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Assistant Headteacher (Senco) - Full-time

Warden House Primary School, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-2307-113L
  • Posted:07/02/2024
  • Pay:Leadership Pay Scale - L4 - L6
  • Start Date:September 2024 or sooner if possible.
  • App Close Date:11/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 18th March 2024


Could you be our new Assistant Headteacher (SENCo)?

Are you an accomplished leader with a passion for inclusion and SEN provision? Warden House Primary School, situated in the charming seaside town of Deal, Kent, is excited to announce a rare opportunity for an Assistant Headteacher (SENCo) to join their dynamic staff team.

This non-teaching, senior position within the school's staffing structure comes with membership of our Senior Leadership Team. Warden House Primary School is a large, two-form entry extended school. The school has been accredited by Nurture UK and has extensive facilities to support inclusion including a dedicated nurture classroom and sensory room.


Main Purpose of the Post:

As the Assistant Headteacher – SENCO, you will lead the strategic development of inclusion across our school, specialising on the provision provided for those with special educational needs and disabilities. You will be at the forefront of fostering an inclusive culture, coordinating specific provisions and providing professional guidance to colleagues, parents, and external agencies. As Assistant Headteacher (SENCO) you will lead and be supported by our school’s dedicated pastoral team currently made up of a part time assistant SENCO, full time FLO and two full time nurture TAs and a full-time speech and language specialist TA.


Why Warden House Primary School?

Innovative Leadership: Be part of a forward-thinking leadership team dedicated to raising standards in teaching, learning, and attainment.

Inclusive Environment: Contribute to a nurturing and inclusive school community committed to diversity and equal opportunities.

Professional Development:  Enjoy ongoing professional growth opportunities and a commitment to research-based practices.

Supportive networks: Warden House is part of the VERITAS Multi Academy Trust. The person appointed to the post will work in collaboration with other Assistant heads and SENCO leads across our Trust.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Leadership and Management: To work with the headteacher and deputy headteacher to develop the    highest standards of teaching and learning across the school for all pupils.  Lead the strategic overview of inclusion — including behaviour, the management of teaching assistants, contributing to the school improvement plan as necessary.

Strategic Development of the school-wide inclusion and SEN Policy: Oversee and contribute to the school's inclusive ethos—including the development of our current SEND policy, ensuring its effective implementation and alignment with the school improvement plan.

Operation of SEN Policy: Maintain accurate records, coordinate provision, and collaborate with external agencies to meet pupils' needs effectively.

Visits to the school are very strongly encouraged. If this is not possible but you would like to find out more, a telephone consultation or a TEAMs meeting can be arranged should you have any questions regarding the post. For further details and an application pack, please visit ‘Kent Teach’ or the ‘Vacancies’ section on our school website.

Information about the school

Warden House Primary School became a Primary Academy in 2013 and has been judged by OFSTED as an outstanding school. We joined Veritas Multi Academy Trust in September 2015. The school has a deep heritage as a primary school offering the highest quality of education for children in Deal. As a Primary Academy, Warden House has a curriculum that targets excellence not just in English and mathematics but in all subjects. As part of Veritas Multi-Academy Trust, we work closely with our colleagues from our other Trust schools - Mundella Primary School in Folkestone and Pilgrims' Way Primary School in Canterbury.

Our inspiring school environment includes extensive grounds, dedicated music room, expansive library, breakfast and after-school club, on-site nursery, two football pitches, woodland area, environmental pond and a range of play equipment to keep our children active and engaged. Such resources enable our children to become confident and well-rounded individuals with a deep capacity for learning. Lessons are engaging and follow a rigorous curriculum with regular intervals of assessment to ensure our children are embedding their learning. As a result, our children make strong progress across the curriculum.

Our aim is to make learning irresistible; we want all children to develop a thirst for learning and push themselves to be the best that they can be.

Our values underpin all aspects of school life. Children are taught to be positive in their learning; to understand the importance of being good partners; to be independent in their learning and be determined when always striving for their best. Children are taught to be responsible members of the school community and then society and ultimately successful in their studies.

Should you wish to find out more, or would like to arrange a visit, please contact the school office.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01304 371707


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.