Ref 185681
Grade MPS/UPS + TLR 2.2 £5,024 (pro-rata)
Salary £28000 to £ 43685 
Salary Pro-rata for part-time hours
Term Part Time
Perm / Temp Temporary
Required From 05.06.2023 
Closing Date 9am 27/03/2023
Eastern Avenue , Burnley , Lancashire , BB10 2AT
Tel: 01282 682313
School website:
Roll: 1117
"Sir John Thursby Community College continues to be a good school.  Staff enjoy working at this school.  The pupils that we spoke to told us that they feel safe at school.  They have good relationships with staff and they are well cared for.  Senior leaders are determined to make the school better for pupils and staff."  Ofsted January 2020.

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic SENDCO to work as part of a job share (0.5 Thur & Fri each week & alternate Wed), covering a maternity leave.  You should have or be working towards the SENDCO qualification and be able to show experience of successes within a SEND framework.  You will be supported with mentoring and line management from a member of the Leadership Team.  You will be an outstanding teacher with a proven ability to raise standards and achievement - one who shares our drive and passion to inspire our students with the love of your subject and the motivation to ensure every student achieves their full potential. 

Please see attached advert for main SENDCO responsibilities:

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to contribute to our work and benefit from an excellent environment, where teachers are encouraged to progress their careers with us.  Our state of the art building ensures that our students and staff have the best learning environment in which to achieve.  SJT is a very positive community, with our recent staff survey showing that over 93% of our staff enjoy coming to work and are proud to be part of our school.  At SJT we view the professional development of all staff as a priority and our innovative 'Learn Together' initiative enables all staff to be on our outstanding teacher programme.

The successful candidate will fully embrace our ethos of 'Belong, Believe Achieve' whilst bringing fresh ideas that will build on current strengths and achievements.  In your application please explain how your experiences have prepared you for this role and how you would ensure that all pupils with SEND are supported to achieve their full potential.  

Further details and application form are available from the college website or Lynsey Clayton (on behalf of the Headteacher) as detailed below. 

For application information please:
download from the 'vacancies' section on the college website:, or email, or telephone 01282 682313

Send your completed Application form (on the version supplied with this vacancy) to: 

Closing date: 9am Monday 27th March 2023 / Interviews: week commencing 17th April 2023

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks. 

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

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Desirable Qualifications

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Essential Experience

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Desirable Experience

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Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

Mr Rob Browning, Headteacher

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

Application Forms to be returned to

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