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KS2 Class Teacher and SEND Lead

Our Lady & St Kenelm RC Primary School
Our Lady & St Kenelm Catholic Primary
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Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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‘Bringing out the best in everyone, for the benefit of all,

In the Spirit of Christ’


KS2 Class Teacher and SEND Lead


Are you looking to work in our innovative, exciting and happy school with motivated children and supportive staff?


The Governors of Our Lady and St Kenelm RC School are looking to appoint a KS2 class teacher and SEND Lead who sets an excellent personal example and professional leadership, will ensure that the Catholic ethos, rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church, permeates all aspects of the life of the school.

  • This appointment is with the governors of the school under the terms of the Catholic Education Service contract signed with the governors as employers.  
  • This job description may be amended at any time, following consultation between the Head Teacher and the member of staff. 


Post Required for September 2024

Full Time

Salary dependent on experience

Permanent Position 

Not suitable for ECTs


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a class teacher to join our amazing team to lead SEND from September 2024. This post would suit a dynamic teacher with a secure knowledge of the primary curriculum and experience of leading SEND.
We offer:

  • Happy, caring, confident, motivated children who love coming to school every day to learn.
  • A hardworking team of dedicated, positive and very supportive staff
  • A supportive community which has strong links with parents and Parish
  • A proactive approach to your Professional Development
  • An active and supportive Governing Body
  • Excellent opportunities for growth into leadership.
  • Mentoring support and coaching from our experienced leaders.
  • Weekly dedicated time out of class for SEND Leadership
  • Thorough and supportive induction process
  • Flexible working approach to PPA off-site.
  • Commitment to staff well-being and workload


We are looking for a teacher who will:

  • Be a committed practising Catholic or someone who is willing to be supportive of our Catholic ethos and practices.
  • Ideally someone who has completed their NASENCO qualification or is willing to complete the new statutory NPQ for SEND leads.
  • Have a track record of delivering excellent outcomes for children 
  • Demonstrate exceptional behaviour management skills 
  • Lead and plan activities, delivering inspirational lessons based upon sound curriculum knowledge 
  • Identify and address gaps in children’s learning 
  • Understand the impact of the learning environment upon children and staff and make changes efficiently and effectively 
  • Monitor children’s progress, make accurate observations, assess their achievement, record results and action findings 
  • Have a ‘can do’ mentality with a desire to overcome any challenges that arise 
  • Have experience of working with pupils with a range of additional needs including but not limited to: Autism, Attachment Disorder, ADHD, anger management issues 
  • Have a current awareness of the SEND agenda, this is essential 
  • Have evidence of consistently good practice that demonstrates impact, when providing quality SEND support
  • Have the highest expectations for all children, ensuring outstanding progress.
  • Demonstrate high expectations of learning, achievement & behaviour
  • Be able to motivate, challenge and enthuse our children
  • Show excellent communication and inter-personal skills to lead a team effectively
  • Inspire and engage all children creatively in the learning process.
  • Be committed to developing our team and maintaining effective relationships within the parish and wider school community.
  • Participate fully in the curricular, extra-curricular and religious life of our school.
  • Aspire to excel professionally.


Our children want someone who:


  • Is kind and understanding
  • Is firm but fair
  • Delivers fun lessons and exciting learning
  • Will follow our Gospel virtues
  • Who is committed to our school and will live and breathe our mission statement.
  • Is smiley and happy
  • Can help them to bring out the best in themselves


 Our Lady and St Kenelm is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and therefore the post is subject to an enhanced DBS statement.  


We also conduct online searches for all posts in line with guidance from KCSIE 2023.  Online searches are not part of the shortlisting process itself and candidates will have a chance to address any issues of concern that come up during the search at interview. 

Please ensure you apply using the attached CES application form.

Visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged.
Please ring or email for an appointment: 01384 816880 

Closing date:  Friday 14th June @ 12pm

Lesson observations:  Wednesday 19th June


Interviews for successful candidates:  Monday 24th June

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.  

Effective from September 2022, KCSIE states as part of the shortlisting process schools and colleges should consider carrying out on-line searches, as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This is to determine suitability to work with children and keep them safe. All shortlisted candidates are now subject to an on-line check and if there is anything concerning, then the shortlisted candidate will be asked to comment on it either prior to or at interview.

N.B., We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.

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Attached documents
Application Form - KS2 Teacher & SEND lead.docx
Personal Spec - KS2 Teacher & SEND Lead (2024).doc
Disclosure Form (2).doc
Recruitment Monitoring Form (4).doc
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Disclosure Form (3).doc


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