EYFS/KS1 and KS2
  • Collect and interpret specialist assessment data to inform practice.
  • Undertake day-to-day co-ordination of provision through close liaison with staff, parents and external agencies.
  • Work with Head Teacher, and other members of the SLT to ensure all pupils’ learning is of equal importance and that there are realistic expectations of pupils.
  • Support teaching across the school effectively so that identified children are making accelerated progress compared to their starting points.

Whole-school organisation, strategy and development

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s values and vision.
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school.
  • Work with others on curriculum and pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes.
  • Provide cover, in the unforeseen circumstance that another teacher is unable to teach.

Health, safety and discipline

  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils.
  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.

Professional development

  • Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures.
  • Take part in further training and development in order to improve own teaching.
  • Where appropriate, take part in the appraisal and professional development of others.


  • Communicate effectively with pupils, parents and carers.

Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals

  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues.

Personal and professional conduct

  • Uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school.
  • Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality.
  • Understand and act within the statutory frameworks setting out their professional duties and responsibilities.

Management of staff and resources

The post holder will assist the Head Teacher in shaping a vision and direction for the school, setting out high expectations, professional conduct, having a clear focus on bridging the gap for identified learners and the promotion of engagement of all members of the local community. To achieve this, they must:

  • Lead the day-to-day administration and organisation of Resource Base provision and SEND across the school, as agreed with the Head Teacher, including taking responsibility for agreed areas, intervention timetables, and deployment of staff.
  • Play a significant role in setting aims and objectives for the Resource Base.
  • Take full responsibility for developing and monitoring policies and practices as laid down in the School Development and Learning plan and in agreement with the Head Teacher, and lead and manage implementation of those policies.
  • Lead by example, inspiring, motivating and influencing staff and pupils, taking a leading role in maintaining the highest standards of teaching, learning and pupil discipline.
  • Provide effective leadership and management, guidance and support, for all staff as agreed with the Head Teacher
  • Make a significant contribution to the school’s Continuing Professional Development programme, including co-ordinating training/leadership programmes, delivering INSET and working with individuals and teams in a variety of professional development activities.
  • Assist the Head Teacher in school self-review and evaluation and in the effective planning and management of school resources in the Resource Base to secure future and immediate improvements for identified children.
  • Maintain an informed view of standards and of the quality of provision across the school for all identified children; achieve this by monitoring pupils’ work, teachers’ planning and the delivery of interventions.
  • Actively promote equality of opportunity by working as part of a Senior Leadership Team in ensuring the school’s curriculum provides the best possible education for all its pupils, considering ethnicity, gender, SEND, EAL, and emotional needs that may affect learning.
  • Carry out leadership and management tasks in accordance with school policy and practice.
  • Provide regular information to the Head Teacher on the evaluation of SEND and RB provision.


The post holder must:

  • Have a sound working knowledge of Child Protection issues and the need for confidentiality and identify to the named Child Protection colleague in school any concerns in respect of individual children.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to Child Protection, Health and Safety and Security, Confidentiality and Data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate named person.
  • Support the protocols and systems that are in place to address the needs of children with or any child in need as defined in the Children’s Act.
  • Ensure Safeguarding Procedures are in place, are understood and are implemented within every phase of the school.
  • Ensure Child Protection procedures and processes are followed throughout the school.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the teacher will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the Headteacher or line manager.

What the school offers its staff

  • A passion for inclusion.
  • Our dedicated professional development programme.
  • A voice in developing yourself professionally.
  • Pupils come to school happy.
  • Leaders and staff support every pupil to reach their full potential.

  • Staff benefit from regular training to develop their expertise.
  • We have a fantastic staff team and a supportive parent/carer community.
  • We offer a high quality, well-resourced and carefully structured provision, within an excellent broad and balanced curriculum. We strive to meet the needs of all children – doing ‘Whatever It Takes’ to help children fulfil their potential.

Commitment to safeguarding

King's Sutton Primary Academy/Prime7 MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, the successful candidate would need to undergo a DBS check and be committed to the safeguarding of children.

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About Kings Sutton Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
130 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01295 811289

Our school is situated on Richmond Street in the heart of King's Sutton, a village of approximately 2,200 people which nestles in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, five miles south of Banbury. We are housed in a late Victorian building consisting of six curriculum classes. We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. Please feel free to contact us with any queries you may have or to arrange a visit.

Arranging a visit to Kings Sutton Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@kspa.prime7.org.uk.

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