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  • Start date details

    September 2024 or sooner

  • Closing date

    23 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    31 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Full Time/Part Time/Term Time. Part time Minimum of 0.6 FTE for SENDCO role with the opportunity for some teaching for the remainder of the week for a candidate who wishes to work full time.

Contract type


Pay scale

Main and Upper Pay Scale, dependent upon skills and experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity to join a large, inclusive and friendly school dedicated to a broad and balanced curriculum. Following a ‘good’ inspection in March 2022 and the arrival of our new headteacher in January 2023, we are preparing for the next stage of our journey.

We wish to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic teacher to become our new SENDCo. We are seeking a qualified teacher to develop and enhance our work with our SEND and most vulnerable pupils. The appointment will include a minimum three days a week (0.6) being the SEN leader, together with the opportunity for some teaching for the remainder of the week for a candidate who wishes to work full time.

We welcome applications from teachers with the following qualities:

  • Drive and creative flair to support teachers to deliver challenging lessons for SEND learners
  • High expectations of achievement, both inside and outside the classroom
  • Experience of and empathy towards working with SEND children
  • Ambition to be an excellent leader of SEND
  • Ability to communicate effectively with parents, teachers and agencies alike
  • Experience of implementation and monitoring of intervention programmes
  • A commitment to the wider life of the school and embrace opportunities for change

A SEND qualification and experience is desirable, however, the school invites candidates who are willing and keen to undertake training

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • Membership of a committed and proactive leadership team
  • A stimulating and exciting experience, in a well-resourced school
  • Commitment towards your professional development including specific SEN training
  • Friendly and supportive colleagues
  • Pupils who want to learn and whom have impeccable behaviour

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 Whitegrove Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
419 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number

Arranging a visit to Whitegrove Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@whitegroveprimary.co.uk.

School location

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