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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo)
  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Reference: SVP 1152
  • Published: Fri 07/05/2021, 9:50 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/05/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 25 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,714 - £41,604 per annum + TLR 2a of £2,873
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Westvale School, Melverley Road, Kirkby , Knowsley , L32 0RQ, Merseyside

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo)

Westvale Primary School

“Striving for Excellence, Caring for All”  

Headteacher: Mrs A Afflick

Melverley Road, Kirkby, L32 0RQ

(0151) 477 8470  Fax: (0151) 477 8471

Email: westvale@knowsley.gov.uk    

Website: www.westvaleprimary.co.uk   


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo)


Main Pay Range 1-6 / £25,714 - £36,961 per annum Upper Pay Range 1-3 / £38,690 - £41,604 per nnum + TLR 2a of £2,873  per annum


(Full-time, Permanent)


Required for September 2021


The Governors of Westvale Primary School invite applications from enthusiastic and outstanding teachers who have a clear vision and commitment to learning within our school community.   Westvale Primary is an inclusive and ambitious school.  We are looking for an effective SENDCo to co-ordinate our SEND provision and ensure that every child at Westvale reaches their full potential.   The successful candidate should have (or be prepared to work towards):  

  • Suitable experience as a Qualified Teacher, excellent teaching skills and demonstrates outstanding classroom practice
  • National Award for SEND Co-ordination or be willing to undertake it
  • Experience of working with children with Special Needs
  • Knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice
  • A willingness to keep up to date with national and local policies related to SEND and cascade information to colleagues
  • The ability to lead staff in developing their knowledge and expertise in working with SEND children
  • The ability to support pupils with a range of different abilities and needs – SEND, EAL, G & T
  • The ability to work effectively with the Headteacher and SLT to achieve excellence in an advisory capacity
  • The ability to support staff in providing regular updates on pupil progress through written reports and meetings with parents
  • The ability to support teachers to develop learning programmes for pupils with SEND
  • The ability to support and oversee the work of teaching assistants working with SEND children
  • Good communication skills and an ability to work within a team and enable liaison with a variety of external agencies
  • A commitment to closing the gap in attainment for vulnerable pupils
  • The ability to develop good relationships with children, staff, parents and our local Westvale community.
  • Lots of energy, enthusiasm and a sense of fun.

If you would like to visit the school or a have chat about the role, please contact us on (0151) 477-8470 or email westvale@knowlsey.gov.uk  


Closing date: Friday, 14 May 2021 at Midday                                                

Shortlisting:   Monday, 17 May 2021                                   

Short activity and Interviews: Wednesday, 19 May 2021     

Westvale Primary School is committed to safeguarding, to promoting the welfare of children and adhering to the Equality Act 2010. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. To comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 all prospective employees will be required to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.