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Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-Ordinator (SENDCO) - Full-time

Holy Trinity CEP School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5202-96L
  • Posted:31/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + SEND Allowance (negotiable)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:26/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 2nd May 2023


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a candidate of exceptional ability and experience to join our school team as our non-class based SENDCo.  The successful candidate will lead on all aspects of SEND provision which includes high quality classroom practice; whole staff training; monitoring and reporting (to various stakeholders).   Relevent experience of all aspects of SEN funding is also essential criteria to this role. 

Experience of designing and implementing a bespoke curriculum for children with complex needs including assessment systems, is a fundamental aspect of this role. By extension, we are looking for a candidate who has the interpersonal skill set central to communicating provision to all stakeholders, particularly parents and carers in a timely, professional and effective manner.  

Applications from candidates which have additional skills in using / implementing Makaton and / or BSL, are of particular interest.  Similarly if you hold additional qualifications in theraputic interventions, we would also be interested in your application.  

We are part of the friendly, dynamic and innovative Aletheia Academies Trust which provides excellent support, professional development and partnership working of which we are proud to be a part.  As our SENDCo you'll have the opportunity to work with SENDCOs throughout the Aletheia Trust and participate in the forward thinking and proactive, 'Best Practice Team' for SEND, enabling excellent opportunities for collaboration and professional development.

At Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Gravesend, we pride ourselves on our commitment to ensuring pupil progress through high quality teaching and learning provision for all. The successful applicant will share these values and play an active part in delivering on this commitment.

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • are excited by what you have read above
  • want to work in a supportive and caring environment 
  • are committed to enabling every pupil to achieve the very best they can 
  • are an ambitious professional
  • will promote the Christian vision and values of the school

Holy Trinity CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and governors to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks where applicable.  Our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders can be found on our website. All new employees, volunteers and governors will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.  

We thank you for your interest in this role.  School tours are essential prior to making an application. 

Information about the school

Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School is a two form entry primary school in the vibrant and diverse town of Gravesend, Kent; Our school is part of the Diocese of Rochester and a member of the Aletheia Trust. We have a strong commitment to the teaching of Christianity, where we welcome children, staff and adults of all faiths and none.

Through our theologically rooted vision: Your Word is a Lamp to Guide me, and a Light for my Path, Psalm 119:105, we live the Gospel values of Respect, Honesty and Love. At the centre of this is the pursuit of the highest standards possible in education because we want to develop our pupils as well-rounded individuals and lifelong learners who are spiritually motivated and creative problem solvers, and who leave us fully prepared for the rigours of secondary education.

Our curriculum is based on the best that has been thought and said, and our pupils enjoy learning which is contextualised, adapted, vocabulary rich, and which offers sound experiences to build knowledge, skills and cultural capital.

Holy Trinity is proud to be part of the Aletheia Academies Trust (AAT) and we work collaboratively with our partner schools to provide a wide range of exciting learning and enrichment opportunities for our children and staff. Working as part of the Trust gives us the benefit from shared professional development opportunities and the sharing of good practice amongst our schools.

At Holy Trinity, we are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process which adheres to the expectations of 'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023'. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

We are steadfast in our commitment to equality and diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment an employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Thank you for your interest in this post.

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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.