SENDCo - Shiphay Learning Academy (Riviera Education Trust)

  • Torbay
  • Part Time
  • £40,124 per annum + £2,872 (pro rata)

Riviera Education Trust is looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational SENDCo. We are looking to appoint for a September 2022 or January 2023 start.

The Riviera Education Trust is a multi-academy trust consisting of three local primary schools. Oldway Primary School, Roselands Primary School and Shiphay Learning Academy we all work together to benefit all of the children in the Trust. Working in partnership with other schools helps to strengthen our provision and provide educational excellence so that every pupil has the best possible learning experience and is prepared for future life.

We are looking for a qualified teacher with experience in the primary phase to be our SENDCo at Shiphay Learning Academy. Shiphay is a fully inclusive school and caters for children with a broad range of needs. 

You will have:
● Previous primary classroom teaching experience essential
● The National SENDCo Qualification – or a willingness to achieve this in the first two years of your appointment
● Excellent communication skills
● Ability to support teachers in developing their practice to meet the varying needs of children with identified SEND

We can offer:
● A Trust SEND Lead to support you in the role and offer strategic guidance
● A happy and supportive staff team
● Access to a regular SEND forum within our Trust
● Access to wider local authority support and networks
● A commitment to your well-being and work-life balance

For further information regarding this post, please contact Kate Lee, Head of School, at Shiphay Learning Academy

The salary will be £32,099, which is UPS 2 and based on 26 hours per week for 52 weeks per year. (Full Time Equivalent £40,124). Alongside this there is a TLR 2 of £2,872 pro rata. 

Please note, in line with our Safer Recruitment policy, references will be requested after shortlisting as part of the selection process.

Riviera Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils. As this post meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and references before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.                       

The application form can be found on the school website: and completed applications should be sent to:

HR Department, Riviera Education Trust,  Oldway Primary School, Higher Polsham Road, Paignton, TQ3 2SY or emailed to   
Please apply by 9am on the closing date. 

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTorbay
  • Work Postcode

    TQ2 7NF

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupTeaching - Primary & Early YearsTeaching - Special & Other

  • Salary Details

    £40,124 per annum + £2,872 (pro rata)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypePart Time
  • Hours

    26 hours per week, 4 days a week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required