SENCo & Inclusion Leader (EYFS to KS4) (0.6 P/T to F/T with teaching), Great Budworth, Northwich, Cheshire West and Cheshire

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Cransley SchoolGreat Budworth, Northwich, Cheshire West and Cheshire

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


The Governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational SENCo & Inclusion Leader maintaining the excellent standards of learning and opportunity at Cransley School. 

The successful candidate will understand, value and nurture Cransley School’s inclusive ethos and will build upon the School’s recent success, whilst preserving its culture and mission statement:  Seeking Excellence; Nurturing Relationships and Venturing Beyond.

The successful candidate will carry out the professional duties of a SENCo across the entire school, from EYFS to GCSE, with appropriate age and subject-related support, and should also have completed or plan to enrol and complete the National Award for SEN coordination (NASENCO).

It is envisioned that the role will be a non-teaching post with 0.6 of a working week dedicated to SENCo duties.

The candidate will  be expected to have QTS and be capable to carry out the duties of a classroom teacher, and bringing a wonderful sense engagement, creativity, enjoyment and fun.  As a result the role could be brought to full time status with teaching commitments, depending on the area of specialist subject expertise, which would ideally be English.

Contract: Part-time  permanent, following induction or probationary period.  The role could be extended to full time with the facility and experience to teach KS3 and 4 in English, Geography, History and/or RS.

Salary: Dependent on experience   

The School

Cransley is a leading Independent Day School for boys and girls aged from 4 to 16, set in the idyllic rural estate of Belmont Hall on Warrington Road between Northwich and Stretton, near the beautiful village of Great Budworth.   

We are the school where individuals matter - each and every pupil, every parent, every member of the school community.   

We are the school where pupils are known and nurtured. 

We are the school where pupils seek excellence, nurture relationships and venture beyond what they believe they are capable, in academics, in sport, in music and the arts.

We can do this with small class sizes, excellent relationships, cutting-edge educational technology, and exceptional experienced practitioners with a passion for their subject and the wellbeing of pupils, and we are small enough to do this with lasting and consistent success.

Our GCSE results and KS2 results are amongst the very best of maintained and independent settings.  Furthermore, as an inclusive mainstream school, our value-added score is one of the highest in the country. 

Our offer

  • small class sizes, under 15 at KS1 and 2; under 17 in KS3 and 4.
  • increased holidays, compared to maintained settings. 
  • the independence of a curriculum which suits our children and their futures;
  • a small caring community where individuals (staff, parents and pupils) are at the very core and purpose of the school; 
  • the opportunities to work with experienced and highly respected senior specialist colleagues, sharing expertise;
  • substantial fee remission for children of staff members, if spaces available.
  • a vibrant, happy, studious workplace with a focus on the enjoyment of learning;
  • an excellent school community with delightful children and supportive, engaged parents;
  • a beautiful rural setting;
  • active and supportive body of governors and parents.

Personal Specification 

The ideal candidate would have the following key skills, experience and attributes: 

Qualifications and Experience 

  • A good degree, with QTS. 
  • Evidence of completion or plans to enrol and complete the National Award for SEN coordination (NASENCO)
  • Good understanding, experience and knowledge of current educational issues for the 4-16 age group. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Provide high quality strategic leadership to ensure that all SEND learners across the school make substantial and sustained progress from their different starting points. 
  • Provide strong and effective leadership to and management of the Learning Support Assistants, who contribute to the department, ensuring that high quality, consistent learning takes place. 
  • Give guidance to all teaching staff in order to provide strategies to ensure that pupils with SEND are not disadvantaged in their learning and have the same chances to make progress. 
  • Ensure all information that teaching staff require is clear, up to date and concise.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to listen, consult and discuss;
  • Excellent ICT and Literacy skills, with knowledge of formative assessment educational technology, e.g. Classroom Monitor, 2 Simple Build-a-Profile etc)
  • Experience of delivering synthetic phonics systems, and encouraging a love of reading
  • Knowledge of multi-sensory, problem-solving and investigatory approach to learning in Maths and English
  • Ability to provide and promote an exemplar standard of spoken language
  • Ability to lead and drive innovation in technology across the curriculum, as well as project management skills 
  • Willingness to go above and beyond, seeing the value in extensive extra-curricular opportunities, in sport, music, art and other areas
  • Find extensive enrichment activities for our pupils
  • Highly efficient, with excellent time management skills 
  • Commitment to achieving the highest possible academic standards and personal outcomes across the curriculum. 


  • Natural empathy with the underlying pastoral inclusive ethos of Cransley School; 
  • Excellent judgement and integrity 
  • Impressive personal presence, able to act as an ambassador and advocate for the School 
  • Confident and assured communicator who can build substantial relationship with parents and pupils and colleagues.
  • Strong, dynamic and inspirational 
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Strong leader and team player 
  • Strategic and forward-thinking 
  • Adaptable, collaborative and decisive 
  • Ability to delegate and trust as appropriate 
  • Knowledgeable and approachable, able to relate to pupils, staff, parents and the wider community. 

How to Apply

We hope you may find our wonderful school of interest and see a successful future here at Cransley.  You are welcome to come to visit the School and see its potential.  Please email Mrs Clare Holt or Ms Tracey Totterdell to arrange a visit.

We look forward to your potential application and demonstration of the skills you may be able to bring to our School.

You are asked to submit an application solely through the TES website.  Other applications will not be considered.

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More about Cransley School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 16 years
Address: Belmont Hall, Belmont Lane, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6HN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1606 891747
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