This job expired on 11 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    7 February 2022

  • Application deadline

    11 October 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    17 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Term time
3 days per week term time, - some flexibility over the number of days or which days to be worked
Contract type
Fixed term (Maternity cover starting 7th February - some flexibility with start date)
MPS plus TLR2

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint an aspiring or experienced SENCO to cover our amazing SENCO’s forthcoming maternity leave. This is an excellent, non-class based opportunity to develop your passion for SEN in a school which has a great track record for providing the very best support for vulnerable learners. As an incentive, we would like to offer up to £1000 towards the SENCO national award if the successful candidate should not already hold this essential qualification.

Our new SENCO will lead SEN provision across the school ensuring Nova continues to provide the very best education for all.

You will:
 Be an outstanding, qualified teacher, dedicated to inclusion
 Have experience and knowledge across the primary age range
 Have a proven track record of impactful, inspirational middle or senior leadership
 Have the relevant additional qualification to be a successful SENCO or be prepared to commence the award, and an understanding of SEN legislation and best practice
 Be driven to provide the very best learning opportunities for all children, without limits
 Be kind, positive, resilient and deeply committed to providing equity of opportunity to young people
We can offer you;
 A fantastic working environment with your own office space
 The most welcoming, incredible young people you could ask for
 A dedicated team of learning support assistants and learning mentors with a focus on positive inclusion in the school
 A strong, dedicated workforce who are united in their purpose and vision
 A supportive and comprehensive wellbeing offer together with free membership to our School’s Advisory Service, which includes access to free counselling, 24-7 GP phone and video consultations and physiotherapy to name a few
 Free on-site parking
 A professional ethos which encourages new, creative thinking and ambition, but also staff well-being and work/life balance

Additional allowances


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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
311 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
0117 903 0446

About Nova Primary School

Our school is vibrant and has high aspirations for all its stakeholders. We see learning as limitless and this ethos permeates everything we say and do. As well as being spacious and well-resourced, we boast extensive green spaces, including a garden and large pond. Excellent teaching, outdoor learning, trips, an exciting diverse curriculum underpinned by our values of Trust, Friendship, Discovery and Success and ample opportunities for pupil voice constitute our core offer to every child, whatever their needs or abilities.

Please take a look at our website:

Arranging a visit to Nova Primary School

We would strongly encourage all potential applicants to come and visit to get a feel for the school and what we can offer. Please telephone our Office Manager, 0117 903 0446, to book a visit on one of the following days and times:

Thursday 23rd September 1:30pm
Monday 27th September 10:00am
Monday 27th September 4:00pm

School location

Barracks Lane, Bristol, BS11 9NG

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