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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

At Holy Trinity we are 'Guided by the Light' and our pupils fully understand how our vision underpins life at Holy Trinity and beyond. We strive to enable all to flourish and live life in all its fullness. We celebrate our diversity, finding strength in our differences, empowering and encouraging all to have a voice.

Our core values of love, honesty and respect are seamlessly woven into all aspects of the curriculum and our daily lives at school.
We work in partnership with our three local Parish Churches to help spiritually develop all within our community.

We are a diverse and inclusive school, located in the heart of Gravesend and within walking distance of the town center.

At our last OFSTED inspection (2018) the following points were noted:

o Teachers inspire pupils to learn o There is a culture of aspiration and improvement across the school o The curriculum is broad and balanced, and provides a wide range of opportunities for pupils to learn.

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.

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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 Legislation.