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Role: SENDCO Plympton St Mary Infants and Old Priory Junior Academy (non-teaching)

Part-time: 0.6 (Possibility of full-time for the right candidate working across the Trust)

Salary: MPS (Possibility of UPS for experienced candidate)

Start Date: January 2020 (negotiable)


We are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher with a specialism in SEND to support pupils across our infant and junior schools. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of pupils with SEND in our school community as we continue to develop our inclusive practice. Working across two sites, you will have a real influence on our provision, supported by our hardworking and committed staff team.


The successful applicant will:

  • Be an outstanding teacher who inspires and motivates staff and pupils
  • Hold the National SENDCO Award or be working towards it
  • Have the drive and ability to secure excellent rates of progress and attainment for all children, no matter their starting point
  • Have energy and vision to work with our talented teaching team across the whole school, ensuring the excellent provision, inclusive practice, and outcomes for children with SEND
  • Have the drive and commitment to identify pupils’ needs and to secure and utilise additional resources for pupils with SEND
  • Have a secure understanding of how to use data to ensure progress
  • Develop a strong partnership with pupils, parents, external agencies and the wider community
  • Be committed to their own professional development
  • Have strong interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Contribute to the wider life of our church school

We can offer you:

  • A dedicated and motivated team of colleagues and governors, committed and passionate about driving the schools forward and improving outcomes for all pupils
  • The opportunity to be a key player in defining the strategic direction of SEND in our schools
  • A happy and harmonious school community, working hard to bring the schools together
  • A great opportunity to make a difference to our children
  • A welcoming, supportive and inclusive school ethos
  • A commitment to high quality continued professional development

An application form and job description are available on the Old Priory Website. Applications should be sent by email to or by post.


Visits to the school are welcome by arrangement. Please contact the school office on 01752 338199 to make an appointment.


Closing Date: Monday 2nd December at 9am
Interviews: Friday 6th December


Plympton St Mary Infants and Old Priory Junior Academy are part of St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust. We are committed to safeguarding children in our care and any successful candidate is subject to a satisfactory DBS check, relevant pre-employment checks, and Disqualification by Association.

Multi Academy Trust : St Christopher's

Place of work: Old Priory Junior Academy, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 1QN

Pupils on roll: 240

Job term: Required to Start January 2020, for a 2 term contract in the first instance

Appointment type: Full time

Closing date: Friday 6th December 9am

Interview date: Thursday 12th December

MPS 1 – 4


Old Priory Junior Academy is seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and inspirational teacher who is passionate about teaching and learning and who can engage and inspire the learning behaviours that will support all children to achieve their best.

Working as part of St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust, this is an exciting opportunity to work as part of an inclusive, caring and supportive team. We can offer a range of professional development opportunities, whatever your career stage, and are looking for teachers that relish a challenge, stand out from the crowd and really want to make a difference.


We offer:

  • A welcoming, nurturing school with a strong ethos and values that underpin all that we do
  • Children who are happy and motivated to learn and a supportive and welcoming staff team
  • An exciting role within our growing organisation with opportunities for future career development within our own school and across our family of 17 schools

The successful candidate will:

  • Be dedicated to raising standards and removing barriers to learning for pupils, with the ability to challenge each pupil from whatever their starting point
  • Have high expectations of themselves and pupils established in a positive, can-do and proactive nature
  • Be committed to developing an engaging and exciting curriculum based on practical and first hand learning experiences, within and beyond the classroom making the most of our school grounds and local learning resources
  • Be reflective and focused on learning, including their own professional development, with a strong pedagogical practice and philosophy that underpins their approach to teaching

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this post.

Applications should be submitted by Friday 6th December at 9am.


A copy of the job description and an application form can be found on the school website at Applications by email to be sent to

Clerk to the Local Governing Body


Role: Clerk to Governors

Based from: Plymouth - We are recruiting for 2 Clerk roles to support the Local Governing Bodies of St Edward’s and Old Priory Primary Schools

Salary: NJC point 8-10 £19,945-20,751 FTE (based on 200 hours per annum, actual salary £2,366 to £2,464)


St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust is a growing family of church and community primary schools across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay Local authorities. The Clerks position to two schools in Plymouth is an exciting opportunity for someone that wants to support the in the administration of a local governing body or to re-join a school environment. These roles provide a great opportunity to become part of our community of excellent c

We are seeking to recruit professional and enthusiastic person who has effective ICT skills, excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, along with initiative and enthusiasm. Supported and trained by the Trust, you will work at the direction of the Headteacher and Chair of Governors, providing support to the governing body based under the Trust’s LGB Handbook. You’ll be given opportunities to seek professional training through Babcock, including a qualification in Professional Clerking. You’ll have relevant experience and transferable skills to provide an efficient and professional service to a Local Governing Body, including minute taking, engagement in the research of government guidance and policy, the formation of agendas, circulation of papers and providing advice and guidance on procedural matters.


We would welcome applications from individuals applying for either or both vacancies. For an application form and further details please see the following website: Please send completed applications to


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and satisfactory references are required for this post.


These are permanent, part-time positions, each 200 hours per annum in total, at a rate of £11.83-12.31 per hour plus holiday pay, to start as soon as possible.


Closing date:     22nd November 2019


Old Priory Junior Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Candidates for vacant posts are expected to share this commitment and all appointments will be subject to appropriate vetting, including a DBS disclosure check.