Charles Baines Primary School, Baines Road,

Gainsborough, DN21 1TE

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Experienced SENCo - 2 days per week

Maternity Cover Contract

Salary Scale MPS/UPS

Commencing: September 2021

Closing Date: Friday 23rd April 2021 :23:57     

Interviews:  Friday 30th April 2021

The children, headteacher, staff and governors of Charles Baines Community Primary School are seeking to appoint an excellent Special Educational Needs teacher who has passion for working with children. The successful candidate will be a proven and nurturing practitioner who is committed to making a positive impact on the overall education of children with SEN.

This role is for an experienced teacher who understands the tasks and challenges of SEN practice, who can support and guide staff and also work closely with parents and external partners. You will be supporting staff to ensure the quality of lessons meet the needs of all pupils with special educational needs in order to provide an excellent education for all at Charles Baines Community Primary School. In return we can provide you with a happy and enthusiastic staff team who are committed in moving our good school forward. Charles Baines is well-regarded in the local community and is a popular choice for parents.  We received ‘Good’ in October 2019 by OfSTED and have continued to improve.

At Charles Baines Community Primary School we offer a diverse curriculum enriched by hands-on experiences and we benefit from being very well resourced in terms of practical equipment, ICT, Clevertouch screens, online learning materials and a new well-resourced library.

We are seeking a candidate who will have a really positive whole school impact on teaching and learning for children with special educational needs. The successful candidate will be predominantly out of class. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • National Award for SENCOs or working towards this qualification
  • Relevant experience of SENCO role in another school
  • Involvement in school development and evaluation
  • Taken a lead on inclusion or curriculum initiatives that have contributed to raising educational standards
  • Promoted, organised and led staff training and development
  • Knowledge and experience of Special Educational Needs and effective learning for children with barriers to learning
  • Sound knowledge of current educational issues, developments and legislation, including the new SEN Code of Practice
  • The ability to evaluate provision of the school and plan a strategy for its development
  • A clear understanding about school improvement issues
  • The ability to determine priorities and manage time effectively
  • Knowledge of and potential to build positive and effective programmes for staff development in particular developing coaching and mentoring
  • Have an ability to work both as a member of a supportive team and alone
  • Be committed to making a difference to the future of our pupils

Visits to the school are highly recommended.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Cathy Brooks (School Business Manager) on 01427 613812 or email:

Charles Baines are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and operate Enhanced DBS safeguarding procedures in accordance with safeguarding policies. Applicants are advised that they will be required to comply with these procedures as part of any recruitment process.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

When interviews do take place the school will contact you directly.

When interviews are taking place schools will follow all Government and Public Health England Guidelines.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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