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  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

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Job role

  • Teacher

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Part time

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Full-time equivalent salary

MPS with SEN allowance

Westcliff Primary Academy SENDCo 0.4FTE permanent job summary

The First Federation Trust is looking to appoint a SENDCO based at Westcliff Primary Academy. Our community is looking for a dedicated, motivational and qualified or experienced SENDCo to transform the lives of local children with Special Educational Needs. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will start their role in September 2024.

Westcliff Primary Academy is a large school (NOR 362) located in Dawlish, Devon with a commitment to inclusion for all children. The school has pupils with EHCPs, Pupils on SEND support plans and those whom receive in-school support for additional needs. The school also adds to Devon’s capacity to meet the needs of children with SEND through supporting an eight pupil SEMH Resource. The base supports children with social, emotional and mental health needs who are presenting challenging behaviours. The SENDCo role will be pivotal in leading this area of the school as part of the leadership team, as well as improving outcomes for SEND learners across the whole school. The school currently has an experienced SENDCO; this post has been created to add additional SEN capacity to the school and the successful candidate will be expected to work successfully alongside the current SENDCO.

At Westcliff, we are looking for someone who has high levels of self-organisation, enjoys communications with a wide range of stakeholders and believes in teamwork and collaboration. You will, in turn, work with supportive staff team, be part of the leadership team, and benefit from opportunities to work with other schools across the trust.

Candidates should be passionate about making a difference for SEND pupils in every classroom and across the curriculum. They should be able to work with subject leaders and school leaders in a proactive and innovative way to ensure that every child has the best learning experience.

The First Federation has been at the forefront of primary system change and wishes to continue to push the educational boundaries in order to improve children’s lives.

We can offer you:

We recognise that our staff are our most important asset and as well as offering a collaborative, friendly and supportive environment, we offer a range of benefits that include:

  • CPD opportunities through our collaboration with other SENCOs across the First Federation Trust
  • Support of First Federation Strategic Lead for SEND
  • Tailored professional and career development pathways, coaching and mentoring.
  • Fast-track process to explore new opportunities across the trust family of 21 primary schools.
  • The opportunity to work within a progressive and forward-thinking multi-academy trust.
  • Access to a free and confidential employee health and wellbeing programme, providing physical and mental health support in areas such as physiotherapy, counselling, menopause, etc.
  • A teacher or local government pension scheme.
  • Tax-free cycle-to-work scheme.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an exceptional understanding of teaching in the primary phase
  • Will be a qualified SENDCO or have relevant experience. (You will be supported to undertake and complete the NPQ SEND, if you do not currently hold the NASEN Award).
  • Be motivated to make a difference in children’s lives?
  • Have an excellent understanding of the SEND code of practice
  • Have both an excellent understanding of pupil progress and a willingness to embrace change
  • Be committed to the view that children with SEND needs should aspire to flourish and attain high outcomes.
  • Be open to new approaches to learning and teaching
  • Be an excellent team player
  • Be someone who has high levels of self-organisation, enjoys communications with a wide range of stakeholders and believes in teamwork and collaboration?

How to apply:

Simply click the Apply Now button above and complete your application by Midday on Friday 21st June 2024. Interviews will be held during the week beginning 24th June 2024 TBC.

If you would like further information on the post and / or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Westcliff Primary Academy office 01626 862444 or email admin@westcliff.devon.sch.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post. Our Child Protection policy can be found on the school's website. Safeguarding | Westcliff Primary Academy All shortlisted applicants will be subject to an online search.

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 Westcliff Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
374 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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