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  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Main Scale 3 / UPS 3 + TLR 2

SENDCO - Primary Phase job summary

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, highly organised and excellent SENDCO to join our friendly and supportive Primary Phase, who will drive SEND across the Primary Phase.  The successful candidate will be capable of inspiring pupils through their passion for teaching and learning, and a desire to make a difference to pupil achievement. Due to Washwood Heath Academy being an All through Academy, there is potential to work with colleagues and pupils in Key Stage 3 and 4 to gain further subject specific development gain an understanding and be involved in how pupils develop and progress, and the skills needed on their transition into Key Stage 3. 

Washwood Heath Academy is a relatively new All Through Academy (Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form) in the East of Birmingham. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a newly developed Primary team and contribute to Primary Phase, which seeks to provide a first class education for all of its learners.  In order for all pupils to achieve academic excellence, we deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum, following Rosenshine’s Principles.  We believe that all pupils are entitled to learn about ‘The best, which has been thought and said’ (Matthew Arnold).

Our school is in a central location, with wonderful and enthusiastic pupils, amazing staff who always go the extra mile for their classes. Our friendly, family feel is part of the reason that parents choose Washwood Heath Academy for their children.  We are part of the Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust, which is a family of local schools located within 15 minutes of one another: 4 Primary schools, 2 Secondary schools and 1 All-through school. This will give you the opportunity to grow and develop professionally with a fantastic Academy Trust that is very supportive and collaborative, with a strong sense of community.

To be part of the next stage of the school’s exciting journey, the Academy would like to appoint a successful SENDCO, ensuring they can:

  • Create an environment across the school where SEND children are engaged with all subjects throughout the curriculum.
  • Monitor and evaluate the SEND provision, analysing data and moderation of assessments.
  • Mentor and support colleagues through a solid understanding of the curriculum, SEND provision and excellent pedagogical practices.
  • Contribute towards the vision for the school and its development plan as part of the MLT as the SENDCO.


  • To work in partnership with the Head of Academy and Head of Primary Phase as part of the Middle Leadership Team, in securing high quality SEND teaching and learning across the school. To lead SEND throughout the Primary phase.


  • ·        To fulfil the professional duties as specified in the Teachers Pay and Conditions Document.
  • To lead SEND.


  • Have excellent knowledge on SEND and the provision for SEND children
  • Experience of teaching throughout the Primary phase
  • Experience of Key stage 2 SATs and moderation
  • Understanding of EYFS & KS1 statutory tests linked to English or Maths
  • Good sense of humour
  • Committed and enthusiastic

We can offer you:

  • A welcoming and positive school with children who are respectful and willing to learn.
  • A school that is fully dedicated to developing every child to reach their potential, irrespective of their ability or starting points.
  • A supportive and forward thinking Leadership team, consisting of ‘Leaders that know their school very well’ Ofsted 2020.
  • A supportive and forward thinking Core Team of Directors and Trustees.
  • A dynamic, dedicated and hard-working team of teachers and support staff who want the best for children.
  • Confident, friendly and aspirational children who are respectful to everyone.
  • A commitment to your continued professional growth and wellbeing - including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, access to wellbeing To be a part of the Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust that provides a full suite of benefits and rewards to support wellbeing including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, access to wellbeing advice, cycle to work scheme, contribution to glasses for DSE users
  • On-site parking 
  • A wonderful opportunity to make your mark! 

Visits or Informal conversations are warmly welcomed.

N.B. CVs will not be accepted           

We value our people and are dedicated to making sure that everybody feels empowered to bring their authentic self to work. We have an outstanding opportunity to work at Washwood Heath Academy as a SENDCO Teacher.

We promise to treat all candidates fairly, consistently and with respect throughout the application, assessment, and selection process.

We are also “happy to talk flexible working” subject to the operational requirements of the role.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Washwood Heath Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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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 Washwood Heath Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 18
School size
1745 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18

School location

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