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Battlebridge Lane, Merstham, Surrey, RH1 3LH
Lime Tree Primary School
Part Time
FTE: £43,356 - £47,737 Pro Rata: £21,678 - £23,868
1st April 2021
Start Date
1st September 2021
20th April 2021 12:05 PM
Contract Term
Job ID
Job Reference
Start date
1st September 2021
  • Contract type: Temporary
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1143165

A fantastic opportunity as a temporary SENCO within our modern, purpose built primary school

Be part of our creative and passionate team as we develop the next step on our journey, and Grow, Learn and Flourish within GLF Schools.

Your opportunity

Lime Tree Primary School is looking for a temporary part time SENCO with a passion for Primary Education. This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside the dedicated Senior Leadership team at Lime Tree Primary within GLF schools, continuing to develop an exciting learning environment in collaboration with colleagues, as part of a dynamic and growing multi academy trust.

We are looking for candidates who will work well as part of a team, as well as being self-motivated and able to work independently. Candidates who have experience within Inclusion and / or SENCO are required in order to be considered.

This is a temporary part time position to cover maternity leave, starting in September 2021. We have some flexibility on hours and days of work but require someone to work 16.75 hours per week (2.5 days).

About Lime Tree Primary School

This is an exciting opportunity as an Assistant Headteacher to join our Ofsted rated 'Good' Primary School

Lime Tree Primary school opened in September 2013 and, since opening, we have a lot of achievements to celebrate.

The children, staff, parents and governors have all embraced the mission statement that is summarised in the strap line ‘Learning Together to Achieve Success’.

We are located in a purpose built school in Merstham where the blank page that we started with is now taking shape, with our ethos and values underpinning our day to day organisation as well as the overall strategic direction that the school is taking to move forward and grow year on year.

As an academy within GLF Schools, we benefit from sharing outstanding resources, and support in every aspect of school life from learning and teaching to staffing and educational expertise.

What we are looking for

• Experience as a SENCO or Inclusion leadership

• Strategic planning, development and implementation of SEN within school

• Ability to plan for a range of needs

• Excellent people skills

• Good understanding of planning assessment techniques

Why work at Lime Tree Primary School

• A supportive and approachable senior management team within the school and Academy Trust

• An expanding network of Nurseries and Schools.

• Ongoing opportunities to grow and develop, through various CPD opportunities

• Job satisfaction.

• The opportunity to work in an expanding and developing Educational Trust, GLF.

Thrive in a career at GLF Schools

GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff.

Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:

  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Wellbeing
  • Career Pathways and Talent Management
  • Staff Benefits
  • Community and Collaboration
  • Valued Worker Scheme

The Details

Hours: Part Time, 2.5 days / 16.75 hours per week, (days and times can be agreed upon)

Salary: L1 - L5 LPR, £43,356 - £47,737 FTE, £21,678 - £23,868 Pro rata

Closing date for applications – 20th April 2021 midday

Interview date – W/C 26th April 2021


We positively encourage informal visits and look forward to showing you around our school. To arrange an appointment, please contact the school directly.


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. 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 to 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.

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