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  • Job start date

    15 April 2024

  • Closing date

    11 January 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Full time / Permanent

Contract type


Pay scale

M3 – UPS1 £38-219 - £47,592pa (Outer)

Additional allowances

+ SEN Allowance £2,539-£5,009 FTE

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our experienced Head teacher and her supportive senior leadership team are seeking a SENDCo to start in the Summer term. There is the opportunity to start in the Spring term for available candidates. We are ideally looking for applicants who have experience as a school SENDCo, but we are able to support the successful applicant in gaining their SENDCo accreditation. This is an opportunity to form part of the school leadership team and we welcome applications from applicants who already have leadership experience. Our SEND provision is a strength and we can offer you excellent support from both our central Trust Head of SEND, our Deputy Headteacher for Inclusion and our Lead Teaching Assistant with all aspects of SEND support, including administration.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Having day-to-day responsibility for the coordination and record keeping of SEND provision to support individual pupils. This will involve supporting children in class and in small groups if necessary.
  • Advising class teachers on strategies to support pupils, who may or may not have diagnosed SEND, using the graduated approach to providing SEND support.
  • Being involved in decisions about the effective deployment of the school’s delegated budget, support staff and other resources to meet pupils’ needs effectively.
  • Liaising with the parents/carers of pupils in line with the requirements of The Pioneer Academy SEND Policy and the SEND Code of Practice 2015.
  • Working with the Head teacher and senior leaders to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 with regards to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements for assessments

What the school offers its staff

At The Pioneer Academy, we take the wellbeing and mental health of our staff seriously which is why we are committed to regular reviews of staff well-being and reducing staff workload. We have increased our PPA offer this year to up to 5 hours for full time teachers, and regular additional release time scheduled for all subject leaders across the school. We create bespoke career pathways for every member of staff, identifying and growing talent, with outstanding professional development opportunities at every stage of your career. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme with a range of resources to support wellbeing which is available to all employees and their immediate family members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

What we offer you:

  • A friendly, dedicated staff team who believe in teamwork and building positive relationships across the school, the Trust and in the local community.
  • High quality development programme with induction programmes for all new staff.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities, including middle leadership training
  • Annual conferences with keynote speakers.
  • Access to professional coaching.
  • A supportive and collaborative working ethos, including support from the Trust’s Central Executive Team and a range of experts, such as specialists in pupil welfare, SEND and behaviour.
  • Termly year group and subject leader forums to increase collaboration and reduce workload.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme including free counselling.
  • Access to discounted wrap around childcare for staff.
  • Free academy-wide social events throughout the year.

Commitment to safeguarding

Vetting checks, in line with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, will be completed following a provisional offer of appointment. Where applicable, if an applicant with a provisional offer of employment has lived and/or worked outside the UK, they will be required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct.

The Pioneer Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. Our school Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded and read on our website.

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About Woodcote Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
869 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0208 668 3364

Woodcote Primary School is an outstanding 4 form entry school within The Pioneer Academy. Woodcote Primary School is an oversubscribed school is Ofsted graded Outstanding. Our school motto is ‘Inspire, Challenge, Engage’ and is at the heart of everything we do. We value each child as an individual and work hard to foster resilience, creativity, responsibility, self-belief, respect and truthfulness. We pride ourselves on our continual drive to provide exceptional care and education. We have a dedicated and enthusiastic team striving for the best for all children.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@woodcoteprimary.croydon.sch.uk.

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