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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to M6

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance dependent on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • To assist the Headteacher in planning strategically for future developments in the school and implementing the school’s SEND vision and strategy.
  • To assist the Headteacher in monitoring and improving the quality of the curriculum and teaching and learning across the school.
  • To assist the Headteacher in developing and implementing a programme of school self-review.
  • To play a role in the evaluation, co-ordination and implementation of the School Development Plan.
  • To attend Senior Leadership Team meetings and contribute to the work of the team, leading projects where relevant.
  • To play a full and active part in developing the ethos of the school including leading assemblies on a regular basis
  • Alongside the Headteacher and Assistant Headteacher, to take responsibility for dealing with the behaviour of children, including lunchtimes.
  • To promote good staff morale and set an example of professional behaviour for other staff through own conduct while in school.
  • To write and manage timetables and rotas to assist the smooth running of the school day to day.
  • To take on specific tasks related to the day to day administration and organisation of the school as requested by the Headteacher.
  • To teach and support teaching.
  • To take on additional responsibilities that might arise from time to time.


  • To be part of the designated safeguarding team as Designated Safeguarding Lead.
  • To take responsibility for ensuring that all staff understand and follow safeguarding policies.
  • To ensure that all teaching and support staff are fully inducted in and made aware of the school safeguarding procedure including knowing the names of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputies (DSL/DDSL).
  • To be responsible for monitoring that all policies and procedures are followed by all teaching and support staff.


  • To foster good relationships between all members of staff, with parents, the governing body, the local community and outside agencies.
  • To attend Governing Body meetings, committee meetings and other community meetings, as appropriate.

Specific Tasks

  • To hold a strategic overview on SEND
  • To co-ordinate and support the SEND Team
  • To manage and develop programmes of work that support students who have special educational needs and require targeted intervention
  • To maintain, review and adapt SEND tracking and records
  • To monitor and evaluate the work of the team in order to maximise children’s attainment
  • To work with the class teachers and support staff to develop SEN strategies into the curriculum
  • To work with class teachers to ensure supported lessons providing differentiated material for all students
  • To assist staff in the acquisitions and preparation of resources which will facilitate wider inclusion of all students
  • To promote a safe and secure learning environment
  • To co-ordinate liaison with school staff, outside agencies and parents
  • To line manage SEND support staff
  • To attend welfare team and ensure actions are carried through
  • To hold SEND focus groups and listen to the pupil voice and stakeholders
  • To input into governors meetings
  • To identify CPD gaps and provide training for staff where appropriate
  • To liaise with the Headteacher about priorities for the use of resources
  • To ensure provision for students with SEND is effective and appropriate to their needs
  • To liaise with nursery and secondary schools for transfer information
  • To keep up to date with the relevant legislation and policies
  • To support assessment procedures for SEND pupils
  • To work with parents to maintain regular contact to keep them informed of their child’s need and of their progress, and to maintain positive family support and involvement
  • To work with staff, students and parents to devise and implement successful support plan

What the school offers its staff

A warm welcome to Bedford Road Primary Academy, our wonderful, community school based in the heart of Kempston, Bedfordshire.

Bedford Road Primary School has a rich history dating over 150 years and has evolved over the years to reflect the changing diversity and needs of our local community.

The school ethos celebrates every child who joins the school family and is committed to offering an excellent curriculum and learning environment. The school’s aim is to promote a sense of Belief in all our children and families, with the goal of Achieving high expectations in all areas of learning and that as a team – child, family and school we can do this Together.

In addition to our experience and well-qualified teaching staff, we have excellent teaching assistants who work across the school supporting and enhancing children’s learning. All our staff take huge pride in their work and in doing the best job they can to support the children’s education and social development.

We are proud of our school and the improvement journey it is on, the excellent relationships we have with families and friends within our community and of the governors, staff and children who work hard to make our school a happy place where we can learn together. The close cooperation and partnership we form between school and home will enhance and support every child’s development throughout these important primary school years.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Bedford Road Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 420 pupils
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01234 851011

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@bedfordroad.school.

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