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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational SENCO for September 2024. This is an exciting opportunity to join our committed and supportive school community and will be suitable for applicants who have a passion for ensuring all children with SEN make good progress. The role includes:

  • working with the headteacher and governors to determine the strategic development of the special educational needs (SEN) Policy and provision for our school
  • being able to implement the SEND Policy and coordinating any special provision for individual pupils with SEN, including those with education, health and care (EHC) plans
  • advising and working with staff on SEN strategy and provision
  • working closely with staff, parents and local agencies
  • using previous SEN experience (and either holds or is currently working towards the National Award for SEN co-ordination)
  • contributing to the wider life of the school

Role purpose:

This includes:

  • identifying pupils with SEN and co-ordinating provision that meets those needs
  • monitoring the effectiveness of any SEN provision for pupils
  • making sure the school keeps up-to-date records of all pupils with SEN
  • liaising with the relevant designated teacher where a looked-after pupil has SEN
  • securing relevant services (e.g. provided by the local authority (LA)) for pupils with SEN
  • promoting the inclusion of pupils with SEN within the school (e.g. in terms of access to the curriculum, extra-curricular activities etc.)
  • training teachers on differentiated teaching methods for pupils with SEN
  • recruiting and training SEN Learning Support Assistants
  • advising on the graduated approach to providing SEN support
  • liaising with parents of pupils with SEN, including working with parents where an SEN need has been identified
  • liaising with key stage one providers, other schools, educational psychologists, health and social care professionals, and independent or voluntary bodies
  • being a key point of contact for external agencies, including the LA and its support services
  • working with potential next providers of education to provide information to pupils and their parents about their options and to plan a smooth transition
  • working with professionals providing independent support to families to ensure that pupils with SEN receive appropriate support and high-quality teaching

passing on any relevant information if a pupil transfers to another school

What the school offers its staff

We will offer you:

  • a friendly motivated and supportive working environment. Our SEN Team includes our Headteacher, Assistant and Deputy Headteachers, SENCO Assistant and Inclusion Manager (as well as our SENCO)
  • good professional development
  • the opportunity to make a difference

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 Church Crookham Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
581 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
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Church Crookham Junior School is a five-form entry school where 'Achievement by All' lives at the heart of all we do. The five core values of kindness, respect, imagining, resilience and reflection permeate the curriculum. Classrooms are hives of learning and there is a supportive caring culture.

Arranging a visit to Church Crookham Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email j.bickerstaff@crookham-jun.hants.sch.uk.

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