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SENCO with Senior Teacher Responsibilities - Full-time

Lydden Primary School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2321-58T
  • Posted:28/03/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS with additional TLR payment
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:23/04/2024 at 20:00
  • Interviews:30th April


Senior Teacher with SENCO responsibilities. Full time MPS/UPS with TLR.

Lydden Primary School are looking to recruit a senior teacher with SENCO responsibilities.

This permanent role will combine 2 days of class teaching and 3 days of non-class-based time in which to undertake the role of SENCO and as a senior teacher to support the Head of School in other duties.

  • Are you considering training as a SENCO or are you a qualified SENCO?
  • Do you have experience of supporting children with additional needs?
  • Are you a successful classroom teacher who can model good practice?
  • Are you passionate about promoting inclusive education?
  • Do you have experience of leadership beyond the classroom?

You don’t have to be a qualified SENCO to apply for this role! We will support you in achieving the National Award/ National Professional Qualification for SENCOs. You will also benefit from the experience and structured support of the SEN team across the Lydden and River Primary Schools Federation to ensure a smooth transition into the school. The SEN provision at Lydden is well established and a full handover will be given to the successful candidate.

We are seeking the right person to join our team. You should be experienced in supporting children with additional needs and should be confident in providing professional guidance to colleagues. You will be involved in the identification of children’s needs and appropriate provision. You will work with parents to ensure appropriate referrals are made and work with colleagues to monitor and review provision across the school. You will have an excellent grasp of written English and you will be able to talk confidently to parents and colleagues and maintain strong professional relationships with external agencies.

As a senior teacher you will support the Head of School in the day-to-day operation of the school. The responsibilities will be varied and require initiative and flexibility. Lydden Primary School is a small rural school with 79 children currently on roll. We have approximately 20% of the school population currently on the SEN register.

Lydden Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In line with KCSIE guidance, paragraph 220, all candidates who are shortlisted will be subject to an online search. This search is not part of the shortlisting process itself and all shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern resulting from the search.

We warmly welcome visits to the school prior to application. Please contact the school office to make an appointment with the Head.

Early applications are encouraged and Lydden Primary School reserves the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

Information about the school

Lydden Primary School is a small rural village school catering for approximately 80 children between the ages of 4-11. Children learn in our four classes.

We aspire for all children to become confident, caring individuals who achieve well academically and develop a love of learning. We aim for our children to develop lifelong skills, taking responsibility for their own learning so that they can face future challenges with confidence.

We know that children learn best when they are happy. We aim to develop self-confidence and have a holistic approach to learning and the curriculum; which enables our children to live as responsible members of their communities.

We offer an attractive and stimulating rural environment including an outdoor classroom, forest school and science area with a pond.

We celebrate diversity and respect all children regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity or religion. We provide a happy, caring, supportive and positive learning atmosphere, where each child can achieve success.

We are committed to working in partnership with parents in the education and development of their child and welcome parents to take advantage of the many informal and formal occasions to enhance home/school relationships.

Lydden Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and therefore all staff and volunteers are subject to checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01304 822887


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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.