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Sendco Assistant - Full-time

Spires Academy, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-6911-421S
  • Posted:19/05/2022
  • Pay:Academy Band 6 (Pro-rata £17,461)
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:06/06/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:Interviews could be held before closing date


  • To assist the Assistant Principal for Inclusion and SEND in leading the provision for SEND within the school.
  • Contribute to the strategic vision of the SEND and Inclusion team.
  • Have experience of working with pupils with SEND.
  • Have knowledge of high-quality interventions together with the tracking and evaluation of these.
  • Remain up to date with national changes to SEND.
  • Have experience or an interest in educational research and toolkits that support evidence-based practices for SEND.
  • Have experience of working and communicating with parents and outside professional agencies.
  • To support the Assistant Principal for Inclusion and SEND in managing the implementation of an inclusive curriculum.
  • To overview and quality assure provision maps and record keeping.
  • To have high expectations for pupils with SEND needs.
  • To have an interest in specific professional development of SEND knowledge and expertise.
  • To have knowledge of trauma and attachment needs in children.
  • Be the first point of contact for the parents of students with SEND.
  • To support the provision of SEND, including maintaining an overview for the allocation of support time and the writing of individual student outcomes for students with SEN with Support.
  • To liaise with relevant outside agencies to ensure that individual pupil SEND needs are met effectively and that the statutory provisions of EHCP students are met.
  • Ensuring that accurate and detailed records are kept of meetings and discussions with parents and outside agencies.
  • Ensuring that staff are kept informed of pupil’s SEN & D needs and advise on areas to develop and support.
  • Working with the Assistant Principal for Inclusion and SEND and other staff to ensure that Pupil Profiles are used to set subject- specific targets and match work well to pupils’ needs.
  • Using data effectively to identify pupils who are seriously underachieving and where necessary create and implement effective plans of action to support those pupils.
  • To provide guidance to staff on the choice of appropriate teaching and learning methods to meet the needs of different pupils. Support in the delivery of a high quality training programme.
  • To work with the Assistant Principal for Inclusion and SEND to promote an inclusive curriculum.
  • To liaise with and inform parents/carers about the specifics of the SEN provision for their child under the direction of the Assistant Principal for Inclusion and SEND .
  • To monitor the progress of students with SEN and advise them Assistant Principle for Inclusion and SEND .
  • To support teaching staff in providing a quality first teach approach, under the direction of the Assistant Principal for Inclusion and SEND.
  • To support the process of access arrangements in liaison with the Access Arrangements Assessor Examinations Manager.

Information about the school

About Us

Spires Academy offers a distinctive small school environment and is justly proud of its reputation as a place where each individual is well known, listened to and encouraged to be the best they can be.

At Spires Academy we believe our core purpose is “Achieving Excellence Together”. We aim for excellence in everything we do, from learning to personal development. We work hard to provide a safe and happy environment within which every student can grow and achieve personal, social and academic success.

Our staff turnover is low, we invest in our staff to help them to become the best possible teachers they can be. There are excellent opportunities for people who work hard. Effort is often recognised in career development and many who came to us as NQT's now have substantial leadership roles. Our CPD programme and collegiate approach are highly effective. Staff morale is high and so is that of our students and their community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Gemma Lees
  • Address:Bredlands Lane, Sturry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0HD
  • Telephone: 01227710392
  • Email: glees@spires.e21c.co.uk


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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).