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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    19 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Pay Range to Upper Pay Range (depending on experience)

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Successful previous teaching experience
  • Experience of working at a whole-school level
  • Successful previous SENDCO experience (desirable)
  • Providing training and support in areas related to SEND (desirable)
  • Experience of working with the Nottinghamshire systems and approaches to SEND (desirable)
  • Sound knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice
  • Understanding of what makes ‘quality first’ teaching, and of effective intervention strategies
  • Knowledge of National Curriculum and Early Years Framework
  • Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies
  • Knowledge of effective behaviour management strategies
  • Ability to adapt teaching to meet the needs of the children
  • Ability to influence and negotiate
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Good record-keeping skills
  • High degree of attention to detail

What the school offers its staff

  • A commitment to people across our partnership, underpinned by our people principles; adaptability, wellness, recognising achievement, employee voice and engagement, professional development and growth, and inclusivity and collaboration.
  • Access to the suite of NPQs, delivered through our very own Teaching School Hub.
  • Access to the National Award for SEN Co-ordination (if you do not already hold this).
  • A commitment to sufficient release time, to support you in your role (initially 2 days release time).
  • Access to extensive, high-quality CPL at every stage of your career, including the opportunity to grow and develop as a leader.
  • The opportunity to progress across the partnership, realising your career ambitions.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme, including access to specialist support and services including counselling, financial support, and legal advice.
  • The opportunity to be part of one of the best schools in the universe.
  • A fantastic working environment, in a team that works together for the benefit of children in our schools.

Further details about the role

We are looking to appoint a dynamic SENDCO to shape our inclusive culture by inspiring and supporting colleagues to break down barriers to enabling every child to reach their potential. You will be passionate about ensuring that children get the highest quality of education, leading by example, modelling high-quality, supportive and engaging teaching for pupils.

You will be joining an exceptional and supportive team of professionals who are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and our mission to make every day count for the children. We will strive to deliver learning experiences to engage and instil a curiosity to find out more. Our goal is to develop individuals who ask why, therefore becoming life-long learners and visionaries, with aspirations ready for the challenges of the future in an ever-changing world. Each of our individual roles has an impact on the future of our children, and so we put them at the heart of the decisions we make and the services we provide.

Your core duties will be:

  • Shaping an inclusive culture where all children thrive.
  • Maintaining the day-to-day operation of the SEND policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual pupils with SEND.
  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND provision meets the needs of all children across the school, whilst modelling this in your own practice.
  • Establishing systems in line with Trust good practices, training and supporting staff and liaising with parents, children and external agencies.
  • Balancing the roles and responsibilities or a SENDCO with those of a class teacher.
  • Ensuring high-quality teaching and learning which promotes great progress for all.
  • Good classroom practitioner with high expectations.
  • Modelling positive behaviour management through effective, positive strategies.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applicants. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
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About Alderman Pounder Infant and Nursery School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 7
Education phase
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School size
235 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 7
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We may seem like a typical school but inside our building, magical things happen. Our team make a tremendous effort to get to know each child to enable them to grow into strong, independent, life-long learners, who live our values and take them with them as they grow older. In our school, children, and their best interest, lie at the centre of everything we do. We are a 2-form entry infant and nursery school who work to make a difference to the children and families in our community. Therefore, our school motto captures this aspiration: Making a difference as we grow together.

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