SENDCo, Suffolk

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St Benedict's Catholic SchoolSuffolk
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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £43,034 - £46,430 pa
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to recruit an experienced, passionate and committed teacher to oversee the provision for some of our most vulnerable students. As named SENDCo you will be responsible for cultivating an inclusive approach and have experience working across a school and leading a team. As part of this role on the Leadership pay spine, our SENDCo will oversee the use of Pupil Premium funding, provision for EAL students and literacy and numeracy across the curriculum.

You will have a proven track record in creating and implementing strategies to promote progress for young people with SEND. You will employ a collaborative approach to working with a range of staff, families and external agencies.

We seek someone who is passionate about securing success for all our young people with the support of a strong network of colleagues in school, and a range of dedicated professionals within the wider professional network. We have flexibility within the pay scale to appoint an experienced and qualified SENDCo at the appropriate point within the range and secondment to SLT would also be considered. Applicants who are not yet qualified but commit to taking the qualification within a year are encouraged to apply if they feel that they have the passion, skills and experience to step into this role.

St Benedict’s is a ‘Good’ school (Ofsted, September 2016) with a strong reputation and a supportive local community. Our school is committed to our mission as a Catholic community and seeks to help all our young people to achieve their potential both academically and personally.

We can offer you a positive environment where you will be encouraged to progress further in your career should you wish, supported by a team of staff who are very hardworking and dedicated to the school.

Roll: 815 (including sixth form).

Visits to the school are encouraged, please contact Christine Kennedy on (01284) 775712 to arrange.

Further details and an application form can be found on the school website:

Completed applications should be submitted via email to Christine Kennedy, Business Manager:

Closing date: 9am, 20 May 2019.

Interview dates: w/c 20 May 2019.

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This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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More about St Benedict's Catholic School
Address: Beetons Way, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6RH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1284 753512