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Senco - Part-time

Lunsford Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2562-47T
  • Posted:20/09/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:04/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:12th October 2022


We are looking for a new SENCO for January 2023 to join our wonderful school. The position is for 2/3 days a week which are negotiable. We are seeking an outstanding teacher who has an excellent working knowledge of SEN with the ability to work well with children, parents and staff.

The role will involve building on the work completed by our current SENCO and help to develop the strategic direction of the school in relation to inclusion and additonal or special needs. You will have an office to work from and administration support from a Teaching Assistant. The post is non-class based but may have a small teaching commitment covering PPA time. You will also be required to offer teaching support and strategies where appropriate.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have previous experience working as a SENCO and have completed the National Award for SEN Coordination or be working towards it.
  • Be able to lead, motivate and inspire others - staff and pupils.
  • Have an interest in wellbeing across the school community
  • Have excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • Be resilient, determined, approachable and creative.
  • Have high expectations, commitment and enthusiasm for the teaching and development of all students, particularly those who are vulnerable and/or with SEN.
  • Demonstrate a passion for education and hold the belief in all children being enabled to reach their full potential.
  • Have the ability to analyse data effectively and use it to enhance provision.
  • An understanding of the new funding arrangements and the application process would be beneficial.
  • Be a team player who will become fully involved in life at Lunsford Primary.


Visits to the school are positively encouraged and can be arranged via the School Office by telephone or email.

Suitable candidates who apply before the deadline, may be invited to attend an interview before the official closing date.

The school is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks.


Information about the school

Information about the school

Thank you for taking the time to read about our vacancy.

We are an oversubscribed one form entry primary school in Larkfield, Aylesford catering for pupils from Reception to Year 6. The school has recently been fully refurbished and has seven classrooms, a brand new computer suite, a library at the centre of the school, a Design and Technology/ music room and a spacious hall. We are fortunate to have an extensive playing field which is used for PE and games as well as a woodland crafts area for Forest School and outdoor learning.

The school has a reputation for high attainment and we are justly proud of this. We have a commitment to high academic standards whilst maintaining a rounded view of education where the needs of all learners are catered for.

We recognise that our staff (along side our children here) are our most important resource and are to be valued, supported and encouraged to develop personally and professionally within a learning and caring community. We have a genuine commitment to promoting and ensuring a good work / life balance for all our staff.

As part of our local collaboration, we work closely alongside other local primary schools. We also have strong links with Canterbury Christ Church University.

We have well behaved, hard working and polite children who are a real credit to their parents and the school. We have a very active School Council and Eco Club and offer a wide variety of lunchtime and after school clubs for a small school.

You would be joining a fabulous and experienced team which includes a number of highly trained teaching assistants.

Lunsford Primary School really is a fantastic place to work that very much cares about their staff and children’s wellbeing. This is such an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. Don't just take our word for it, come and see for yourself.

Suitable candidates who apply before the deadline, may be invited to attend an interview before the official closing date.

Lunsford Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and relevant references being received.

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.