SENCO Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Northamptonshire

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Newnham Primary SchoolNorthamptonshire

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Start date: 20/04/2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: MPS1-6
Contract term: Permanent

Newnham Primary School and Welton C of E Academy are now recruiting for an experienced SENCO. This is a shared role over two local academies, and could be the ideal next step in your career.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

About the role

To work with the Principal and governing body to ensure continuous improvement in the quality of education; for raising standards; for ensuring equality of opportunity for all; for the development of policies and practices; and for ensuring that resources are efficiently and effectively used to achieve the school’s aims and objectives.

Identification of SEND needs of pupils

Supporting parents understanding of SEND

Supporting school staff to support pupils with SEND in class and as specialist interventions.

Liaising with Educational Psychology Service and targeted specialist support

Application for HNF or EHCP as required

Completing annual reviews with parents

To complement this, the post-holder will be required to carry out such duties as are set out in the current School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions Document set out by David Ross Education Trust.

Part Time – two days per week (0.4 FTE), Permanent position

About our Academy

Newnham Primary Academy is a rural, village primary school of just 100 pupils. Our small size means that each child is valued and treated as an individual with the ability to succeed.  

At Newnham children are the centre of everything we do. In our recent inspection, Ofsted said that children ‘enjoy school and have good attitudes to learning’ and that ‘pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good, and this contributes well to their positive attitudes and good behaviour’.  

Our core aim as a school is to ensure that all children achieve their full personal and academic potential. We provide a learning environment and school ethos in which children can flourish and develop an enthusiasm for learning along with a desire for personal excellence.

Welton CE Academy is a warm and welcoming Church of England primary school in the village of Welton near Daventry. We are a small school where the aptitudes and abilities of every individual child are known and valued. 

Learning is at the heart of all that we do, and we continually strive to excite and motivate our pupils through a rich and inspiring curriculum. We are able to offer a caring, happy and stimulating environment in which all of our pupils can learn, thrive and achieve their full potential. 

As a Church of England academy within the Diocese of Peterborough, we are proud to have a strong, productive and supportive relationship with St Martin’s Church. Our strong Christian ethos and values promote our excellent spiritual, moral and cultural development of our pupils. 

We believe that parental interest and involvement in our school is a vital factor in the educational development of our children. Alongside providing academic excellence and outstanding opportunities, building a strong community encourages our pupils to leave school as well-rounded individuals and valued members of society. 

Salary & Benefits

Teachers MPS 1-6 depending on experience, part time pro-rata applies

Access to Teachers’ Pension Scheme

Who we are looking for

Skills and attributes required by teachers working with pupils with special education needs.

You will need to have, and deploy these skills and attributes:

High expectations of pupils with range of special education needs.

Accept that all pupils are entitled to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum, including the National Curriculum, irrespective of age, gender, disability, race and religion.

Willing to adapt teaching strategies to changing circumstances and in response to new ideas and individual needs of pupils.

Ready to demonstrate best working practices, and to work alongside other teachers to increase their confidence and competence in teaching pupils with severe and/or complex forms of special education needs.

Sensitivity to and professionalism in discussing and reporting individual learning and developmental difficulties.

Willingness to work with parent/carers and pupils to secure partnership in the learning process.

Willingness to work as part of a team within the class group, to support and develop work with Teaching Assistants and volunteers.

Create friendly happy atmosphere where courtesy, self-control and regard for others prevail.

Willing to develop an atmosphere in which children are motivated to learn and where each child feels a valued member of the group.

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Newnham Primary School and Welton C of E Academy are committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.



More about Newnham Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: School Hill, Newnham, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3HG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1327 705053