SENDCO with 0.5 Class Teaching responsibility

25 April 2019
School/Academy Services, Teaching in Schools - Primary
Full Time
Arnold Mill Primary School, Cross Street, Nottingham NG5 7AX
Main pay range 4 to Upper pay range 3 plus TLR2

Head Teacher : Mrs J James (Mrs J Oldfield from September 2019)

Roll: 315 and 45 place nursery

Required 30th August 2019

We are looking to appoint an inspiring, enthusiastic and committed SENCO to drive improvement for all children, including those who have special educational needs, more able students or those who fall into a vulnerable group in our school. This full time role will include class based teaching commitments as well as SEND leadership time. You will join a supportive, dedicated staff team and work with children who are keen to learn, well behaved and motivated.

It is expected that the post-holder will have previous SEND experience or will have the National SENDCO Award. They will be able to demonstrate an understanding of all aspects of SEND and the new Code of Practice. They will also have an understanding of the importance of working in close partnership with parents and other professionals, and a strong commitment to removing barriers to learning and building the skills for success for every child. They will provide advice and support to staff in delivering in-class interventions.

Our SENDCO will have a commitment to academic excellence, helping every child succeed. This is an excellent opportunity to join and lead an established team in our friendly and inclusive school. This is a key leadership post and the successful applicant will have a clear vision of how to steer the development of SEND throughout the school.

Essential qualifications:

Qualified Teacher Status 
National SENDCo award and/or experience as a school SENDCo.                                          

If the successful candidate does not have the award currently, school will fund the relevant CPD.

Essential skills and experience:                                                                                        

SENDCo experience 
Familiarity of the SEND Code of Practice and EHC plans.                                                      

Have an understanding of specific strategies to support children with ASC                          

Up to date classroom experience
Experience of working alongside teachers, parents and outside agencies to support children’s learning and progress 
Familiarity with the EHAF process, leading meetings and completing related paperwork 
Be efficient in time management and working to deadlines

This post is suitable for an experienced main scale teacher but it is not suitable for an NQT. 

We are committed to rigorous safeguarding procedures and promoting the welfare of all children; please ensure that there are no gaps in your employment history that are not explained.
If you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.  

Visits are really important for you to get a feel for our school. Deputy Head Teacher and current SENDCO, Jackie Oldfield, would be delighted to discuss the post in detail with you.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us. Application packs are available from: Anita Jackson Office Manager: e-mail:

Closing date: Thursday 25th April 2019 @midday (applications received after this time will not be considered). Short Listing: Friday 26th April 2019.Interviews:  Friday 3rd May 2019



• We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

• All posts in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All posts in schools, unless stated otherwise, are suitable for a job share arrangement.

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