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SENCO 0.3 needed for Ashburton Primary School

  • Salary details: TPS/UPS + Senco allowance

  • Job term: Permanent, Part Time

  • Hours: 0.3 FTE

  • Based at: Ashburton Primary School, Whistley Hill, Ashburton. TQ137DW (Roll 187)

  • Location: South Devon, Devon,

  • Organisation: South Dartmoor Academy

  • Division: School Posts

  • Closing date: 2/7//18

    Required for September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.


    Ashburton Primary School is seeking to appoint an experienced SENCO. The successful candidate will be non-class based and will have responsibility for leading, managing, developing and maintaining high-quality SEN provision. This post is 0.3 initially - it is expected that additional hours will become available for 2019-2020 as the budget allows. There will also be opportunities for the post holder to take on teaching cover within the school as and when it arises if desired.


    The successful candidate will have:

  • Absolute commitment to an inclusive education for all children

  • An active, innovative and determined approach to finding ways to enable all children to achieve their very best.

  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to gain and maintain trusting relationships with families in stressful circumstances

  • A good knowledge of the SENCO code of practice and experience of the EHCP process and Early Help services.

  • Ability to engage, enthuse and support staff and pupils with a positive approach.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with other professionals

  • Ability to understand and explain complex information.

  • Experience in supporting SEND children and their families and ideally a knowledge of Thrive.

  • The successful applicant will undertake, or already have, the National Award for SENCOs which is a mandatory part of the role.

We have friendly, supportive, hardworking children and staff and a very supportive local community. We provide a creative and stimulating curriculum, which supports, challenges and inspires children to achieve their best. We are committed to providing an inclusive education for all children.


Since 2011 the School has been an integral part of South Dartmoor Academy – a Multi-Academy Trust of 5 primary schools and 2 secondary schools. This is an excellent opportunity to work within a forward thinking team and in partnership with other SENCOs.


Visits to Ashburton Primary School are recommended and should be arranged by contacting Nicola Dixon, Administrator on 01364 652343 or by email at

Please visit the school website: to download an application form. Alternatively please send a large A4 SAE to the school address.
Please return your completed application form to by 4pm on the closing date

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th July.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.