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Senco - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Hillview School for Girls, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5450-132T
  • Posted:14/06/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:Negotiable
  • App Close Date:03/07/2024 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Full Time SENCo

Start date negotiable



Do you want to be part of a community which offers a positive, exciting and rewarding place to work?  Hillview School for Girls is a popular, high achieving, non-selective school based in Tonbridge, Kent.  Working for us will give you the opportunity to work alongside enthusiastic subject specialists and engage with creative pedagogical development.

Our calm and focused classroom environments, where students are keen to learn, achieve and appreciate their teachers’ dedication and support, are the main reasons why teachers love to work at Hillview.

We are seeking to appoint a SENCo to work as part of a supportive team alongside our existing Director of SEND and Assistant SENCO, to secure outstanding SEND provision.

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead, direct and deploy the SEND team, to create efficient and effective learning support
  • Have a full understanding of the SEND code of practice 2015
  • Understand the ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ cycle and how to lead this across a team, to create the greatest impact for the students
  • Have knowledge of the four key areas of need and experience of creating and delivering appropriate interventions and support
  • Lead on the provision for those with formal SEMH needs and create appropriate interventions and support
  • Take a joint lead on referrals, EHCPs and HNF and as such work with external agencies
  • Communicate with a range of stakeholders: teachers, students, parents etc.
  • Secure comprehensive and accessible record keeping across the department

In return, we offer an exciting and rewarding place to work. We are a supportive, collaborative school and have a strong record of developing our middle leaders.

Please use the contact details below if you would like the opportunity to tour the school or to discuss the role informally before making an application.

Information about the school

We are a creative, inclusive school where all students flourish and make exceptional progress. Our dynamic Performing and Visual Arts specialisms have a profound impact upon learning and contribute to the purposeful, friendly and stimulating atmosphere that permeates the school. We foster self-esteem and high aspirations.

Hillview consistently achieves above national average and recognises the value and importance in developing the child beyond qualifications and preparing them for the future world beyond education. Our students enjoy their time at school and the staff enjoy the supportive, caring and friendly atmosphere.

Our dynamic Performing and Visual Arts specialisms have a profound impact upon learning and contribute to the purposeful, friendly and stimulating atmosphere that permeates the school. We foster self-esteem and high aspirations.

By encouraging a ‘can-do’ culture, our students become astute, ambitious and independent. Visitors often comment about how articulate and enthusiastic our students are.

Our vision is that: students unlock their pure potential to drive their future and thrive in society.

The pure potential belief is integral to everything that we do in school and the outcomes we expect for our students.

The View @ East Street (TV@ES) This is a new provision based in the heart of Tonbridge. It is a comfortable and small-scale study centre for 16 to 17-year-old students. This Satellite Centre, of the highly successful Hillview School for Girls, offers the highest level of support through a personalised and nurturing approach to its students, with dedicated pastoral support, counsellors and support mentors. This centre supports young people who would benefit and prefer to study in a smaller learning environment.

Two study programmes are available which can be personalised to meet the student’s interests and needs. Our personalised careers advice supports the student in meeting their aspirations and guides them onto the next part of their journey, whether it be moving onto an apprenticeship or further full-time educational studies in a Sixth Form or college environment. Our focus is firmly on equipping young people not only with key qualifications, but also with the broad range of employability and life skills they need for a sustained career – with the option to continue their studies in Higher Education.

Additional Learning Support at TV@ES is designed to remove any potential barriers to learning and ensure successful outcomes. We work closely with all our students to organise support and make reasonable adjustments to their learning experiences. Our experienced and specialist team offer a range of support, treating all students as individuals and enabling them to achieve their full potential.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01732 368718


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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.