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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    18 October 2021

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Key stages
Early years, KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months)

Job summary

SENDCo – non class based

Temporary / Maternity Cover
(to start as soon as possible for at least 12 months)

About Varna Community Primary School
At Varna Community Primary School we care about each other and our school. Our pupils, parents, teachers and governors work together to enjoy learning and inspire children to achieve success. We want to provide the best possible education for our pupils and for you to be a part of that learning journey.
We are seeking to appoint a passionate and motivated SENDCo who is committed to providing an exciting and rewarding experience for all our pupils.

As a SENDCo you will lead, monitor and evaluate the development of teaching and learning strategies for pupils with SEND. You will also need to provide staff across the whole school with access to appropriate subject based professional development and lead on raising standards of student attainment and achievement with SEND pupils in all year groups.

You will be responsible for specialist teaching staff and designated learning support assistants and liaise with all staff across school, in order to develop and enhance the teaching practice of others.
You will monitor and support pupil progress, developing strategies to raise standards of pupil attainment and achievement for specific cohorts of SEND pupils. You will also liaise with external agencies, parents and carers and be accountable for overall standards and improving results measured against national benchmarks. You will be required to ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balance and relevant and differentiated curriculum for pupils and be accountable for leading, managing and developing the subject/curriculum areas of the SEND across the school.

We are looking for someone who:
• Has been in a SENDCo role or has worked in a special school or has the experience to be an effective SENDCo in a two form entry school, with children with high end needs
• Has completed the Nasenco qualification (or part way through). For the right candidate the school is open to supporting the completion of this accreditation if this is required
• Will provide strategic leadership and vision for SEND across the school
• Lead and manage SEND in accordance with the published SEND policy and updated 2015 SEND Code of Practice: 0–25 years
• Will be an integral member of the Leadership, Family Support and Safeguarding Team
• Will be proactive in developing and supporting primary links
• Will contribute to the values and beliefs of the school

At Varna Primary School we can offer you:
• Highly motivated and well behaved children who enjoy coming to school.
• A culturally rich and diverse community with supportive and engaged parents.
• Excellent professional development opportunities.
• A strong team of dedicated staff to work alongside.
• A supportive working environment committed to school improvement.
• A warm and pleasant school environment with excellent outdoor space.
• A school with a strong track record for excellent attainment.

Experience working in a similar role is essential. The post is to cover a maternity leave and start as soon as possible (12 to 18 months).

Varna Community Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS), satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Closing date for applications is Monday 1st November 12 noon.

Please return a completed application form for the attention of Karen Livesey - Headteacher to

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
459 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

About Varna Community Primary School

At Varna Community Primary School, we seek to provide the highest standard of education for all pupils in our care. We strive to instill in our pupils an enjoyment and thirst for learning so that they are able to fulfil their potential.

Varna Primary School is an inclusive, caring school where every child matters, we recognise that all children have talents and abilities to celebrate, and a part of our role is to help them discover and develop these. We encourage a strong community spirit, where we show consideration and respect for each other; understand differences, and uphold kind, well-mannered behaviour.

Our school motto of ‘Dream – Believe – Achieve’ embodies our whole school ethos. We want our children to have high aspirations and to believe in themselves. We will ensure that all our children learn effectively, not only so they achieve as well as they can right across the curriculum, but also so they learn about themselves and others. We will do all we can to ensure our pupils are confident, aspirational and empowered to participate successfully at an academic, social and emotional level in a rapidly changing world.

We value the partnership that exists between parents, children, staff and governors and strongly believe that by working together we ensure the children at our school experience the best possible start in life.

School location

Chisholm Street, Manchester, M11 2LE

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