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Senco - Part-time

Ide Hill CEP School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-3318-118T
  • Posted:17/01/2023
  • Pay:MPS +SEN allowance pro rata
  • Start Date:01/09/2023
  • App Close Date:17/02/2023 at 11:45
  • Interviews:TBC


Ide Hill is a small primary school, set in beautiful countryside. We have smaller than average classes with a PAN of 22, a very supportive and caring staff team and wonderful children.  

We are looking to appoint a member of staff to lead, manage and maintain high quality inclusive provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. This is a part time post: MPS + SEN allowance for 1.5 days per week.

In addition to QTS, the successful candidate will either hold the National Award for SEN or be willing to  complete it within 3 years of appointment.  

Our newly appointed SENDCO will:  

  • Work with the Headteacher and SEND governor to determine the strategic development of the SEND policy and provision in the school  
  • Have day-to-day responsibility for the operation of the SEND policy and the co-ordination of specific provision made to support individual pupils with SEND, including those who have EHC plans  
  • Provide professional guidance to colleagues and work with staff, parents, and other agencies to ensure that pupils with SEND receive appropriate support and high-quality teaching  
  • Advise on the graduated approach to providing SEND support  
  • Advise on the deployment of the school’s delegated budget and other resources to meet pupils’ needs effectively  
  • Be the point of contact for external agencies, especially the local authority (LA) and its support services  
  • Ensure that the school meets its responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements  
  • Ensure the school keeps the records of all pupils with SEND up to date  

The successful candidate will  

  • Be able to demonstrate the impact of their experience in supporting pupils with special educational needs and difficulties.  
  • Be able to demonstrate the impact of their work involving teachers, parents and professional agencies in order to support SEND children  
  • Have an up-to-date knowledge of how to create a fully inclusive, nurturing environment which challenges, stimulates and enables all to flourish.  
  • Be able to lead staff in training.  

Please note we will be reviewing applications as we receive them and reserve the right to end the advert early, so please apply as soon as possible.

Ide Hill Primary School is a successful school with a very caring, nurturing environment. 

Visits to the School are encouraged. Please call the School Office on 01732 750 389 or email headteacher@ide-hill.kent.sch.uk to make an appointment.

The Governors and staff of Ide Hill School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Criminal Records Bureau. References will be taken prior to interview for shortlisted candidates.

Information about the school

We are a friendly Church of England village primary school set in the beautiful countryside of Ide Hill. We are pleased to offer places to children from Reception to Year 6. We are a learning community. We are very proud of the unique combination of spirit, success and setting that makes Ide Hill CE Primary such a special place to learn, grow and achieve.

Our vision - Do all things in Love - is both distinctively Christian and distinctively caring. Surrounded by teachers, volunteers and their families, children develop in confidence, resilience and determination. They learn to question, set themselves challenges and see every mistake as an opportunity to learn.

We have strong links to other local schools within our Sevenoaks schools Partnership, including pre-schools and secondary schools. This level of involvement with our neighbouring schools gives our children a strong start in Reception and helps them to move onto a wide variety of secondary schools, including Kent’s leading grammar and independent schools.

We have a history of academic excellence at Ide Hill and have developed our curriculum to reflect the needs of our children. We have celebrated an International Award from the British Council, Gold School Games Award and Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award in recent years.

For more information please visit our school website: https://idehill.eschools.co.uk/website

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Rachel Harland, Bursar
  • Address:Ide Hill, Sundridge Road, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6JT
  • Telephone: (01732) 750 389
  • Email: office@ide-hill.kent.sch.uk


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.