Our school is a member of Ventrus, a group of Devon schools that actively collaborate to improve children's outcomes. As a Trust, Ventrus offers excellent career and development opportunities.
Location: Hemyock Primary School (0.4 FTE) and Sampford Peverell C of E Primary School (0.2 FTE)
Our schools are members of Ventrus, a group of Devon schools that actively collaborate to improve children's outcomes. As a Trust, Ventrus offers excellent career and development opportunities.
This position is ideally required from the start of the summer term 2023; however, we would be prepared to wait longer for the ideal candidate. This position is based at Hemyock Primary School and Sampford Peverell Primary. Consideration would be given to splitting this position in to two posts for the right candidates. If you would like this to be considered, please make it clear in your letter of application.
Hemyock and Sampford Peverell primary schools are both rooted in their village communities and both have a strong culture where children and staff thrive. Visitors often comment on the children’s positive attitude to learning and the welcoming nature of the two schools. Parents are pro-active in their involvement and are very supportive of the schools.
The successful applicant will need to demonstrate:
• strong organisational, leadership and communication skills
• a sound knowledge and understanding of special educational needs policy, practice and provision
• the ability to build strong professional relationships
• the ability to offer advice, support and motivation to children, staff and parents
• the ability to effectively lead and manage the schools' provision for pupils with SEND
• evidence of successful multi agency working
• their ability to deliver the best possible outcomes for all learners
• high aspirations for themselves and a commitment to further development
We would prefer candidates to have the required National Award for SEN Co-ordination; however, we would support candidates working towards this award - whether they have already embarked on their journey or are yet to commence.
In order to support our families, the SENDCo will also have oversight and responsibility for the provision for vulnerable pupils and provide support for pupils displaying social, emotional, mental health and behavioural needs; working in partnership with staff, families/carers, professionals, and pupils in a school context.
Monitoring the support for pupils and staff, and working with families to support pupils’ behaviour and wellbeing is a key part of this role. The SENDCO is required to fulfil the essential elements of the person specification for this role and would be part of the senior leadership team. They would work alongside the Headteachers and be a member of the Senior Leadership Teams. This role is not class-based, but will require the successful applicant to work alongside children and offer in-class support and guidance to teachers and support staff.
The successful applicant will work as part of the Ventrus SEND Best Practice Network and would be joining a highly supportive network of Trust colleagues. If you would like to join a friendly and supportive team, and work with children who are well motivated and want to learn, then we would like to hear from you.
If you would like to discuss the role or visit our schools, please contact us on 01884 820284 (Sampford Peverell Primary School) and 01823 680240 (Hemyock Primary School).
All shortlisted applicants will be subject to an online search.
Ventrus Multi Academy Trust require all applicants to be eligible to work in the UK with no restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship/work visas. You will be required to provide proof of Right to Work at interview stage.
Ventrus is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure is required for this post.
To apply for this role please submit your application online via the following link;
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 8th February 2023.
Interview Date: Will be held on Monday 27th February 2023.
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationMid DevonDevon
- Work Postcode
EX15 3RY and EX16 7BR
- Occupational GroupEducation Support
- Salary Details
MPS - UPS: £28,000 - £43,685 FTE (This will be paid pro-rata to reflect hours and weeks worked) + SEND allowance (pro-rated as per FTE)
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypePart Time
0.6 FTE, 39 weeks per annum
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required