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Senco - Full-time - Special Needs Position

New Line Learning Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-6912-520T
  • Posted:05/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus TLR
  • Start Date:April/May 2024
  • App Close Date:29/02/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC-Interview may be held prior to closing date


New Line Learning Academy are looking to appoint a SENDCo on a permanent basis to join our department and take responsibility for the strategic vision and day-to-day operation of provision made by the school for pupils with SEND. We are seeking a SENDCo with experience of working closely with SEND pupils and who can provide professional guidance in the area of SEND in order to secure high quality teaching and the effective use of resources to bring about improved standards of achievement for all pupils. This role will also involve tracking, monitoring and providing interventions for all SEND pupils across the school. You will be dedicated to providing the best educational opportunities for the young people we serve. 

You will preferably have the National Award for SEND Co-Ordination or appropriate qualifications and experience or be working to achieve the relevant qualification. You will have excellent organisation skills and up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and statutory policy guidance as set out in the SEND code of practice. You will have strong knowledge of working with external agencies to provide the relevant support needed by pupils with SEND.

The SENDCo will also hold responsibility for children in care and provide the relevant care and support that this group of pupils require.

If you are looking to become part of a friendly, hardworking and supportive team, dedicated to raising standards of achievement and would like to apply then we wish to hear from you. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Recent, relevant teaching experience
  • Experience as an outstanding classroom practitioner who can inspire students

We will offer you:

  • A vibrant and exciting place to work
  • A trust that fosters a positive culture towards flexible working and work life balance.
  • A Trust that is part of and offers access to the Employee Assistance program for all staff.
  • An excellent CPD programme, with opportunities for action research and gaining nationally accredited qualifications
  • The support of a Trust that currently runs two secondary schools, primary school and Nursery for children aged 3 months to 4 years
  • An opportunity to join various schemes such as the Benenden corporate healthcare scheme

Only applications submitted by the school application process will be considered, we are unable to accept CVs. 

Future Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Information about the school

New Line Learning Academy is a ‘Good’ school in the heart of Loose, Maidstone with over 900 pupils aged 11 to 16. New Line Learning are committed to the delivering the highest standard of education for the young people in our care. In return, we expect our pupils to be committed to their studies and strive to achieve their goals.

The ethos is clear; believe and achieve.

New Line Learning aims for all of its pupils to be well-motivated and self-aware learners, who can conduct themselves appropriately in a range of situations. Aiming to create an ethos and an environment in which pupils feel safe and in which they can learn to interact respectfully, sensibly and maturely with others. We want our pupils to develop into responsible citizens, playing an active part in the school, local and wider communities.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. At Future Schools Trust we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace where every individual's unique talents and perspectives are valued and can thrive. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.

What's In It For You? A vibrant and exciting place to work A friendly and supportive environment An excellent CPD programme, with opportunities for action research and nationally accredited qualifications The support of a Trust that currently encompasses two Secondary Schools and one Primary School. Alongside Tiger Cubs, our term time only Day Nursery, for children aged 3 months to 4 years, with great benefits to education staff. A well-resourced department with schemes of work and resources available. An opportunity to join various schemes such as the Benenden corporate healthcare scheme

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Future Schools Trust HR Recruitment Team
  • Address:Boughton Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9QL
  • Telephone: 01622 743 286
  • Email: officenll@futureschoolstrust.com


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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.