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Senco - Part-time

Earlscliffe Independent Sixth Form College, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-6138-177T
  • Posted:15/04/2024
  • Pay:Competitive
  • Start Date:1 September 2024
  • App Close Date:03/05/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 6 May 2024


We seek to hire a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) to join our team, working three days a week in a non-classroom capacity. We believe this role is vital to the development of the long term education offer at Earlscliffe and is an integral part of ensuring the wellbeing of every student in our care. As a small school, we have a special opportunity to provide a nurturing environment where bright students with untapped potential can truly flourish. These are the highly intelligent students who are not best served in a larger mainstream environment but who, in a small school setting able to cater to individual learning styles, can begin to meet their true potential.

The SENCO will need to have the skills and experience to work efficiently and effectively to both meet the needs of students but also ensure staff across the school understand how to get the very best out of each and every student.

The SENCO element of the role will be 0.6 FTE with additional hours potentially available dependent on your teaching subject specialism and our curriculum.

Applicants should hold qualified teacher status and either possess the SENCO accreditation or be actively working towards it.

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to inspire highly able and well-motivated students to fulfill and exceed their potential
  • A dynamic and supportive working environment
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Small class sizes
  • Long holidays
  • Free meals form our in-house catering team
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Joining our team means becoming part of an enthusiastic and dedicated group within a supportive school community. We warmly welcome visits to the school to learn more about our environment.

Information about the school

Earlscliffe was founded as an independent, day and boarding, sixth form college in 2012 and is part of the Dukes Education group of elite educational establishments.

We offer a gold standard A-level programme in traditional subjects providing the best academic preparation for entry into the worlds most competitive universities.

Earlscliffe offers a personalised education like no other college of its kind, drawing on the traditions and methods of Oxbridge colleges, top public schools, Ivy League universities and innovative best practice.

Earlscliffe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), verification of candidates’ right to work in the UK and other pre-employment checks as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023). Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches as part of our recruitment process. We value diversity and promote equality for all.

We reserve the right to close vacancies early so please apply as soon as possible

For further details on our Safeguarding Policy and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy, please see our school website: https://www.earlscliffe.co.uk/about-earlscliffe/policies/.

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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.