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Sendco - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Barnsole Primary School, Gillingham

  • Ref:KCC887-2396-64T
  • Posted:20/09/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:21/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:8th November 2022


We are looking to appoint a SENDCO who can help our children to be the very best they can be. We believe that all children can achieve and succeed. We value, guide and challenge our children to dream big; have a belief that they can accomplish change; be proud of the citizens they are and will become.  We build on a child’s uniqueness, inspiring and empowering them to forever grow with confidence and resilience in an ever-changing world. We are a strong community, journeying together.

We are looking to appoint a teaching colleague to join our Inclusions team as a new SENCo. This is a non-teaching post, although occasionally some class cover may be required.

You will have experience as an excellent classroom practitioner and ideally have experience within SEN and inclusion within your current role. With tailored support we will further develop you and give you the skills, encouragement and experience within the profession to continue to learn and care. 

We actively welcome interest from colleagues who already hold the National SENCO award.

You will:

• Be fully committed to our school and our ethos

• Have an excellent understanding of SEN Code of Practice and procedures

• Be a skilled and experienced teacher with exemplary classroom practice, and the skills to be able to coach and develop this within others

• Have a strong track record in making an impact on pupils’ progress

• Have excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills

• Be able to lead, motivate and inspire others to achieve excellence

• Be innovative and have a passion for high quality education for all

In return we offer:

  • a positive, friendly and happy working environment
  • a fantastic school community all working towards achieving the best for our pupils
  • national terms and conditions
  • tailored programmes of CPD with cross trust development opportunities
  • a generous package of Maritime Trust staff benefits.

For more information about the post please see the attached job description.

Further information about the school - https://www.barnsoleprimary.medway.sch.uk/

 & trust please visit   www.Maritimeacademytrust.org 

Maritime Academy Trust embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via the TES website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children with Hiring Managers to be discussed at interview stage.

The Trust and its academies are committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a successful Enhanced DBS check and pre-employment checks may be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.

Information about the school

Barnsole Primary School is part of the Maritime Academy Trust, an innovative partnership of schools based in Greenwich, Bexley, Kent and Medway. Our academies have transformed through targeted collaboration, innovative ideas and an entrepreneurial curriculum which equips children with leadership and life skills.

Barnsole Primary is an outstanding three-form community primary school situated in Medway with a thriving school nursery on site.

We are committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment where each one of our pupils can achieve their potential and flourish academically and socially. We have exceptionally high expectations of all our pupils and endeavour to nurture their self-confidence and self-esteem so that they can be the best they can be.

Relationships with parents and our wider community is something we put right at the top of our agenda. If you would like to visit please do not hesitate to contact us and we also actively encourage feedback so if you feel there is something we can do better please let us know.

We look forward to meeting with you.

Job Contact Information


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