Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Special Needs SENCO - Full-time

Valley Park School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4249-447T
  • Posted:09/05/2019
  • Pay:VIAT Main Payscale
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:21/05/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:23 May



Closing Date: Tuesday 21st May 2019

Interview date: Thursday 23rd May 2019

Start date: 1st September 2019

Pay scale: MPS


Valley Park School reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.


Are you the outstanding leader for whom we are looking? Are you……


  • An experienced SENCO?
  • Passionate about teaching and learning?
  • Always striving for excellence in student outcomes?
  • An advocate of all students feeling valued, safe and happy?
  • Committed to making the best provision for all students?


Valley Park School (Maidstone, Kent) is both a very highly respected and over-subscribed school and we are able to offer a unique and rare opportunity for you to join our well-established Foundation Learning Faculty from September 2019. Valley Park is already designated as Outstanding by Ofsted and so the right candidate will appreciate this, and support the Foundation Learning Faculty to drive provision and practice forward even further, towards its goal of becoming World Class.


This is a role for a committed and motivated professional who would like to work in a school that provides a wealth of opportunities for both its students and staff. We have a strong ethos at Valley Park School and we are looking for a visionary team-worker who would fit into our established workforce. This post is suitable for an outstanding and experienced SENCO, who has experience of working effectively as part of a team to achieve outstanding outcomes for students with SEN.


Come and join our dedicated team of professionals who are always willing to support new staff in the best interests of our students. Our school continually evolves in our drive for excellence; we aspire to provide Outstanding Care, Outstanding Education and Outstanding Opportunities. New opportunities, including career profession and development are actively sought for all staff across the school. Collaboration with like-minded colleagues across our Multi-Academy Trust (VIAT) is available to provide: networking, support, quality assurance and friendship. If you think you would thrive in this environment we want to meet you.


The post comes with a range of benefits including:


  • Private Health Insurance
  • Relocation expenses
  • Funded CPD opportunities (in SEN specialisms and the MSc Oxford programme)
  • Potential opportunity to work on the development of our new STEM based free school opening 2020.


Informal visits are welcomed by prior appointment with the school. To visit, please contact the Office Manager, Mrs Goldup at: recruitment@valleypark.viat.org.uk .


If you are interested in this role, please download the application form and send your completed application for to recruitment@valleypark.viat.org.uk .




Information about the school

Valley Park is a thriving community in the heart of Maidstone, comprising approximately 1600 students in years 7 to 13.

We have a specialism in the Creative and Performing Arts. Ofsted in their visit in March 2020, noted that students “conduct themselves with maturity” and “work hard in their lessons, always trying their best.” We are seeking a passionate teacher to join us on the next stage of our journey.

Please return you completed application form to recruitment@valleypark.viat.org.uk .

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01622 661671


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.