Primary SENDCo, 0.6fte

at ATLP

Start Date:As soon as possible Contract Type:0.6fte, Permanent
Salary:MPS/UPS, Plus SEN Allowance of £2,270 pa (actual allowance £1,362 pa)Closing Date:
Midday, Monday 6th December 2021
Interview Date:TBC

Primary SENDCo

0.6FTE / Permanent

A vacancy for a Primary SENDCo has arisendue to the growth of our Multi Academy Trust and staff progression. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and outstanding practitioner to join the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership and work in our schools.

Are you dedicated to supporting students with SEND to improve their life chances? This role encompasses the strategic development of Special Educational Needs (SEND) provision and oversight of the day-to-day operation of that policy, with the aim of raising SEND pupil achievement in a number of our primary schools.

Working with a number of allocated primary schools as agreed by Trust needs, the role will involve:

  • Ensuring provision is in place to ensure that progress of pupils with SEND improves, relative to those without SEND, including the identification and dissemination of the most effective teaching approaches/strategies for pupils with SEND
  • Monitoring and reporting progress for pupils with SEND to ensure this is in line with national, school and ATLP expectations, and creating/developing a strategy where the predicted progress shows this may be below target
  • Ensuring that the school carries out its statutory responsibilities regarding all students with a Statement of Special Educational Needs
  • Liaising with staff, parents, carers, external agencies and other stakeholders to co-ordinate their contribution, provide maximum support and ensure continuity of provision

This role will suit a qualified teacher and SENCO with a proven track record of securing improvement for pupils with SEND who has the ability to disseminate and ensure best practice across multiple primary schools, achieving the very best outcomes for our pupils. 

Salary:   MPS/UPS plus SEN Allowance, £2,270 pa, pro rated  (actual allowance £1,362 pa)

Location: The role will include a blend of home- and school-based working to meet the needs of the Trust.  You must have the means and flexibility to be able to travel to schools across our Trust as needs require.

Start Date:    Required as soon as possible

Closing date: Midday, Monday 6th December 2021 



What you’ll need to succeed

  • To share our passion for wanting the very best for our students and schools
  • To be committed to keeping our students safe
  • Be highly motivated and passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people with the natural ability to inspire and motivate
  • Be an outstanding teacher
  • Be emotionally intelligent with the ability to build strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • The ability to develop and motivate others
  • The passion and commitment to work in a face paced, challenging yet always rewarding role


What you’ll get in return

  • Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we invest in your development through training, mentoring and progression opportunities across our schools and Teaching School Hub
  • The opportunity to join our team of leading education experts and propel your career to the next level
  • A competitive salary
  • Competitive pension scheme (Teachers Pension Scheme)
  • 3 Professional Development Days

What you need to do now

To arrange an informal chat about the role, please contact Helen Hastilow on 07519 125263 email helen.hastilow@atlp.org.uk; or Anna Balson on 07801 669775, email anna.balson@atlp.org.uk   

Completed applications should include an application form and a supporting statement no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining how you would establish yourself in this multi-school role to secure the very best outcomes for our pupils with SEND needs.

Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@atlp.org.uk

We continue to adhere to the government’s advice and guidance for education settings, ensuring appropriate risk assessments are in place to allow for safe working practices.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement of the role.

Please note we do not accept CV’s, application will only be considered if received on an ATLP application form.

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS, prohibition check, qualifications (where applicable), medical fitness, identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references which will be sought prior to interview. The ATLP is an equal opportunities employer.

Please find a link to our safeguarding policy which we would encourage you to read prior to applying to work in our organisation https://atlp.org.uk/files/2021/03/ATLP-Overall-Safeguarding-Policy-2020-FINAL-3.pdf