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Job Ref No. ECC2107-150 Position Type: SENCO Pay Range: MPS / UPS
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/05/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: Thursday 9th June 2022  

Job Description

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Job Advertised for September 2022 , will accept start date after October half term for right candidate

Post: SENCO, Full Time with one day teaching responsibility.

Location - Unity Primary Academy, Colchester

Employer - REAch2 Academy Trust

Salary - MPS/UPS plus SEND allowance

Giving Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic SENCo to join our team. We are looking for an ambitious, inspiring professional with the skills, drive and determination to help ensure that all our pupils are able to thrive.

Unity Primary Academy are continually seeking to invest in the futures of our pupils and families. We are embarking on a journey of excellence and have the highest aspirations and expectations of our pupils and families, and we create opportunities to become lifelong learners. Our pupils and staff do exceptionally well with a structured curriculum, aspiring to the highest standards of engagement and progress. Staff are equally equipped and able to fulfil their role in an aspirational environment where all contributions, of all stakeholders are valued throughout. We are a Thrive school which aspires to and successfully provide exceptional, all round care and development.

We can offer you:

  • an opportunity to develop as the school grows
  • excellent support from the headteacher and the wider trust
  • strong links with the community
  • a school committed to staff wellbeing
  • networking opportunities within our Multi Academy Trust, REAch2
  • very clear curriculum expectations and reduced workloads
  • strong behaviour management system that is awarding whole school cohesion and opportunities for pupils to thrive

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is experienced in the role of a Primary SENCO and familiar with SEND processes
  • Take responsibility for SEN/inclusion provision
  • Play a key role in school leadership and management
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to motivate and support staff and pupils
  • Be an exemplary teacher with a one day teaching responsibility
  • Have high expectations of children's achievement and behaviour
  • Be committed to working in close partnership with parents, governors and the wider community.
  • EYFS knowledge is desirable to potentially lead the EYFS Phase and early identification of needs

Visits to the school are recommended and should be made by contacting the School Business Manager.

Closing Date: Tuesday 31st May 2022

Interview Date: Thursday 9th June 2022

Unity Primary Academy reserves the right to offer a post prior to the closing date for an exceptional candidate.

Please complete the application form and send it back to us via email or post to:

Miss Katie Mears, School Business Manager
Unity Primary Academy
Hickory Avenue
Telephone: 01206 864226

Additional Information:

Unity Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check with Child Barred list and satisfactory written references.

Information about the School

Unity Primary Academy is a member of the REAch2 Trust; a national family of primary academies committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. Teachers within REAch2 belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

REAch2 benefits from the involvement of leading educationalists, including our board member Professor John West-Burnham, and strong links to prestigious institutions such as the Institute of Education.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Miss Katie Mears, School Business Manager
Hickory Avenue, COLCHESTER
Essex, CO4 3QJ
Telephone: 01206 864226
Email: manager@unityprimaryacademy.com

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