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Assistant Sendco - Full-time/Part-time - Special Needs Position

Cliftonville Primary School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2028-143T
  • Posted:09/06/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2023 preferably or as soon as possible
  • App Close Date:23/06/2023 at 17:00
  • Interviews:Monday 3rd July


Do you want to make a difference to childrens lives.

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate Assistant Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCO) to join our inclusive and dynamic school.

As an Assistant SENDCO, you will play a vital role in supporting the SENDCO in ensuring that all children with special educational needs or disabilities receive the highest quality of education and support.


  • Collaborate closely with the SENDCO to develop and implement effective strategies for identifying and meeting the needs of students with special educational needs or disabilities.
  • Assist in coordinating and reviewing individual Education, Health, and Care Plans (EHCPs) to ensure appropriate provision is in place.
  • Work with teachers, parents/guardians, and external agencies to create personalized learning plans for students with special educational needs or disabilities.
  • Support the implementation of differentiated teaching approaches and resources to meet the diverse needs of students.
  • Conduct regular assessments and monitor progress of students with special educational needs or disabilities, providing feedback to teachers and parents/guardians.
  • Provide advice, guidance, and training to teachers and support staff on strategies to support students with special educational needs or disabilities.
  • Promote inclusive practices throughout the school and raise awareness of the importance of special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to students with special educational needs or disabilities.
  • Stay updated on current legislation, policies, and best practices in the field of special educational needs and disabilities.

We would love you to come and see us in action and meet our wonderful children with the SENDCo and Head teacher.

Information about the school

We are one of the largest primary schools in Kent with nearly 862 children on roll, including a 26-place Pre-School that offers 30 hour provision. Following our Ofsted inspection, January 2023, we join a small group or primaries who have kept their OUTSTANDING judgement in every aspect of the school. This is attributable to the dedication and professionalism of ALL staff.

When joining us, you will be supported to be the best that you can be. As an academy within the Coastal Academies Trust (CAT) we are passionate and driven in delivering outstanding opportunities for our whole community- staff, children and parents.

We are a family. Our school is warm and welcoming to children, their families and staff. The school is immensely proud of the diverse community it serves and is committed to maintaining outstanding outcomes for every child, no matter what their starting point in an environment that promotes intellectual, physical, emotional, social and spiritual development. As with any school, there are challenges...but the rewards of working at Cliftonville are huge.

Our school values of Independence, safe and settled, respect, resilience, aspiration, learning and community are integral to all that we are and do at Cliftonville Primary and Pre-school. As part of our commitment to community we make it our mission to promote positive wellbeing for all our pupils, staff and the wider community including parents and carers. We recognise that without positive wellbeing we cannot reach our full potential. Therefore, we aim to educate and support our whole school community on the importance of wellbeing and mental health, ensuring it is everyone’s responsibility to care for one another. Through our innovative ‘Wellbeing Hub’ we will provide mental health support, understanding and intervention for pupils and parents ensuring a holistic approach.

Our staff are our greatest resource and so we ensure that all staff have a supportive network and feel they are listened, to and valued at all times.

We work together with a whole range of partners including parents, external agencies, local groups to foster warm, friendly and purposeful relationships. Through these partnerships we support and develop the children's social, and emotional foundations upon which learning is achieved through a bespoke, exciting, ambitious and engaging curriculum.

The school holds a number of important accreditations including most recently the Well being Award, the Inclusion Quality Mark and the Continuous Professional Learning and Development Quality Mark.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Ceri Stammers, School Business Manager
  • Address:Northumberland Avenue, Margate, Kent, CT9 3LY
  • Telephone: (01843) 227575
  • Email: finance@cliftonvilleprimary.co.uk

Fax: (01843) 230614


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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.