SENCo (0.7fte – Please note there is no timetabled teaching anticipated for this post), Whitehaven

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St Benedict's Catholic High SchoolWhitehaven

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Start date: October/November 2017
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: SEN Allowance: £2106 (£4158 on completion of Statutory SENCo qualification or if already held) (pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and talented SENCo to join and lead our experienced team of specialist colleagues within the Special Educational Needs department. We want a person who is passionate about supporting students and who is willing to lead and develop the vision, commitment and determination of the SEND Department to ensure the best outcomes for our students. This post includes liaising with a range of external agencies to support the students in our care, and ensuring that all statutory protocols around SEND assessment and funding are followed.

We are currently part of a £33m build for a new school, which is scheduled to open in September 2018, and which is part of a unique co-location with our local Special school. This is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in this exciting new project. We can also offer you:

 Support and development in leadership and management skills

 Comprehensive CPD

 The opportunity to mentor students in a successful Teaching School Alliance

Our school is situated on the Cumbrian coast on the edge of the Lake District National Park and not as remote as you might imagine! It is an easy drive to work along some of the most scenic roads in the UK and living in Cumbria might be just the lifestyle change to suit you and your family.

St Benedict’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. All applicants are subject to the requirements of the Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education guidelines. This will include checks with past employers and the need for the successful applicant to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information, please download an information package and application form from our website at 

Email enquiries to J E Green, PA to the Headteacher, at or tel 01946 692275.

Closing date for applications: 12.00noon on Monday 16 October 2017

Shortlisting will take place on Monday 16 October 2017

Interviews will take place on Thursday 19 October 2017

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More about St Benedict's Catholic High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Red Lonning, Hensingham, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8UG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1946 692275
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