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Senco - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Bethersden Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2278-108T
  • Posted:01/12/2022
  • Pay:UPS
  • Start Date:April or ASAP
  • App Close Date:13/01/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed SENCO to join our school family.  We are looking for someone with a high level of expertise, who is ready to move SEN provision forward.

Ideally you will hold the National Award for SEN Co-ordination (or be prepared to complete it within the next 3 years) and have relevant experience in inclusion.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a wide range of SEN experience as well as being an excellent class teacher. You will work alongside our SENCo, who currently works one day a week, to increase capacity.  You will lead and manage SEN and inclusion across the school, developing and implementing curriculum and education programmes structured towards our SEN children, ensuring there is a continual focus on the quality of the education provision.  You will also have the  responsibility of ensuring our EAL children's needs are being met as well as monitoring groups of children who are considered disadvantaged.

You will need experience in working with parents, specialists and other outside agencies. This will include experience in filling in SEN forms i.e Front door referrals and EHCP’s. You will need to be able to offer support to class teachers on provision and be able to carry out analysis of class data.

You will have a good understanding of the SEN Code of Practice as well as the Mainstream Core Standards.


Information about the school

We are a small, friendly, village primary school with 135 children taught in 6 classes. Our rural location just off the A28 between Ashford and Tenterden means we serve families from the village and the wider area. We have received a good grading in our most recent Ofsted inspection (January 2018).

Our large site has extensive grounds, which includes a gardening area and large playing field. We also have an 'Outdoor Learning Area' up and running which includes a large pond, fire pit, orchard and many other learning resources.

We have a friendly, dedicated staff who work seamlessly together as a team, ensuring every child reaches their own personal excellence through a focus on quality first teaching and pastoral support.

As a team we are dedicated to providing every child, family and staff member with rich opportunities as we encourage them to develop their own personal excellence be that academic, sporting or artistic.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Toni Browne
  • Address:Bethersden Primary School, School Road, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3AH
  • Telephone: (01233) 820479
  • Email: office@bethersden.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01233 820646

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.