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SENCO - Temporary - Special Needs Position

Ightham Primary School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2167-121L
  • Posted:06/05/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:20/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 23rd May 2022


We have a part-time vacancy for an energetic and proactive SENCO who would like to be part of an enthusiastic, committed team. This post will be for four terms, the start of Term 1 to the end of Term 4, in the first instance, but there is the possibility of extending the role. The role is for two days per week and there is some flexibility about which days you would work. Please make it clear on your application which days you would be available to work.

Ightham Primary School received a full Ofsted inspection in 2020 and achieved an outstanding grading in all areas including early years. The report said: "The school is deeply inclusive and nurturing.
Pupils with SEND are welcomed. Staff are meticulous in making sure that the support pupils from this vulnerable group get makes a real difference. As a result, pupils with SEND achieve well."


We are looking for:

  • An extensive knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice.
  • A reflective, caring practitioner who maintains very high expectations.
  • A SENCO that will "go the extra mile" for each and every child.
  • An excellent role model who will motivate and inspire staff and children.
  • Excellent communication skills to ensure a consistent approach both within the classroom and across the school.

We can offer:

  • A superb location in which to come to work each and every day.
  • A highly positive team environment.
  • An active school community with supportive parents.
  • A supportive and dedicated teaching team.
  • A commitment to professional development.
  • The second largest woodland area of any primary school in Kent.

The Head Teacher is very happy to discuss the role further and/or show prospective applicants around the school. We welcome applications from any individuals who will be able to provide suitable SEND expertise for the benefit of our children.

Ightham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Our aim is to provide a stimulating learning environment that offers an adventure for the mind and a care for the individual in a safe secure environment.

Ightham Primary School is situated in an idyllic rural setting and caters for up to 210 pupils accommodated in seven classes. We place the children, who are well behaved and motivated, at the heart of everything that we do. They benefit from many opportunities to take part in the excellent range of academic, physical and creative activities that we offer, both during and at the end of the school day.

We received an Ofsted inspection in March 2020 and the school was graded as outstanding in all areas.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr D Sherhod
  • Address:Ightham Primary School, Oldbury Lane, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9DD
  • Telephone: (01732) 882405
  • Email: admin@ightham.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01732 781027


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).