Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO)

Greet Primary School, Birmingham, West Midlands


Job details

Subject Primary
Working pattern Will consider full-time, part-time
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490 per year (full-time equivalent)
Leadership level Middle Leader

Job description


This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and outstanding teacher with a proven track record of impact on pupils’ achievement. The successful candidate will oversee the day-to-day operation of the school’s provision for pupils with SEND and provide professional guidance for colleagues in order to secure high quality teaching and learning across the whole curriculum.

This is an exciting time to join Greet - a school which has a strong reputation for pupil academic success, innovation and staff development. We offer prospective staff good facilities, high quality CPD, and the opportunity to join an experienced and welcoming team of staff. Our families are supportive and have high aspirations for their children. Our pupils are well behaved and have a very positive attitude to learning.

You will have:
• Qualified Teacher status with at least four years’ experience in the primary sector
• An understanding of working at a whole-school level
• A thorough understanding of what makes quality first teaching and of effective intervention strategies
• A commitment to and confidence in meeting the needs of SEN pupils
• Sound knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice

You will be:
• Skilled in contributing to and implementing strategic direction and operational management
• Willing to undertake the National Award for SEN Co-ordination
• Able to make consistent judgements based on careful analysis of available evidence
• Committed to inclusion and raising the standards for all
• Self-aware, reflective, adaptable and emotionally intelligent
• Able to build effective working relationships

Essential educational requirements


Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher status with at least four years’ experience in the primary sector.

Essential skills and experience

Teaching in at least two of: EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
Liaising on individual pupil matters with staff, pupils, parents/carers, agencies outside the school and other schools.
Assessment of SEND pupils.
Leading CPD.
Knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice.
Knowledge of the EHCP process.
Behaviour management techniques.
Current curriculum and pedagogy research.
Use of assessment data.
Managing change.
Use of ICT to support progress.
Equality and inclusion issues.

Employee benefits

MPR-UPR plus TLR 2.1/2.2 (£2,796/£4,813)

If you are a qualified SENDCO, the appointment is at TLR 2.2.

If you are a teacher with good experience of SEND and a desire to gaining the SENDCO qualification, the appointment is at TLR 2.1, moving to TLR 2.2 on qualification.

Professional development for leadership roles: The school and the Trust are fully committed to supporting staff in their leadership roles. We will encourage all leaders over time to gain professional qualifications.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 918 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Greet Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email m.oboyle@greet.bham.sch.uk

School location

Percy Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 3ND