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Assistant Headteacher Sendco - Full-time

The Holmesdale School, Snodland

  • Ref:KCC886-4065-572L
  • Posted:18/05/2022
  • Pay:L10-14
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:24/05/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:25th May 2022


Assistant Headteacher – SENDCo


Required September 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for someone looking to evolve their leadership skills and qualities with a view to strategically leading the SEN department in liaison with the Deputy Headteacher developing the quality of education across the school.  

You will be part of a successful and experienced Senior Leadership Team with your main focus being to ensure all students with special or additional needs receive their full educational entitlement and access to the whole curriculum, supporting teachers to provide quality first education through strategic and operational leadership. This role would suit someone with a solution focussed mindset and can work consistently well at a senior level. The successful candidates would need to have a drive and passion to develop their curriculum areas with a clear focus on the three I’s.


We are looking for candidates who

  • have experience of working effectively at a senior level
  • have experience as a SENDCo or significant involvement and impact on leading a successful SEND department
  • Have experience of teaching students with ASC diagnosis
  • Have the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to lead our Specialist Resource Provision
  • have excellent subject knowledge and a proficient understanding of pedagogy;
  • are able to as a role model for quality first teaching for all students.
  • have obtained at least a high-quality degree and a relevant teaching qualification;
  • have high expectations and aspirations for all students;
  • are committed to our vision to ensure student well-being and good progress is at the heart of everything we do.


Closing date: 24th May 2022

Interviews:  Provisionally planned for 25th May 2022


To apply for the role please complete an application form via Kent Teach, with a covering letter. The covering letter should outline how your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the requirements for this role and should be a maximum of two sides of A4. Please remember to consider experience in previous employment and relevant experiences outside of paid work.


If candidates would like to visit the school prior to applying please contact Louise Bates, PA to the Head of School: louise.bates@holmesdale.kent.sch.uk


The Holmesdale School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, Occupational Health and Teaching Agency check as well as receipt of two satisfactory references.


Link to Child Protection Policy: http://www.holmesdale.kent.sch.uk/download/get/ths-child_protection_policy_2021_22/43

Information about the school

The Holmesdale School is a well-established 11-18 co-educational school, in the heart of the Medway Valley. The school was rebuilt in 2007. This provides our community with modern, exceptionally well-resourced facilities; yet the school ethos is founded on traditional values.

The School provides a safe learning environment where students can access a high quality curriculum through the Holmesdale home style of learning which ensure that students are independent, resilient and suitably equipped for life-long learning. This is achieved through celebrating personal excellence on each individuals' learning journey.

The development and well-being of each individual child is at the heart of our moral purpose. These values are embedded through our moral code; honesty, kindness, courage and diligence.

Our school motto is Putting Progress First and we embrace the ECCO values of Engagement, Character, Community and Ownership. At The Holmesdale School we unlock potential and transform lives through exceptional education.

We achieve this through; • Excellent Teaching • State of the art facilities and an excellent climate for learning • Supporting students to be the best they can be • Being big enough for choice, small enough to care.

Holmesdale has a friendly and supportive, but disciplined, environment and provides extensive learning opportunities which unlock student’s self-belief and aspiration.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Louise Bates PA to Head of School & Executive Head
  • Address:The Holmesdale School, Malling Road, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5HS
  • Telephone: 01634 240416
  • Email: office@holmesdale.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01634 244041


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).