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Chalklands Cluster
Caterham, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
Negotiable depending on experience
Start Date
1st September 2024
16th May 2024 08:35 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1422156

We are seeking to appoint a committed, energetic and enthusiastic Teacher to join our hard working and dedicated staff in the role of Special Education Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCO).

Your opportunity

This role can be tailored to suit the right candidate, either full time or part time, with the possibility of working across two of our schools (Warlingham Village Primary School and Marden Lodge PRimary School). A full-time candidate may potentially be required to have a class-based role for two days a week.

The successful candidate will be a talented and professional individual who shares our vision of high aspirations, achievement and a passion for learning. They will be prepared to work hard and respond positively to the challenges of day to day school life. They will be innovative and creative and be a strong team player.

About Chalklands

Chalklands is a cluster of 5 primary schools in the local area consisting of Hillcroft Primary School, Marden Lodge Primary School, Warlingham Village Primary School, Whyteleafe Primary School and Chestnut Park Primary School. As a cluster overseen by Regional Director, we have a collaborative approach towards working which means the schools can work closely together to provide an exceptional education experience to the local communities. The schools benefit from being able to share resources and expertise and support each other where needed. It allows for exciting opportunities for career progression across the cluster and gives you the chance to further your professional development.

What we are looking for

• Experience of working in Primary setting

• Be dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated

• Be able to develop positive relationships with young children

• Be able to develop an understanding of the educational, welfare and social needs of the children whom we are supporting

• Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour

• Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team

• Be a confident and clear communicator with parents

• A commitment to raise the achievement of all students of all abilities

• A passion to make a difference

• SENCO qualification desirable but not necessary

Why work in a Chalklands School

• A diverse, inclusive and vibrant community

• An empowering and supportive culture

• Forward thinking leadership teams

• High priority placed on staff wellbeing

• Strong coaching culture of professional development

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

● Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 16,000 pupils

● Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity, and Kindness

● 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England

● We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity

● Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

● Access to our highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme

● Flexible working options

● Generous holiday allowance

● Work life and family friendly policies

● Employee wellbeing initiatives

● Career pathways and talent management

● Access to a staff benefits portal

● Community and collaboration working model

Please read the attached Join Our Community candidate pack for further information.

The Details: Permanent – full time or part time considered for the right candidate

Salary: negotiable depending on experience

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Closing date for applications: 21st May 2024

Interview date: 23rd or 24th May 2024

Contact: If you would like more information about the role, please contact Anna Hallett, Headteacher at Warlingham Village Primary School via the school office.


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve the right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.