Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    Easter term

  • Closing date

    3 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 February 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS 1 - 6

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job overview

You’ll hold key responsibility for all aspects of leading and managing SEN and wider inclusive provision across the school, including data analysis, supporting planning and implementation of interventions and strategies for SEN pupils alongside the Senior Leadership Team, and monitoring day-to-day operations with regards to the SEN policy and provision.

You’ll also contribute to evaluation and review processes that are in place, providing further guidance to teaching staff with delivering provision to SEN students and modelling successful inclusive strategies to promote high levels of achievement.

Job requirements

  • Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent alongside an Honours degree
  • National Award for SEN coordination, or a willingness to complete it within 3 years of appointment
  • PAPAA (Postgraduate Award in Proficiency in Assessment for Access Arrangements
  • Essential experience within team leadership and implementation of SEN policies
  • A sound knowledge of Child Safeguarding and the SEN code of practice
  • Ability to plan and evaluate interventions, using data analysis skills to review EHCP pupils and inform plans for provision
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills


  • Access arrangements experience
  • Have a thorough understanding of the current edition of the JCQ publication ‘Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments’ and the principles, procedures and accountabilities involved
  • Teaching experience and supporting students with SEN is essential Leadership and management experience in a school setting
  • Experience of working at a whole-school level
  • Involvement in self-evaluation and development planning
  • Be familiar with the Equality Act 2010, helping to identify access arrangements that might assist the student

Skills and knowledge

  • Sound knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years
  • Understanding of what makes ‘quality first’ teaching, and of effective intervention strategies
  • Ability to plan and evaluate interventions
  • Data analysis skills and the ability to use data to inform provision planning Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build effective working relationships
  • Ability to influence and negotiate
  • Good record-keeping skills

Personal Qualities

  • Commitment to getting the best outcomes for students and promoting the ethos and values of the school
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and securing good outcomes for students with SEN or a disability
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times

What the school offers its staff

  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
  • Onsite parking and cycle storage
  • Free access to school fitness suite
  • Family-focused leave
  • Wellbeing Programme
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Food offering before Parents’ Evening
  • Full access to an online CPD package & lots of career development opportunities
  • Staff friendly Admissions Policy

Commitment to safeguarding

Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications from all sections of the community irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or age.

This appointment is subject to verification of the right to work in the UK.

Copies of the following policies relevant to the recruitment process can be found on our website
Safer Recruitment Policy, Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy, Equality Policy (p12)

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About Barnwood Park School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
864 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01452 530389

Barnwood Park is a co-educational 11-16 comprehensive school. This is a very exciting time to be considering joining us as have completed our transition to being a fully mixed, growing and successful comprehensive school. We have gone through a period of steep improvement since 2012 and we won an award from the DfE in 2015 for being one of the most improved schools in the country; we were officially recognised as a Good school by Ofsted in 2019.

Barnwood Park have a committed staff team and a very high staff retention rate. We are looking for someone who will complement our team and support the school in its relentless focus on teaching and learning, seeking to increase the rates of progress and student achievements. We have a comprehensive and exciting CPD programme for all staff, so whether you are an experienced teacher or an ECT, we can offer you plenty of opportunities to develop.
In addition to this, we can also offer you:
• A strong and supportive Leadership Group
• An excellent body of motivated and innovative staff
• A diverse group of hardworking youngsters of all abilities who thrive on caring, challenging and inspiring teaching
• Professional support and development opportunities which will enable you to work creatively and innovatively in order to deliver high quality educational experiences for the students at Barnwood Park.
This post would be very suitable for an ECT, who would receive excellent support from the Department and our Deputy Head who supports all ECTs in school to feel happy, successful and part of the Barnwood Park family.

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