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  • Start date details

    January 2024 (April for the right candidate)

  • Closing date

    25 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 October 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


SENCO job summary

‘Your exciting curriculum develops pupils' learning and deepens their understanding of the world around them, while exemplifying the school's

core values. They are engaged and enthusiastic about their learning; they do not give up easily,

have a love of learning and value their time at The Meads.’  (Ofsted 2018)  

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, committed, inspirational SENCO to join us on our continuing journey towards excellence. This position is available for a January start; however, this is a flexible start date depending on the right candidate, and is a full-time, non-class based position.

You will help to develop an inspiring vision using the SEND Framework and Code of Practice to support children with SEND to make outstanding progress. In addition, you will have successfully undertaken or be prepared to undertake the SENCO national accreditation. With a proven ability to lead, develop and inspire a team not only will you have excellent communication and motivation skills but also the ability to create conditions for sustained improvement.

If you are a SENCO Teacher who is relentless in the pursuit of improving standards and who has extensive experience of working with young people with SEND then we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for a teacher who:

  • has a positive attitude, energy and commitment
  • has excellent leadership, management, interpersonal and communication skills
  • has in-depth knowledge of current SEND initiatives within the primary sector and demonstrate a clear vision of excellence in primary education
  • is highly organised, motivational and flexible with the ability to inspire, and challenge children and colleagues
  • has high expectations of yourself, the children and of all adults
  • has ability to use your initiative and respond effectively to future challenges
  • has the drive, energy and skills required to provide engaging and motivating learning for children

We can offer you:

  • A strong ethos based on our shared values and high expectations and challenge
  • A supportive and forward-thinking leadership team
  • Enthusiastic, diverse, well behaved and highly motivated children
  • Positive and supportive staff colleagues
  • A commitment to your professional development
  • Access to a substantial Employee Assistance Package
  • Compassionate Leadership with a focus on staff wellbeing

This position is not suitable for ECTs

The Meads is a happy, fun and exciting place to work – we are looking for the best people possible, so you will need to be highly motivated, committed, energetic, with good qualifications; this could be an ideal position for someone to develop their specialist knowledge, or someone looking for a change.

Visits to the school are very welcome and highly encouraged; Please call our School Business Manager, Miss Ansell, on 01582 490905 or email finance@themeads.primaryluton.co.uk to arrange a visit.

In the meantime, check out our Facebook page and visit our website – www.meads.luton.sch.uk – to see our work and find out more about us.

You will be notified, via My New Term, as soon as possible after, if you have been shortlisted for the post .

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.

Please note that if you are shortlisted for this role, or an alternative role, an online name search will be undertaken, as per Keeping Children Safe in Education.  The purpose of thesearch is to help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school might want to explore with you at interview.  Further information on how online searches will be undertaken can be found in our schools Recruitment and Selection Policy

Applicants from ethnic minorities are very welcome.

CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Commitment to safeguarding

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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About The Meads Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
536 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

We are a large primary school with approximately 520 pupils on roll at the moment and with a capacity for 630 pupils in the future.

The Meads Primary School is a friendly, Values-based School, situated in the Limbury Mead area of the vibrant and diverse town of Luton, with a strong, nurturing ethos. Rated ‘good’ in all areas by OFSTED in 2018, we have been awarded several accolades over the years, including Quality Lead Status for our work in raising the achievement and aspiration of all pupils by Achievement for All, and the prestigious Values Education Mark, recognising the excellent work of the school in promoting and engendering positive values in our children and across our curriculum. Most recently we achieved a Gold rating from Modeshift stars for our work in promoting sustainable travel to and from school and have been accredited with the Primary Science Quality Mark for our work in developing science across the school. We encourage children and staff to develop a ‘growth mindset’ when it comes to their potential to ‘build their brains’ and be the best they can be.

Our school ethos is positive, friendly and welcoming with the aim of providing a fun, safe and nurturing environment in which pupils are valued and want to participate, and children enjoy their time with us. Our core values of kindness, resilience, respect, responsibility and joy reflect our school and the children who come here.

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