Byker Primary SchoolNewcastle upon Tyne

Who we are

Byker Primary is an exceptional school! In July 2017, Ofsted graded us outstanding in all areas and our report was incredibly positive.

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, we’re a local authority-maintained school with 486 pupils on register; this includes the children who attend as part of our preschool and nursery. We are a diverse school with 22% of our children being on the SEN register, 77% take free school meals and 28% have English as an additional language. The school is diverse, sometimes complex but always inspirational.

Academically, our results, in almost all subjects, are consistently above the national average; while our pupil progress has placed us in the top 10% of schools nationally for the last few years. Our children develop into confident, self-assured learners. Staff work together to ensure that every child is supported and challenged to achieve their very best. The children are proud of their successes and their school; they feel safe and enjoy positive relationships with school staff. Ofsted (2017) reported that our ‘pupils love their learning...they demonstrate exemplary attitudes to learning and to each other and they make exceptional progress, particularly in English and mathematics.’

The role

An inclusive school, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and ambitious SENDCo who will be able to support our school in maintaining the fantastic work that has been done to date but also has the vision to inspire us to achieve more. The SENDCo will ensure that our students special needs are met effectively by coordinating annual reviews, working closely with teaching staff and external agencies, completing reports and applications and overseeing the implementation of resulting strategies. They will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to shape and implement our SEND policy, deploy resources and share knowledge of good practice that will have an impact on our children. 

What we offer

Working as part of a strong collaborative team your work will be exciting and meaningful and you will have the potential to have an effective and positive impact on an individual’s education. You will have regular professional development and training, working alongside a friendly team of staff who will share in your journey.

You will need

The successful candidate will be someone with proven success as a SENDCO; they will be energetic and nurturing; will learn to know and care for our children, while ensuring they thrive in this happy and exciting environment. They will also appreciate our pupils as unique individuals and ensure they are taught by professionals who revel in coming to work each day.

Closing date for application: midday on Wednesday 14th July 2021

Shortlisting: Thursday 15th July 2021

Interview process: Tuesday 20th July 2021

Applications should be emailed to or posted to:

Byker Primary School, Commercial Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2AT

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Byker Primary School

Newcastle upon Tyne

Byker Primary School
Commercial RoadBykerNewcastle upon TyneTyne And WearNE6 2ATUnited Kingdom
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