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Senco - Part-time

Wittersham CEP School, Tenterden

  • Ref:KCC886-3346-52L
  • Posted:16/02/2021
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus SENCO allowance
  • Start Date:May 2021 but negotiable
  • App Close Date:05/03/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


We all want to make a difference; to offer children the best of opportunities to learn and to succeed, to grow as happy, accomplished sociable young people.

Come and make a difference at Wittersham!

We are seeking to appoint an experienced SENCo for the equivalent of 2 to 3 days a week. This may include a teaching commitment covering PPA in Key Stage 2.

Ideally the position will start in May 2021 although this could be negotiated to a later start date for the right candidate.

We are looking for applicants with previous experience working as a SENCo and who have already completed the National Award for SEN Coordination. 

You will be part of a forward thinking team who put children's learning and well-being at the heart of everything they do.  In our GOOD January 2020 Ofsted report, the HMI reported "All of the staff are proud to work at the school. They are highly positive about leaders’ concern for their workload and well-being". "This is a happy and welcoming school...Staff have caring relationships with pupils and know their families well. Pupils respond positively to leaders’ high expectations. Pupils want to do well, and they learn to persevere and not give up. They thrive within this trusting and harmonious environment. 

If you are passionate about children's learning, ambitious about developing outstanding practice and a team player with a sense of fun, then Wittersham is the school for you.

We want a member of our team who has:

  • Enthusiasm, commitment and high expectations of all pupils and themselves. 
  • Excellent teamwork and organisational skills. 
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire others.
  • Positive outlook and the flexibility and adaptabilty needed when working in a small school!
  • Able to be supportive of the school's Christian, caring ethos and our committment to the developement of the whole child in partnership with all stakeholders.

We can offer you:

  • Happy, engaged and articulate children who are eager to learn and proud of their school
  • Good professional development opportunities both externally and with a Headteacher experienced in developing professionals through National Support work
  • A friendly, creative and committed team of staff and a school with a happy, positive atmosphere
  • A supportive and enthusiastic Governing Body and parenting community
  • Being part of the forward thinking Tenterden Rural Alliance of schools which includes opportunities for further professional development and professional collaboration
  • A caring, thriving and welcoming environment with strong ties to the community
  • A school in beautiful surroundings with a large sports pitch, swimming pool, reflection garden and nature area

Contact the Headteacher for an informal chat to find out more or email her on headteacher@wittersham.kent.sch.uk.  If lockdown restrictions allow, visits are warmly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01797 270329.

Information about the school

We are a Church of England school, situated in the village of Wittersham, 4 miles from Tenterden, set in beautiful rural surroundings, backing onto farmland. The school has strong ties to the local community, but also has a modern and dynamic approach. Our lovely school buildings date from 1874 with the new, purpose built, classroom extension opened in December 2000.

At Wittersham we believe that every child must be nurtured, valued and empowered to have the highest aspirations for their future and to reach their full potential through the provision of stimulating, innovative and creative curriculum. We want our learning community to achieve high standards by equipping them with the skills to succeed and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

To find out more about us, visit our school web site at: www.wittersham.kent.sch.uk or phone on 01797 270329 to arrange an appointment to look around the school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Caroline Penn
  • Address:The Street, Wittersham, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7EA
  • Telephone: (01797) 270329
  • Email: office@wittersham.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01797) 270259


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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.