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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£40,356.00 - £56,881.00 Annually (Actual) Teachers Pay Scale + TLR2b + SEND Allowance

SENDCo Complex Needs job summary

St Matthew’s Primary School are looking for an additional SENDCo to join their vibrant school from September 2024

As a large and ever growing school, St Matthew’s can offer you a team to work in, whilst also recognising that you will have experience and skills to share with us.


Whilst St Matthew’s is a large primary school, it has a calm, personal and happy atmosphere. We are a big school with small community habits and pride ourselves on everyone’s personal, academic and professional well-being and this is a cornerstone of our ethos. The sense of being in an ambitious, supportive family is often commented on by children, parents, staff and visitors alike.


We are a school that prides itself on our inclusive nature and doing all we can to meet the needs of our ever growing SEND population. This role will involve working alongside our existing SENDCo, with a particular focus on supporting children identified as having complex needs who attend our primary school. Additionally it will include a 0.5 teaching commitment, currently within our complex needs provision. This class has been running for over a year now and provides an inclusive and appropriate curriculum for targeted pupils, focussing on building engagement, communication and independence. It is a well resourced environment with a high adult to child ratio.

From our new SENDCo we would ask you to:

  • Be an exemplary practitioner with experience of implementing strategies that support pupils with a range of additional needs, including those with ASD and social communication difficulties

  • Have ambition and aspiration for all pupils

  • Have an understanding of planning and delivering a personalised curriculum based on pupils individual needs

  • Be committed to supporting all pupils in making progress

  • Show demonstrable impact in your current role

  • Have a working knowledge of the Code of Practice

  • Have completed the NASENCo Award or a willingness to work towards this

  • Understand and believe that the pastoral care of pupils is paramount

  • Be a positive, optimistic and proactive team player

  • Be a qualified teacher


In return we can offer you:

  • A truly child centred, friendly and holistic school

  • An experienced Inclusion Team to work with

  • A strong team and school community built on good relationships amongst all

  • A safe and nurturing environment for our staff as well as our pupils

  • A leadership team who are interested in and dedicated to the professional development of all

  • Well behaved children who want to come to school and who love learning.


As well as:

  • Dedicated specialist teams to support the work of teachers e.g. PE team, Language team, Family team

  • Teaching Assistant support in all year groups

  • Lots of extra-curricular activities and trips for the children

  • Progression pathways

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

  • Comprehensive whole school and individual CPD programme

  • Onsite parking

  • A well-equipped staff room, access to school lunches and a central location with many amenities in very short walking distance


We all know a picture speaks a thousand words, so a visit to St Matthew’s is the only way to understand why you would want to work here. We would love to show you around our happy, energetic and colourful school. Please contact us to arrange a visit to St Matthew’s or give us a call for an informal chat about the role.


Apply now and take a step towards your future career at St Matthew’s!


This role is a permanent full time position.


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 & Barring Service (DBS). CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.


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 & Barring Service (DBS). CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.

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About St Matthew's Primary School

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

St Matthew’s Primary School is a popular, oversubscribed and happy school full of enthusiastic and well behaved children eager to have fun learning. We are a well-resourced and energetic school which is well supported by parents, governors and the wider community.

Alongside our mainstream provision we host a Behaviour Provision on behalf of the Central Area Partnership (CAP), made up of nine schools.This provision supports children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs that can make full time mainstream education difficult for them. The aim of the provision is to provide an environment, pastoral and educational experience that keeps them moving forward in their learning but focuses specifically on their personal, social and emotional development.

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