Class Teacher with SenCo responsibilty

Class Teacher with SenCo responsibility

Salary: UPR £38,690-£41,604 + SEN Allowance

Full-Time, Permanent

Start date: ASAP, Interview date: Monday 14th February 2022

Closing date: Monday 7th February 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced SENCO/Inclusion Manager to be part of the school’s and nursery’s journey, following the promotion of the current post holder. We are looking for an excellent practitioner and leader who is ready to be part of the school’s journey and who will work in partnership with the Leadership team. The Headteacher and governors are seeking an ambitious and inspirational professional with energy, drive and a firm commitment to high standards and achievement for all pupils in all subjects.

This will be a SENCo role with some teaching commitment. The school currently has 22% of SEN pupils on roll.

Highbury Primary School is a thriving two-form entry school, with a personalised, caring, nurturing environment. We are proud to be part of the University of Chichester Multi-Academy Trust. We are committed to inclusive practices, the achievement of high standards and working in close partnership with parents and the community. You would be joining our school at a very exciting part of its development and the successful candidate would play a key part in this. 

The motto of Valued as Individuals, Inspired and Nurtured as Learners permeates our school community.

We are looking for an excellent leader and classroom practitioner who:

  • Is passionate about SEND and has achieved the National Award in Special Educational Needs Co-ordination  (NASENCo)
  • Has had previous experience as a qualified SENCo
  • Is able to effectively lead a team of learning support assistants and manage the provision for pupils with additional needs
  • Has a passion for how children learn and high expectations of all pupils in all subjects
  • Has excellent behaviour management
  • Has the ability to build strong but professional relationships with parents
  • Shares a commitment to working as part of a cohesive team and work effectively with staff
  • Can motivate and challenge children by creating stimulating, vibrant and purposeful lessons and environment
  • Has the experience of being a KS1 and KS2 SENCo or Inclusion Manager
  • Can make a positive contribution to the strategic aims, values and ethos of Highbury Primary School and the University of Chichester Academy Trust
  • Has knowledge of writing reports and EHCPs
  • Demonstrates principles and practice of high quality teaching and learning 
  • Has monitored and evaluated the quality of teaching and learning alongside pupil performance data, identified areas of development and created plans to support improvement
  • Has an excellent knowledge of SEND provision strategies and the ability to coach colleagues in acquiring and using these
  • Has excellent behaviour management skills and the ability to coach colleagues in acquiring and using these
  • Has the ability to challenge, inspire and motivate others, leading by example.

We can offer you:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Enthusiastic, happy children who are motivated and keen to learn
  •  A friendly, hardworking and supportive team of staff
  • A school in which everyone is encouraged to be valued as individuals, inspired and nurtured as learner

Visits to the school are welcomed. To arrange a visit email Sam Tindall at or telephone 02392 375404.

To apply, please download the job profile and application form.  Completed applications can be emailed to Sam Tindall or by post to Highbury Primary School, Dovercourt Road, Portsmouth, PO 2RZ.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevant pre-employment checks.