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SENCO - Non Teaching Role - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Craftworks College

  • Ref:KCC-F103-3-S
  • Posted:21/02/2024
  • Pay:£14 - £16 per hour dependant on experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:20/03/2024 at 14:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


As a SENCO, you'll need to:

  • Oversee the implementation of the college's SEND strategy and policies
  • carry out assessments of pupils with SEND to identify needs, plan support and monitor progress - including observations in the classroom and meeting with teaching staff and parents/carers
  • work with teaching staff, the college leadership team, parents and relevant external agencies to develop, implement and monitor individual support/learning plans with SMART targets that are regularly reviewed
  • provide regular updates on students progress through written reports feeding into student pathways and when age appropriate or with permission, with parents
  • make referrals to, liaise with, monitor and review professionals outside of the college - this could include psychologists, health and social care providers, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists
  • provide advice, guidance and training to teaching staff on supporting students with SEND
  • support teaching staff to develop schemes of work and learning programmes for students with SEND
  • support teaching staff to develop and implement effective teaching and behaviour management approaches in the classroom
  • manage and advise on the college budget and resources for SEND provision
  • develop and maintain systems for keeping student records, ensuring information is accurate and up to date
  • analyse college, local and national data feeding back to SLT on target achievement, behaviour, interventions and training in line with SEND strategy
  • keep up to date with national and local policies related to SEND and cascade information to colleagues.

Information about the federation

Craftworks College, part of the Brogdale CIC group, is an independent specialist college which is based in Kent. It was initially called Brogdale Community Interest Company however became its own separate charity operating with the Brogdale CIC group in January 2021. The college has 6 sites, 3 in Ashford comprising of Food with Friends café which is situated inside a government Gateway Plus building in central Ashford, Stourside Farm, which is located on the Wyvern School site for SEND and Muddy Wellies community farm which is in Smeeth. Two sites are in Faversham, Brogdale Farm the original site located within the home of the National Fruit Collection and a Georgian and Victorian Walled Garden in Faversham. The main office and other site is Culnells Farm in Iwade. Many of the sites are rural to support the provision of local services to young people who live in those communities.

The college provides education and training to young people aged 16 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), including mental health needs.

There are 91 learners aged 16-24 on study programmes studying vocational qualifications from Entry Level to Level 2. Learners study a range of subjects, including Practical Horticulture, Creative Craft, Food and Cookery and Farm Animal Care. All students have English and Maths lessons, Personal Development Sessions and interventions to support their access to learning, all students are given the opportunity to access Enrichment activities and work experience.


Generosity- We are kind, caring and generous

Respect- We respect others feelings, bodies and property

Openness- We value freedom and openness

Well-being- We look after everybody inc. ourselves

Trust- We always tell the truth

Humanity- We are inclusive of all people's differences

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Reece
  • Address:The Nook,
    Culnells Farm,
    School Lane,
    ME9 8QJ
  • Telephone: 01795 844849
  • Email: hr@brogdalecic.co.uk


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.