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Deputy Senco - Part-time

Heath Farm School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-6060-146S
  • Posted:09/05/2024
  • Pay:£21,000 to £26,000 per annum
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:28/05/2024 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC


How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Deputy SENco

Heath Farm School, Charing Heath, Ashford

£21,000 to £26,000 per annum

22.5 hours per week, 3 days (hours TBC)

Permanent, Term Time only

UK applicants only. This role does not offer sponsorship.

As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a Deputy SENco to join our close-knit team at Heath Farm School.

About the role

To support the Assistant Head: SENCo by taking responsibility for uploading information before and post PEP meetings. Liaise with teaching staff to input factual and up to date data.

Assist with the management of the provision for students with SEND, particularly for those who are CiC.  Duties will include allocating dedicated support time for students, creating and collating relevant PEP paperwork, leading and/or contributing to PEP meetings with wider professionals, contributing to EHC plans and creating and overseeing relevant student passports.


Children in Care (CiC) Provision and Personal Education Plans (PEPs)

  • Gain an understanding of CiC students EHCP outcomes that inform PEP’s and improve opportunities to build life skills to support independence.
  • Support Designated Teacher in delivering PEPs and monitor and record all pupils in Care Personal Education Plans. 
  • Help to facilitate and support PEP meetings, liaising with outside agencies and Virtual School Education Officers.
  • Liaise with all teaching staff before and after PEP meetings. Ensure they are supported when completing the tasks within the agreed timescales.

Qualification required: QTS

Why join Acorn Education?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.

Information about the school

About the School

We are an independent SEN school that offers a unique and stimulating environment where every pupil can make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education. From our nurturing approach for primary pupils through to the relaxed working environment of the specialist College Provision, all students are encouraged to reach high standards in every aspect of their lives.

Our pupils present with a wide range of needs, including social and emotional issues, learning difficulties, mental health problems and associated conditions. However, they are able to enjoy extraordinary outcomes and be happy at school.

Acorn Education is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable pupils and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

We are part of Acorn Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.

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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.