St John's Church of England Voluntary Aided First School, Frome, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1QG

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  • Application deadline

    1 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    16 June 2022

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Main Pay Scale 2 – Upper Pay Scale 3 with SEN allowance

SENCO job summary

Required from September 2022 or as soon as possible after.

0.6FTE on a permanent basis

Salary Range: Main Pay Scale 2 – Upper Pay Scale 3 with SEN allowance

Headteacher: Mrs Claire Marsland Age Range 4 – 9 NOR 264 Tel 01373 462251

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We are a Church of England first school in the heart of the busy market town of Frome in Somerset. Frome has been named more than once as the Best Place to Live in the Southwest of England in The Sunday Times annual Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide. Frome boasts a vibrant town centre boasting lots of independent shops and traders and is known for its community spirit and local initiatives such as “The Compassionate Frome” project.

We welcome visits to school from prospective applicants. Please call the school to arrange an appointment.

The Headteacher and Governors of St John’s First School wish to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced teacher to the role of SENCO, who has strong knowledge of supporting children with SEND. We are looking for someone with the passion and drive to lead this important part of our school. This is a non-class based role but the post holder may be required to do some cover teaching. The role holder will be part of the school’s Senior Leadership Team and, as such, will be expected to participate in some leadership duties.

We seek to appoint an outstanding teacher and SENCO who:

Is passionate about children’s wellbeing, especially those who have special educational needs and/or disability;
Is a Qualified Teacher with experience of leading on SEND and who has the National SENCO Award
Has a proven track record of improving learning and progress and is talented at working with pupils with a range of different abilities and needs, eg: CLA, EAL, PP
Has excellent knowledge of the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and lower Key Stage 2 curriculum and SEN Code of Practice;
Has the ability to lead staff in developing their knowledge and expertise in working with SEND children;
Can lead and deliver professional growth for Teaching Assistants who work with SEND children;
Has excellent communication skills and an ability to work within a team;
Works effectively with teachers, parents and external agencies.
In return, we can offer;

A welcoming school community with a strong values-led ethos
Motivated, enthusiastic children who enjoy coming to school and have a love of learning
A commitment to developing an exciting curriculum, which is relevant and engaging to children
A committed and experienced staff team
Opportunities to develop professionally
Supportive and committed governors and parents
A school committed to improvement and embracing change and development into the future
Application packs can be downloaded from the school website ( ) or requested from the school.

St John’s First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates prior to interview. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the successful candidate.

Closing Date: 9am on Friday 1st July 2022

Interviews: Thursday 7th July 2022

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About St John's Church of England Voluntary Aided First School, Frome

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 9
Education phase
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School size
278 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 9

We are a First School (Years R - 4) the town of Frome, in Somerset.

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