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Senco - Full-time/Part-time - Special Needs Position

Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, Aylesford

  • Ref:KCC886-2030-131T
  • Posted:08/06/2023
  • Pay:VIAT Main/Upper Pay Scale
  • Start Date:September 2023 or a later date, if required.
  • App Close Date:26/06/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


We are looking for a SENCO whom is passionate about making a positive difference to children’s lives. You need to be team player, dedicated to the role with great communication skills.

This is an exciting role and we are proud to be able to offer the candidate a working environment that is positive, with happy and enthusiastic staff and children.  We are committed to continual professional development and work in conjunction with Dr Alison Ekins, our Director of SEND, to offer high levels of provision.

The Role

The SENCO will work closely with the Headteacher and teachers in the school to lead the effective provision for children and lead the development of collaborative whole school practices around SEN. 

The SENCO will have high levels of expertise and experience in relation to meeting the needs of children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.

This is a position that we would welcome applicaitons for those whom wish to work either full-time or part-time. 

We warmly invite you book an appointment with our Headteacher, Mr Billy Harrington, to visit our school and discuss this position further.

In turn we can offer:

  • the opportunity to work with supportive, knowledgeable colleagues in school and across the VIAT Trust.
  • opportunities for CPD and career progression within the VIAT Trust.
  • committed, happy, friendly and supportive staff.
  • enthusiastic, well-behaved children. 

Our Commitment

All our schools continually evolve in their drive for excellence; we aspire to provide staff and pupils to have

  • Outstanding Care
  • Outstanding Education
  • Outstanding Opportunities.

New opportunities, including career progression, are actively sought for all staff across the MAT. Collaboration with like-minded colleagues across the MAT is set up to provide; networking, support, quality assurance and friendship. If you think you would thrive in this environment we want to meet you.

In joining us, we will offer you the very best CPD and career development. This includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • A core offer of professional development with opportunities to engage in research programmes
  • Opportunities to learn within a network of schools
  • Actively working with you to meet CPD needs, through training, mentoring and working with colleagues within the other Primary Schools within MAT.

To apply, click on the link below to download a copy of our application form and email to: hr@viat.org.uk 

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

A copy of our school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Information about the school

Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford is a two-form entry school for children aged 4 to 11, in the heart of the local community.

The school’s facilities, which have been extended to include a brand new library, classrooms and reception area, sit in a large outdoor space, with a forest school, and well-equipped sports and play areas.

As an Outstanding school, Aylesford prides itself on working together with pupils and parents to ensure every child is motivated to achieve their very best. They are pleased to have achieved the Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing Award and were also Kent Literacy Award Winners.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:VIAT HR
  • Address:Teapot Lane, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7JU
  • Telephone: 0303 303 0000 opt 5
  • Email: recruitment@viat.org.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 Education.