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Senco - Full-time

Roseacre Junior School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5203-85T
  • Posted:29/01/2023
  • Pay:MPS plus SEN allowance/ UPS plus SEN allowance
  • Start Date:April 2023
  • App Close Date:06/02/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 8th February 2023


Due to the forthcoming retirement of the current post holder, the Governors are seeking to appoint an experienced SENCO who is highly motivated and an outstanding professional.  The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of the requirements of the role and work in partnership with the existing staff, the Senior Leadership Team and the Governing Body.

The post holder should:

  • Have strong leadership skills in managing and motivating staff and lead by example, setting high standards for all
  • Have the knowledge to ensure effective support for all pupils, including those with SEND
  • Provide parents with the regular information and support they need
  • Be able to work alongside the recently appointed Deputy SENCO and Family Liaison Officer
  • Have experience of rigorous tracking and monitoring of vulnerable groups, as well as a pro-active approach to assessment
  • Have the ability to train and support staff in aspects of SEND provision
  • Be an excellent communicator with a strong commitment to working in partnership with parents, governors and the community

The school offers:

  • Enthusiastic, happy and confident children who are proud of their school
  • A highly motivated staff team who are committed to building on the many strengths of the school
  • An enthusiastic and dedicated SEND team
  • Supportive governors and parents
  • Strong commitment to continual professional development
  • Dedicated non-contact time to fulfil the role

Informal visits to the school are welcome. Please call to arrange an appointment with Mr D Garrett, the Headteacher, who will be happy to show you around our school.

Our school, and all its personnel, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons. This post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references.

Closing date for applications: Friday 6th February 2023 at 4pm.

Interview date Wednesday 8th February 2023.

Information about the school

We are a large, lively junior school with a friendly, enthusiastic and happy staff. We are a three form entry school and our teachers enjoy the opportunity to work as a year group team, sharing expertise and supporting one another. Staff professional development is encouraged and opportunities provided.

The children are a pleasure to teach and want to do well. Parents are supportive.

The school is well resourced with a healthy budget.

Roseacre Junior School is a Foundation school with extensive grounds situated in the village of Bearsted. We have a computing suite with 35 computers. Ipads are also available for classroom use. We have a lovely new outdoor classroom to enhance children's learning experiences.

We are proud that Ofsted found our school to be outstanding in all areas and we continue to build on this.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr D Garrett
  • Address:The Landway, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 4BL
  • Telephone: (01622) 737843
  • Email: office@roseacre.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.