This job expired on 9 October 2023

  • Start date details

    Tuesday 2nd January 2024 or sooner

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 0.8 FTE 4-days a week (or 0.6 FTE 3-days a week would be considered for the successful candidate)

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Pay Scale or Upper Pay Scale

Additional allowances

TLR payment

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is an exceptional teacher with high expectations of children’s attainment and progress.

  • Has substantial experience of working with children with SEND and can help them to achieve academically and personally.

  • Has experience of supporting children with SEND beyond the classroom (e.g. across a phase, Key Stage or as a previous SENDCo).

  • Has a sound knowledge of the SEN code of practice.

  • Preferably holds the SENDCO qualification or is willing to work towards achieving one (we would support the right candidate to undergo a SEND qualification).

  • Has experience in leading and managing staff to develop and implement effective provision for pupils.

  • Is able to inspire and motivate staff to strive for excellence.

  • Can work effectively with all stakeholders, particularly parents.

  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills to support writing statutory assessment requests, learning and support plans etc.

  • Is committed to setting and modelling high standards in all areas of school life.

  • Will champion a sense of pride in our community.

What the school offers its staff

We have a lot to offer the successful candidate, including:

  • A highly experienced assistant SENDCo who supports the role 4 days a week

  • A supportive team of staff with a strong team ethos

  • A network of SENDCos across the Cathedral Schools Trust family of 3 secondary and 6 primary schools and support from the trust’s SEND lead

  • A professional development strategy and offer for SEND

  • A wide range of opportunities for personal professional development

Alongside that, we also offer:

Amazing Children

Headley Park children are happy, positive and well behaved. They are full of potential and eager to learn.

Evidence Informed Practice

We are committed to evidence-informed practice. Leaders make decisions based on what evidence says works.

Great Behaviour

At Headley Park we aim to make it easy for our pupils to behave by teaching them the behaviours we expect. We have a behaviour curriculum that provides staff with a consistent approach to rewards, routines and sanctions across the school, from Nursery to Year 6. Behaviour is fully supported by a responsive SLT.

A strong Curriculum

Our fully sequenced, cumulative curriculum is underpinned by detailed schemes of work and additional resources to support the planning and delivery of excellent lessons.

Instructional Coaching

All our teachers are entitled to fortnightly instructional coaching sessions using the Steplab professional learning platform.

Steplab Hub

We are a Steplab Hub School meaning we help other schools prepare for their instructional coaching journey by sharing our expertise.

Amazing Support Staff

We have a team of highly skilled support staff who work alongside teachers in every year group.

One Team

Members of staff at all levels come together to support each other. We are a friendly and approachable team.

Further details about the role

Questions and visits

Visits to the school to meet the pupils and staff are encouraged. We have various opportunities for you to visit during or after the school day:

Tuesday 19th September 10.15am or 4.00pm

Thursday 21st September 10.15am or 4.00pm

Tuesday 26th September 4.00pm

Thursday 28th September 11.00am or 4.00pm

Tuesday 3rd October 10.15am or 4.00pm

Thursday 5th October 10.15am or 4.00pm

To book a place on one of these tours, please contact the school office via phone or email.

If you are unable to make one of these dates, we will be happy to try to arrange an alternative time for you to visit the school outside of the school day. Please contact the school office to arrange a separate visit.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts at Cathedral Schools Trust are subject to pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, initial and periodic enhanced level checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About Headley Park Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
455 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01179 031 511

Headley Park is a two form entry school with nursery provision at the heart of a supportive and close local community. It prides itself on providing a carefully planned curriculum, a nurturing environment and a community of confident, curious learners. The four Headley Park habits ‘ambitious, responsible, respectful and safe’ are designed to reflect the qualities everyone is expected to demonstrate in order to achieve a harmonious community where all can thrive. The school has built a reputation for providing excellence in sport and physical activity. There are a wide range of sporting opportunities and the school participates in a number of fixtures locally and nationally.

The school is well poised to make further improvements through a well established culture of teamwork and the support of the Cathedral Schools Trust.

Arranging a visit to Headley Park Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@headleypark.bristol.sch.uk.

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