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  • The Willows Primary School
  • Downing Close,
  • Ipswich,
  • Suffolk,
  • IP2 9ER

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SENCo 0.6 FTE Required for September 2020


Salary: MPS/UPR + SEND Allowance £2,209 (pro-rota)                                                                            

Location: The Willows Primary School, Ipswich, Suffolk

Contract type: Part-Time               

Contract term: Permanent

Closing Date: 12 noon – Monday 18th May 2020


The Willows Primary School is a unique, exciting place to work on an exciting journey of improvement. We are looking for someone with a passion for inclusion and an interest in special educational needs and disabilities. The successful candidate will hold a SENCo award (or is currently in training) and have a proven track of good outcomes for pupils.


The We are offering this post as 0.6 FTE post, however specific working hours are flexible and can be arranged to fit around the

        applicant’s commitments as long as 19.5 hours per week are covered.


        We require a SENCo who:

  • Has a proven track record of consistently good and outstanding teaching,
  • Has experience of developing and leading provision for a range of SEND pupils.
  • Has a good knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice.
  • Is able to work collaborative with a range of professionals from health and social care.
  • Can establish good working relationships with parents/ carers.
  • Has experience of leading a team and can inspire and motivate others.
  • Is committed to securing the best outcomes for our children and their families.
  • Has good communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Has good organisation skills and ability to prioritise their work.


Our commitment to you…..

  • An increasingly well-resourced school that encourages continuing professional development.
  • Trust in your capabilities and support for you to realise your innovative ideas.
  • A school where you will be able to make a real difference to the lives and outcomes of our children and their families.
  • A warm welcome when you visit.


Applying for the post:

  • To apply for this post, please complete the official application form and return it to school in the post or via email.


Applications need to be received by noon on Monday 18th May 2020.

Interviews are planned to take place via Video conference during week beginning Monday 18th May 2020. We reserve the right to interview strong candidates before the closing date.


Zoom Conference Calls with the Headteacher and Deputy Teacher to discuss the post can be arranged by contacting the Headteacher via email at or my phoning the school office on 01473 683178.


The Willows Primary School is an Orwell Multi Academy Trust Academy and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.