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Leadership Role - Senco - Full-time

The Victory Academy , Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-6907-359L
  • Posted:02/02/2023
  • Pay:£52,100 - £57,558
  • Start Date:Term 6, 2023
  • App Close Date:02/02/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:6 February 2023


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Leadership Role - SENCO

We require a talented SENCO to join our Extended Leadership Team at The Victory Academy.  The SENCO will determine the strategic development of the SEND policy and provision within the school, working alongside the SLT and staff to ensure the best possible outcomes for SEND students.  They will be responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEND policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual pupils with SEN or a disability, providing professional guidance to colleagues, working closely with staff, parents and other agencies.


Applicants who have yet not completed the NASENCO qualification will be considered, however they may not be appointed to the Extended Leadership Team immediately.


Our School

The Victory Academy is part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We are a mixed comprehensive school for students of all ability ranges, where everyone works and learns within its caring and supportive environment.  Victory is a school for the local community, and we seek opportunities for students to develop as local citizens and serve and support our surrounding charities, industries and families.

We are privileged to work in a stunning learning environment with excellent resources.  Victory Academy has strong links with the local community, enabling us to draw upon a strong and rich local culture to support the personal development of young people.  As a Artsmark Platinum school, we are dedicated to cultural entitlement and opportunity for all young people.  We are also an accredited Thinking School.

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What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy and Rochester Grammar School
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Free parking in our staff carpark
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Excellent CPD opportunities including our Early career, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes
  • As an accredited Chartered Teacher organisation you can become a recognised Chartered Teacher 


What you need to do now:

For an informal discussion with the Principal and a tour, please contact the Principal’s PA Kealy Davidson – kealy.davidson@victoryacademy.tsat.uk 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk

Information about the school

At The Victory Academy, we pride ourselves on being a welcoming and caring school. Our strong staff-pupil relationships create an environment where students know that we’ve got their back and genuinely care about their well-being—even those who find learning challenging. Here, pupils celebrate and respect each other’s uniqueness, echoing one student’s sentiment: “You can be who you want to be here.” (Ofsted 2023)

Our campus provides an inspiring backdrop for growth and discovery. With excellent resources at your fingertips, you’ll thrive as an educator.We boast a robust arts education program, including a prestigious Platinum Artsmark award—an achievement held by less than 1% of schools in England.

We believe in the individuality of each person. Every member of our community possesses unique gifts and talents, which we nurture and channel.Our curriculum ensures that all students, regardless of their starting points, achieve their academic potential. When they leave The Victory Academy, they’ll be dynamic contributors to society.

Join us in shaping the future! Apply today and be part of our vibrant educational community

Job Contact Information

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 Education.