Veritas Primary Academy
Weston Bank , Stafford, England ST18 0FL
Start Date
April 2024
Main/upper pay scale plus TLR2

About the Role

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to join a school that is passionate about providing every child with the opportunity to succeed? This is a chance to join a school with a really positive atmosphere. It is a great place to work, with a fun, vibrant group of staff who genuinely care about each other and the children they work with. This can either be a full- or part-time position.

Veritas Primary Academy is looking for an enthusiastic, inspirational SENDCo to join our happy and thriving team on a full-time basis.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, dedicated and creative teacher who has a passion for teaching and learning within special needs. Applicants will have to demonstrate that they have excellent classroom practice, the energy and commitment to make a difference and a desire to ensure that all children reach their full potential.

We are looking for an individual who is:
• Able to make learning engaging, inclusive and fun;
• Willing to contribute to the wider life of the school;
• Confident in using a range of resources to make the classroom more engaging;
• Dedicated to on-going professional development.

We can offer:
• The chance to work in an innovative and forward thinking school
• Opportunities for professional development
• Happy and enthusiastic children who enjoy school and want to learn
• A supportive leadership team, that believes in distributive leadership

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to help us to make a difference and continue to move our school forward. Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged.

Background information about the School
Veritas Primary Academy is a school that thinks and dreams big for its pupils. At Veritas Primary Academy our vision is one of aspiration, enrichment and opportunity. We want Veritas to be a place where children make happy memories and where they aspire to be the best they can and through learning opportunities and high quality enrichment, the skills to become responsible citizens and to lead happy, healthy lives.

Veritas Primary Academy opened as a brand new primary academy in September 2015, and has since established itself as a ‘Good’ school with Outstanding aspects of personal development and nurture (Ofsted inspection 2018, read report here). Starting a school ‘from scratch’ is both a great privilege and an enormous undertaking. Our building refurbishment has turned a classic large library building into a bright, modern and inspiring learning environment and we are continuing to invest in our setting – offering up-to-date technology and vibrant teaching and learning spaces for our pupils and staff. The school has worked hard during these formative years to establish its ethos and core values resulting in a happy, inspiring learning environment where children are motivated to achieve and where staff are encouraged, supported and developed to continually strive for excellence.

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website.

Closing Date
22nd February 2024 at midday
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
• Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,
• Access to professional coaching and mentoring,
• Annual leadership events, workshops and conferences,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.