This job expired on 27 January 2023

  • Start date details

    April 2023 or sooner

  • Closing date

    27 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

SEND allowance - £4,703 TBC

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a SENCO with experience of working with students with a range of additional needs and a knowledge of SEND provision and support.

The SENCO will be expected to fulfil the responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the STPCD. A small teaching load will be expected for the successful candidate; this can be discussed at interview. Whereas the candidate will need time to fulfil their SENCO duties, we also recognise the importance of having a practising teacher in post.

The SENCO will work closely with the Executive SENCO, who works strategically across the two secondary schools in the Trust, Senior Leadership Team and Pastoral Inclusion Team, who are committed to providing a high-quality curriculum and teaching and learning for all students. The post represents an exciting opportunity to make a significant difference for students at St John Fisher, working in a happy, friendly and positive environment.

You will hold the National SENCO Award or have a willingness to complete the qualification. You will be able to effectively lead and manage the team of Teaching Assistants and work closely with parent/carers and professionals.

We are looking for an outstanding practitioner who has experience supporting students with SEN or a disability to succeed whatever their starting point, whatever their need.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is passionate about making learning effective and enjoyable for all students
  • is forward thinking and outward looking with a clarity of vision
  • is aware of the national and local agendas in SEN
  • has excellent analytical and data skills and the ability to provide challenge and support
  • great interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt
  • can create an environment in which our students feel especially safe, valued and happy
  • a high degree of personal integrity, strong personal drive, and resilience

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer:

  • a committed and friendly team aiming for excellence
  • students who are well behaved, happy and eager to learn
  • a commitment to high quality professional development
  • supportive and encouraging Senior Leadership Team, Academy Council and Trust.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed; please contact Paula Deacon, PA to the Senior Leadership Team to make an appointment.

Further details about the role

Further details and a Teacher CES application form are available via the Trust school website https://www.bishopwheelercatholicacademytrust.org/trust-vacancies

Please email your completed application to recruitment@bwcat.org addressed to Amanda Whelan, Head of HR.

Commitment to safeguarding

St. John Fisher is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
In line with KCSiE 2023, we will carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any matters that are publicly available online, which we might want to explore with you at interview.

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About St John Fisher Catholic Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1398 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to St John Fisher Catholic Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email pdeacon@sjfchs.org.uk.

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