Cowes Primary School

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COWES PRIMARY SCHOOL, Edinburgh Close, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8HF,

Main scale + SEN allowance (pro rata)

Contact: For further information and an application pack, please contact the school office during term time on 01983 293261 or via email:

Vacancy Reference: CPT0620

Closing Date: 11/07/2022


Tel: 01983 293261,

Email: ,

Headteacher: Stephanie Praetig


Main scale + SEN allowance (pro rata)

Hours: 1 day per week 0.2 FTE, in the first instance, day of week can be flexible
Permanent contract from 1st September 2022


We wish to appoint a SENCo to join our friendly team in September 2022. The successful candidate will ideally have at least 4 years’ experience of working in the primary sector and will have achieved both QTS and National Award for Special Education Coordinators.

In return, we can offer a working environment where everyone is committed to excellence and continuous improvement and the support of a friendly team of staff and Governors.

If you would like the opportunity to join our exciting school, then we look forward to hearing from you. Tours of the school are welcomed.

For further information and an application pack, please contact the school office during term time on 01983 293261 or via email:  

Application forms and further information are also available on our website  under the vacancies section in ‘the useful information tab. Completed applications should be returned to the school.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.



Interviews: w/c Monday 11th July 2022

Closing date: Friday 8th July 2022 at 12pm