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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time, term time: Part Time (0.6FTE) Working days - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Range £30,000 - £46,525

Pay scale


Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Essential Criteria:

Education and Qualifications

  • Qualified teacher status
  • National Award for SEN Co-ordination, or a willingness to complete it within 3 years of appointment
  • Evidence of recent professional development in the area of Special Educational Needs

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information effectively in writing and orally
  • Ability to make sound judgements and decisions
  • Effective time management and organisational skills including the ability to manage a caseload
  • Ability to appropriately support and challenge school leaders and professionals in education and other organisations
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both as a team member and alone
  • Ability to understand, interpret and use data to inform planning and action

Experience and Knowledge

  • Teaching experience (min 5 years)
  • Substantial and successful experience of working with children with special educational needs at Primary age
  • A thorough knowledge of the barriers to learning that pupils with special educational needs may experience and an understanding of effective teaching and learning strategies
  • Experience and confidence in assessing and teaching children and young people with difficulties in the areas of communication and learning difficulties
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience and confidence in advising others on strategies to meet the needs of children with a range of SEND.
  • Ability to plan and deliver training
  • Knowledge of schools’ responsibilities in relation to pupils with SEND
  • Knowledge of current legislation and guidance, national and local, in the field of SEND
  • 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

Other Requirements

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

What the school offers its staff

  • a positive and innovative learning culture supported by pupils, staff, parents and governors;
  • enthusiastic pupils who enjoy learning and engage positively in all aspects of school life;
  • a collaborative and supportive attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity;
  • a Senior Leadership team who is committed to promoting the best environment and outcomes for staff and pupils;
  • opportunities for CPD and progression as part of a Multi Academy Trust
  • Teacher Pension;
  • Cycle to Work scheme.

Further details about the role

  • To improve the lives and outcomes of our pupils with SEND
  • Lead the drive for the highest quality Teaching and Learning for pupils with SEND needs
  • To enable access to a broad curriculum and full range of opportunities for children with SEND
  • Attend SLT on a monthly / half termly basis to ensure that SEND pupils are represented and championed across school leadership, supporting the further development provision for this group of learners
  • Take part in cross-Trust working groups to further develop best practice for teaching and support of pupils with SEND, positively impacting on outcomes for these pupils across all schools in the Trust
  • To champion pupils with SEND at every opportunity ensuring that they enjoy outstanding provision and access across the entire school curriculum
  • To raise performance outcomes, engagement and attendance of SEND pupils
  • To be accountable for the academic progress of SEND pupils
  • To ensure that the gap between SEND pupils and their non-SEND peers closes, in terms of academic performance
  • To relentlessly promote awareness and understanding of our SEND pupils
  • To develop and enhance the teaching practice of others through increasing awareness of specific strategies that work effectively for individual pupils
  • To conduct regular learning walks to monitor the effective deployment of teaching strategies for SEND pupils
  • To liaise with and utilise the skills of our external specialists to promote the most effective teaching strategies and ensure the effective implementation of these strategies in all classrooms
  • To promote aspiration and ambition in our pupils and parents of our SEND cohort
  • To promote the well-being of our SEND pupils
  • To liaise with the Deputy Headteacher to ensure that external agencies are effectively deployed to support pupils in this cohort to overcome barriers to learning
  • To work with the Deputy Headteacher to account for the impact of financial investment in this cohort of pupils
  • To ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for pupils studying in the department, in accordance with the aims of the school and the curricular policies determined by the Governing Body and the Headteacher.
  • To be accountable for managing and developing the Learning Support Department

To effectively manage and deploy support staff, financial and physical resources within the department, to support the designated curriculum portfolio

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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 Coppice Academy

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
Up to 260 pupils
Age range
7 to 11

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