Ref 185634
Grade MPS/ UPS dependent on experience + TLR
Salary £28000 to £ 40625 
Salary Plus TLR
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2023 
Closing Date 17/04/2023
Barrow URC Primary School
Old Row , Barrow , Clitheroe , BB7 9AZ
Tel: 01254 822338
School website:
Roll: 167
Thank you for showing an interest in the position of SENCo at Barrow URC Primary School.

Barrow is a vibrant, happy, and successful United Reformed Church Primary School. We believe that our faith is lived out in all that we do for the children, their families, and every member of our enthusiastic team.

We are a smaller than average primary school situated in the village of Barrow in the beautiful setting of the Ribble Valley. We currently have 167 children across six classes, with the plan to move to seven straight year groups from September 2023. Along with our beautiful extension and growing numbers on roll, we are now in a position to grow our team.  Our children are eager to learn and exceptionally well behaved, with supportive parents. Our experienced Governing Body is closely involved with the school and we all work together as a dedicated team.

Our curriculum is ambitious and bespoke to our school, reflecting our Christian school vision – “Rooted in God’s love, everyone growing together to become the best that we can be”. We are proud of our community, strive to be of service to others and are determined that all members of our school community flourish and achieve their full potential.

We are looking for a dynamic and highly skilled professional, who is inspirational and passionate about providing the best learning opportunities and personal development for all; within a Christian school environment. If you feel that you can join our senior leadership team and help on its journey to achieve excellence, we would be delighted to receive your application.

Alongside the role of SENCO, Candidates will be expected to be confident in teaching in either KS1 or KS2 with the exact year group to be decided upon appointment . All our teachers have developed skills as subject leaders and candidates will want to specify their own subject strength.

If you share our vision, enthusiasm and believe that you have the necessary skills to join our team then we encourage you to come and see our school for yourself. Should you wish to visit school please call the school office on 01254 822338 to make arrangements.

Rehabilitation The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

More Information can be found at
Essential Qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Evidence of recent and relevant training applicable to post

National Award for SEN Co-ordination, or a willingness to complete it within 3 years of appointed Qualified Teacher Status


Desirable Qualifications

Degree in national curriculum subject or Bachelor of Education.

Essential Experience

Teaching experience in EYFS, Ks1 or Ks2 

Desirable Experience

Experience in the roll of SENCo

Experience in leading a subject 

Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

Mrs Nicola McArdle - Headteacher

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

The Headteacher c/o the School. Application Forms to be return to The Headteacher c/o the School

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