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Senco - Full-time

The North School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4246-835T
  • Posted:23/09/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:Jan 2023 or sooner
  • App Close Date:06/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 10th October 2022

Advert

  • Full Time
  • Permanent

The North School wish to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated SENCO to join our successful, hardworking SEN team

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold QTS (primary or secondary)
  • Hold the National Award for SENCO qualification
  • Be a strong leader, who is committed to providing the highest standards of provision for SEND students.
  • Be an excellent practitioner with high expectations and a commitment to raising standards.
  • Be able to demonstrate effective communication skills with all member of the school community.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the new SEND Code of Practice.
  • Have the ability to support and overview the work of teaching assistants working with SEN children.
  • Have good management and organisations skills and experience of leading/managing other staff.
  • The necessary communication skills enabling liaison with a variety of external agencies.

Please be aware that this post would be an excellent opportunity for a SENCo with primary school experience.

Applicants should possess excellent communication and organisational skills, be hard working, flexible and professional.  They should have high expectations of students, colleagues and self, displaying energy and enthusiasm and be able to contribute to the school’s overall success.  A willingness to contribute to other areas of school life would be welcome.

Further details about the school can be found on our website: www.thenorthschool.org.uk

In return we offer candidates access to our excellent internal CPD programme, outstanding teacher programme, outstanding leadership programme and our shadow leadership scheme.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive;

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Jo Manning, Office Manager at joanne.manning@swale.at or 01233 614600.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

We are proud that The North School is a happy and improving school where students and teachers enjoy learning together. An experienced team of colleagues provide all students with the best possible opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our teachers encourage all students to develop their resilience and independence.

Our students are expected to treat each other and staff with care, courtesy and consideration. They are taught to always try their very best at whatever they do and to value the progress they make as individuals. We value a community approach to education to ensure that there is a broad range of expertise within the school. This enables our students to be supported in all areas, so that they may strive to reach their full potential in school and in their future lives.

At The North School we recognise that the students are at the centre of the learning experience and that they all come with different needs and abilities, not to mention interests and strengths. Therefore, we continually review the curriculum diet available; to ensure that it best reflects the national picture and the needs of the students. This enables us to make the learning experience as skills based as possible with a broad range of subjects and an emphasis on personal achievement.

Working in partnerships with parents and the local community is important to us. Collaboration with parents to ensure that every student in our care reaches their full potential is highly valued. We encourage all parents to get involved in the life of the school. The well-established Parents’ Forum offers an excellent opportunity to influence the developments at The North School.

Our classroom practice and academic achievement is supported by a wide range of facilities that include a Basketball Academy, excellent sports facilities and clubs, a climbing wall and even a full working farm that has achieved great success at the Kent Show.

Part of the Swale Academies Trust, The North School recognises that people have different strengths and interests and aim to give individuals the opportunity to develop those further where possible. The School has a real community feel and really encourages its employees to be part of this community and the wider life of the school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jo Manning
  • Address:The North School, Essella Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8AL
  • Telephone: (01233) 614600
  • Email: joanne.manning@swale.at
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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.