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  • Start date details

    September 2023 (or earlier for the right candidate)

  • Closing date

    23 April 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent
  • Hold a relevant SENCO qualification (or demonstrate a willingness to undertake the NASENCO qualification whilst in post) or have significant previous experience of a lead SENCO role.
  • Be Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead for child protection and safeguarding.
  • Ensure the best possible outcomes, academically, socially and emotionally, for children and young people with SEND and the disadvantaged.
  • Support the staff to be continually reflective and able to identify and respond to pupils with SEND
  • Have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills

What the school offers its staff

  • Friendly and enthusiastic children who have a love of learning at our school
  • An inclusive environment where every child is known and matters
  • A dedicated, talented and supportive staff team
  • A strong ethos of high expectations and challenge for the whole community
  • Access to a range of high quality training to supplement knowledge you already have

Further details about the role

We are looking for a candidate who is

  • A strong leader and committed to providing the highest standards of provision for SEND pupils.
  • Experienced in rigorous tracking and monitoring of children’s progress and working within the SEND Code of Practice.
  • An excellent communicator, with a strong commitment to working in partnership and developing good relationships with parents, governors, local authorities, external agencies and the community.
  • Experience in co-ordinating Annual Reviews and reviews of EHCPs where appropriate and attend / chair when necessary.
  • Experienced in managing and leading a committed team of enthusiastic Teaching Assistants
  • Committed to developing their own specialist knowledge and has an excellent understanding of how children learn
  • Passionate about promoting inclusion across the school to raise aspiration and achievement
  • Flexible in their work ethic and willing to commit to be engaged in school life to the full. A team player.

  • Have clear knowledge and experience in all issues relating to the safeguarding of children

Commitment to safeguarding

Paulton Junior School is committed to safeguarding our pupils and staff. Any employment offer will be subject to rigorous pre-employment checks including a disclosure and barring service check (DBS), medical checks, references, ID checks, qualification checks, prohibition from teaching checks etc.

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About Paulton Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
277 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
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Paulton Junior School is a large junior school located in the village of Paulton (between Bath and Bristol) with 270 pupils on roll with a capacity to increase to 360. Our school is strongly committed to enabling each child access to a broad, enriched education of the highest quality. All staff make a valuable contribution to the school’s development and, therefore, to the progress of all pupils.

The following post offers an opportunity to be part of a supportive, caring and committed school community who have high expectations of themselves and each other, and who have children at the centre of their philosophy.

Arranging a visit to Paulton Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email paulton_jun@bathnes.gov.uk.

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