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Senco - Part-time

Chilham St Mary's CEP School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-3138-61T
  • Posted:03/02/2023
  • Pay:MPS Plus SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:20/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:29th March


We are looking for a part time SENCo to work in our school. The successful candidate will ensure that our SEND provision is of the highest standard and continue to support us being an inclusive school.

We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive school community where each pupil is given opportunities to experience success. We have a proven track record of ensuring that our learners, whatever their needs, leave us with the knowledge, skills and understanding to support them in the next stage of their learning.
We aim to recruit someone who will support our school vision; providing our pupils, their families and our teachers with excellent support and direction.

We are a very small, village primary school, recently judged to be good by Ofsted in our February 2022 inspection. The successful candidate will work closely with our families to ensure that their voice is heard. The role will be diverse and rewarding. Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about the post.

The successful applicant must:
• Be an experienced, qualified teacher with QTS.
• Hold the National Award for SEN Co-ordination
• Have experience of working with children with Special Needs

We can offer you:
• The warm, welcoming, friendly feel of a small village school
• Pupils who are a great to work with.
• Supportive parents who want to work with us to get the best possible outcomes for their children.
• High quality, ongoing professional development.
• A highly supportive Headteacher who is committed to driving the school forward with a clear vision and high expectations.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore this post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure & barring service check, pre-employment health screening check and references will be required.

Chilham St Mary’s CEP will carry out an online search as part of their due diligence on any shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which we might want to explore with an applicant at interview. This information will be kept on file for 6 months, in line with data protection procedures.

Information about the school

Chilham St. Mary's is a friendly school with a real family atmosphere located in the heart of our historic village. Each child is valued as unique and filled with potential which we seek to nurture and encourage.

We are a small school with 4 classes of wonderful, hardworking and well behaved children led by a dedicated team of education professionals. We are housed in five beautiful buildings on one site, two of which are Victorian and one dates back to the Tudor era.

We have strong and supportive links with the local community and the church, and we pride ourselves on our strong Christian values. The children enjoy outdoor learning at the stately home of Chilham Castle where we have an annual tradition of Easter egg rolling and at Christmas, we sing Carols to the elderly residents of the village and meet Father Christmas. The school plays a role in the village Remembrance Service in November and the lighting of the Christmas Tree in the Village Square each December.

We embrace small community rural living with visits to our local Fire Station and regular visits to the mobile library. We have weekly Enrichment sessions enabling our children to access the curriculum in new and exciting ways. Our upper Key Stage 2 children take part in a hugely enjoyable residential trip each year and also take part on the annual Cathedral Days organised by the Department of Education at the Diocese of Canterbury.

Chilham St Mary’s has a vibrant P.T.A. that organise events and activities throughout the year. The school is also an associate member of the CARE collaboration family of schools.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs D Cooper
  • Address:School Hill, Chilham, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 8DE
  • Telephone: 01227 730442
  • Email: office@chilham.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.