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Senco - Full-time

Beechwood School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-6011-38T
  • Posted:30/01/2024
  • Pay:Pay appropriate to experience
  • Start Date:15/04/2024
  • App Close Date:22/02/2024 at 10:00
  • Interviews:tba


Beechwood School

Working with us - Achieving more than you believed possible – that’s what constitutes a quality education. At Beechwood School it is what we strive for in our school. We want it for our children, and we want it for the people who work for us.

 We are looking to appoint a professional and highly motivated individual to join our school in Royal Tunbridge Wells.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced SENCO, able to ensure the effective delivery of SEND to all our pupils at Beechwood. They will support the policies and aims of the school and ensure the good accademic, social, emotional and physical development of every child.

Key Purpose of the Job


  • Leading the department, responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEN policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual pupils with SEN or a disability
  • Maintain an accurate SEND register and provision map
  • Provide guidance to colleagues on teaching pupils with SEN or a disability, and advise on the graduated approach to SEN support
  • Work with early years providers, other schools, educational psychologists, health and social care professionals, and other external agencies
  • Be a key point of contact for external agencies, especially the local authority (LA)
  • Analyse assessment data for pupils with SEN or a disability
  • Implement and lead intervention groups for pupils with SEN, and evaluate their effectiveness
  • Liaise with parents and teachers regarding the SEND provision in school



  • Planning and preparing challenging schemes of work and lessons for small group and 1to1 interventions.
  • Utilise effective assessments and data to ensure excellent progress within the department
  • Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.

 Further learning and development

  • Reviewing from time to time the methods of teaching and programme of work in the department and whole school.
  • Keep up to date with developments in SEND provision
  • Participating in arrangements for professional development.

 As a small school with a strong Pastoral focus the key asset of our staff is a full understanding of every individual pupil's educational need and empowering them towards a life long love of learning. 

To apply please read the job specification. complete the school's application form along with a covering letter explaining how you can make a difference at Beechwood school.  

Information about the school

Beechwood School is a forward thinking, inclusive and caring co-educational, independent, day, weekly and boarding school with over 370 pupils on roll (between 3 years and 18 years). Beechwood has a vibrant, diverse community with a range of nationalities. The School prides itself on the close relationship between staff and pupils, which flourishes in a family-like atmosphere.

Its tradition of ‘bringing out the very best’ in each and every pupil, setting standards in all round achievement and genuinely being a ‘happy place to be’ has endured and ensured generational support. Beechwood became co-educational in 2008 and now provides an outstanding education for boys and girls, both boarding and day. With its integral preparatory school, it provides continuous education for the whole age range from 3 to 18 years with pupils joining the senior school at age 11. Our boarding community is 50 strong and draws pupils from 16 different nationalities.

Beechwood School is part of the leading academic group, Alpha Schools. Alpha is recognised within the education field as an established and award-winning network of 21 independent schools from across the country. Strong collaboration across the group builds opportunities for our pupils and staff as we work together to offer a high-quality education within a stimulating environment.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Deborah Roberts-Barter
  • Address:12 Pembury Road, Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3QD
  • Telephone: 01892532747
  • Email: info@beechwood.org.uk


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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.