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Assistant Headteacher (Sendco) - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Tymberwood Academy, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2029-264L
  • Posted:07/03/2024
  • Pay:Leadership PayScale L1 – L5
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:21/04/2024 at 23:00
  • Interviews:w/c 29 April 2024


Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to join a school that is passionate about providing every child with the opportunity to succeed? This is a chance to join a school with a really positive atmosphere. It is a great place to work, with a fun, vibrant group of staff who genuinely care about each other and the children they work with.

Tymberwood Academy is looking for an enthusiastic, inspirational Assistant Headteacher (SENDCo) to join our happy and thriving team on a full-time basis to manage the provision for pupils identified as having Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), including promoting high quality teaching, effective use of resources, and high standards of learning and achievement for all pupils. As a school with  a Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) for children with Physical Disabilities you will also be leading a large team of support staff and supporting children on their individual journeys.  You will be an integral part of our Pastoral Team, ensuring effective provision for all pupils with additional needs and will work with senior leaders as part of the Senior Leadership team.  The successful candidate will be a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader as well as the Designated Teacher for Children in Care.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, dedicated and creative teacher who has a passion for teaching and learning within special needs. Applicants will have to demonstrate that they have excellent classroom practice, the energy and commitment to make a difference and a desire to ensure that all children reach their full potential.  Candidates do not need to hold the SENDCo accreditation but need to be committed to work towards this.

We are looking for an individual who is:

  • Able to make learning engaging, inclusive and fun;
  • Willing to contribute to the wider life of the school;
  • Confident in using a range of resources to make the classroom more engaging;
  • Dedicated to on-going professional development.

For successful candidates we can offer:

  • Amazing children who want to be the best versions of themselves
  • A dedicated, motivated staff
  • A leadership team who works with the staff and listens to feedback
  • An active school community with supportive families
  • A commitment to bespoke professional development based on EEF research
  • Feedback to ensure growth
  • A vibrant and welcoming learning environment
  • Excellent training at all levels through the school and REAch2 Academy Trust
  • A recently judged ‘good’ rated ofsted school

Information about the school

Tymberwood Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; the successful candidate will be subject to the relevant recruitment checks including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Tymberwood Academy reserve the right to early closure should the right applicant be found

Tymberwood Academy is an Ofsted rated ‘good’ school as reported in March 2022, please do view our report.


Tymberwood is a wonderfully vibrant and welcoming place where pupils learn and flourish. Pupils are rightly proud to belong to this harmonious community. Everyone looks out for each other. Pupils embody the school’s values of ‘equality, respect, kindness, responsibility and honesty’. OFSTED, March 2022

We are a mainstream primary academy (REAch2) with a Physical Disability Specialist Resource Provision - this means have pupils who are physically disabled that are taught within mainstream classes. Not only are we able to enhance their learning, but they support the inclusive and empathetic atmosphere we have built at Tymberwood.

We joined the REAch2 Academy Trust in February 2014 and enjoy being a part of a supportive and collaborative trust.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01474 338660


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.