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Special Educational Needs Coordinator (three days per week)

Permanent Contract

Required from January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter

MPS/UPS (commensurate with skills and experience) + TLR2

We are looking for a talented and experienced Special Educational Needs Coordinator for our large and diverse town centre school.  You will be an exceptional educator with a proven track record of improving outcomes for pupils with additional needs, working in partnership with the SLT to improve the quality of teaching, learning and curriculum across the school generally.

You will join a strong and supportive staff team within school that is committed to providing the best possible learning opportunities for all.

The successful candidate will:

·         Be resilient, passionate, forward thinking and ready to inspire a generation of staff and children

·         Have or be working towards the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinator.

·         Be ready to ask difficult questions about accepted wisdom and embrace proven strategies

·         Be innovative and creative

·         Have a proven and demonstrable track record of achieving excellent outcomes for pupils

·         Have a strong grasp of the latest thinking in SEN policy, leadership and practice

·         Have substantial experience of managing and organising a large team of support staff, setting performance management targets etc

·         Be enthusiastic and dedicated to enabling every child to fulfil their potential

·         Be willing to form strong professional relationships with other professionals and parents/carers

In return we can offer you:

  • An Ofsted rated Good school
  • Strong and proven leadership with a focused strategic direction
  • A highly skilled and committed staff with a great team spirit who are dedicated to school improvement
  • Friendly, caring, hardworking pupils who love learning and want to achieve
  • High quality CPD, excellent support mechanisms and opportunities for personal and professional development
  • A well-resourced and stimulating environment
  • Established links with our collaboration schools
  • An opportunity to shape the education for a generation of children

Application packs are available from and returnable to Julie Morris, PA to the Co-Headteachers, Joseph Locke Primary School, Shaw Street, Barnsley, S70 6JL. Email:  Copies of the application pack documents can also be downloaded from our website at

Informal visits are warmly encouraged during the recruitment process.  Please contact Julie Morris on 01226 729910 to make an appointment.  Our Co-Headteachers Judith Brock and Gill Dransfield would love to meet you!

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 11th November 2019

Interviews to be held Wednesday 13th November 2019

For this post you will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Joseph Locke Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.    

We currently have a vacancy for a relief SMSA. If you think you are suitable for this role please complete an application pack.
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