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Senco - Full-time

Riverhead Infants' School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2459-143T
  • Posted:14/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:03/04/2023 at 11:00
  • Interviews:April 2023


We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated SENCO to join our successful, hardworking SEN team

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold QTS (primary or secondary)
  • Hold the National Award for SENCO qualification or be willing to complete this
  • Be a strong leader, who is committed to providing the highest standards of provision for SEND students.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the new SEND Code of Practice.
  • Be an excellent practitioner with high expectations and a commitment to raising standards.
  • Have the ability to support and overview the work of teaching assistants working with SEN children.
  • Be able to demonstrate effective communication skills with all members of the school community.
  • Have some teaching responsibility and take on a subject lead.

Applicants should possess excellent communication and organisational skills, be hard working, flexible and professional.  They should have high expectations of students, colleagues and self, displaying energy and enthusiasm and be able to contribute to the school’s overall success.  A willingness to contribute to other areas of school life would be welcome.

You will have the chance to work collaboratively with our linked junior school and other schools.  As an active member of the Sevenoaks Partnership of Primary Schools, you will have the opportunity to further develop your leadership skills and learn from others

Riverhead Infants’ School is a popular, welcoming and inclusive three form entry school, set in beautiful grounds with excellent indoor and outdoor learning facilities. We are very proud of our award winning, state of the art building which provides a stimulating and enabling learning environment for all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged

The school reserves the right to interview at any time, irrespective of closing date.

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We will carry out an online search as part of our 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

Riverhead is a three form intake infant school on the outskirts of the town of Sevenoaks. Our eco-friendly sedum-roofed building is set in beautiful grounds enabling our pupils to enjoy their learning both indoors and out. We have received numerous awards for our excellent practice including the School Award for Resilience and Wellbeing and Platinum Award for our OPAL. Our school is over-subscribed and well supported by parents and the local community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr. Andrew King
  • Address:Worships Hill, Riverhead, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 2AS
  • Telephone: 01732 452475
  • Email: office@riverhead.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01732 457592

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.