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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    28 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2a

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you a passionate and dedicated teacher with experience in special educational needs? Do you have a strong understanding of the Code of Practice and a commitment to providing the best possible support for pupils with SEN? If so, we want you to join our team as our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDco).

An opportunity has arisen to lead SEND across our Outstanding School. We are looking for a highly qualified, motivated and enthusiastic SENDCo to take over the reins.

We are happy to work with the right candidate to work out the logistics of how this role might look e.g. class teacher commitment and release days for the SENDco role

We believe our SENDco is a key pivot within our staff body – highly visible and essential to the quality of teaching and learning in our school.

The ideal candidate will have/be :

  • A practicing Catholic or someone who will strongly support the Catholic ethos of the school

  • A teaching qualification and experience teaching pupils with SEN

  • Strong knowledge of SEN and the Code of Practice

  • Experience in developing and implementing individual education plans

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively liaise with pupils, parents, staff and external agencies.

  • Strong organisational and administrative skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable

  • A commitment to ongoing professional development in the field of SEND

  • Strong management skills and the ability to inspire and motivate others

  • Strong understanding of child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures.

  • If you meet the above requirements and are ready to take on a new challenge, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. We offer a competitive salary, as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • A positive caring ethos based upon the values of the Catholic faith

  • Well motivated happy children who love to come to school and are excited about their learning

  • An exciting opportunity of collaborative working as part of a forward-thinking Multi Academy that provides opportunities to support and develop your continuing professional development

  • A committed and supportive environment where you will be encouraged to develop your professional career and assist you to acquire the SENCO Award Qaulification should you not have it.

  • The opportunity of being part of a hardworking, professional and fun team

  • Strong parish links and supportive parents, Local Governing Board and Senior Leadership Team Applications welcomed from experienced and newly qualified teachers.

Candidates are actively encouraged to speak to the Principal, Mr O’Hara with any queries related to this post and to arrange a visit to the school prior to submitting an application.

We believe that informal visits to the school prior to applying are essential and will be warmly welcomed.

Further details about the role

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. St John Paul II Multi Academy is an Equal Opportunities employer. The Multi Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and staff and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS check is required for all successful applicants. An online search will be undertaken on all shortlisted candidates. This search does not form part of the shortlisting process and you will have the opportunity to discuss any issues of concern that may arise from this search at the interview. St John Paul II Multi Academy and St Joseph’s is an inclusive employer which seeks to maximise potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion, to deliver the best service for our communities.

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 St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
397 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Email address

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