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Special Educational Needs Assistant - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Cornfields School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC887-146521-54S
  • Posted:24/09/2023
  • Pay:KR4 Pro Rata - 18 hours a week term time only
  • Start Date:1st November 2023
  • App Close Date:05/10/2023 at 10:00
  • Interviews:6th and 7th October 2023


We are seeking a new member of our team to undertake the role of Senco Assistant working along side our fantastic SENCo.  This is a role which requires a can do attitude, an organised approach and the ability to work with a range of professional stakeholders, teachers, parents and pupils.  An understanding and  appreciation of special educational needs would be an advantage but the essential qualities required will include compassion, flexibility and the ability to engage with pupils with passion, determination and resilience. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • To support the SENCo in the development of the schools Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision and implement the SEND Code of Practice within the school.
  • To assist in timetabling pupil meetings with multi agency professionals and ensure they are within a time framework and have responsibility for the distribution of any pre meeting materials and reports.
  • To support the SENCo in administration duties to ensure the meetings of vulnerable students and CIC are well conducted and documents are up to date. 
  • To support the SENCo in delivering interventions to specific students either 1:1 or small groups as stated on their individual provision plans.
  • To ensure SEN provision documents, such as PEPs, EHCP reviews, CLA reviews and Provision Plans are correctly updated and stored in the school’s database.  


Our staff team are amazing and they benefit from CPD opportunities to enable them to develop and progress.  

If you believe you are able to make a positive difference to our pupils then we would welcome an application form from you.

Information about the school

Cornfields school in Ashford and Belle Vue School is in Cranbrook. Both are small and nurturing specialist school with a maximum of 50 and 60 pupils respectively at each school. Our schools are calm, quiet and orderly settings where pupils can be supported to develop academically and emotionally. The schools are graded outstanding.

Our vision is that every child should go to an inspiring and life changing school, have the best teaching and benefit from all services working in partnership with each other to ensure their future life chances are improved.

Excellent practice doesn't happen by chance. We invest considerably in high quality CPD for staff. For example, this academic year a number of staff are travelling to New York to look at best practice in some of the schools in the city. We are passionate about supporting our staff so that they can bring out the best in the pupils they support.

At the core of our schools is a drive to improve life chances of children. We will go above and beyond, set high expectations and improve outcomes by working together with others.

Job Contact Information

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.