Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Sendco - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Twydall Primary School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-2014-18L
  • Posted:07/09/2021
  • Pay:Leadership Scale 1 - 4
  • Start Date:January 2022 or earlier
  • App Close Date:08/10/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 11th October



Salary: Leadership Scale L1 – 4

Start date:  January 2022

An opportunity has arisen to appoint a SENDCO and we invite applications from qualified teachers who wish to join our happy, unique and hardworking school and who have the passion to inspire.  The successful applicant will join our Core Leadership Team to represent and drive our SEND provisions across the school.

We are looking for a teaching practitioner who has a proven track record of raising standards of achievement for all SEND pupils including promoting high quality teaching, monitoring and assessment and the effective use of resources to encourage pupils to become independent learners.  To provide support for their welfare, and to support the inclusion of pupils in all aspects of school life.  To foster posiitve relationships with our families and work with teachers to ensure the impact of all interventions can be evidenced.

The successful candidate will;

  • have relevant teaching experience, NASC SENDCO qualification/awareness or willingness to undertake this qualification
  • have a proven track record of supporting students with SEND, particularly speech and language, Social Emotional & Mental Healt and ideally experience with physical disabilities.
  • be able to work as part of a team to achieve the very best for our children
  • be organised, flexible and enthusiastic
  • be resilient and resourceful with high expectations of self and others

In turn we can offer:

  • the opportunity to work with RMET, a geographically local academy group, which strongly supports staff CPL and well-being
  • committed, happy, friendly and supportive staff
  • enthusiastic children

At Twydall Primary school, we foster a shared vision of the 4 C’s, Care Courtesy, Consideration and Commitment.  The school has circa 400 pupils and is a central part of the local Community, with large grounds, and an excellent outdoor learning environment. Twydall Primary School is a unique school and has been praised by Ofsted on our Inclusion provisions.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments are subject to successful references and a satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure.

Please telephone 01634 231761 or e-mail williams-king.s@twydallprimary.medway.sch.uk to make an appointment to see Twydall in action.

Closing date for applications Friday 8th October 2021

Information about the school

Twydall Primary School and Nursery, part of the RMET (Rainham Mark Education Trust) family of Schools.

'A nurturing school at the heart of its community'

We are a unique school, in which all pupils strive to be the very best they can be. We are a happy and motivated community, our inclusive ethos is built around Care, Courtesy, Consideration and Commitment (4 C’s).

All our work is underpinned by our highly qualified, dedicated and innovative specialist staff. We work with parents, Governors and Medway LA to provide a stimulating and rewarding education which goes beyond the classroom and contributes to our local community.

External verification clearly highlights Twydall Primary is rapidly moving forward on our journey to be rightly recognised as being a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted.

We are confident that our pupils are able to experience the joy of learning through our broad and engaging curriculum with specialist teaching support from Rainham Mark Grammar School. We are extremely aspirational for all members of our school community: we embrace life-long learning and are committed to extending our knowledge, developing our staff and all of our children.

Our curriculum intent is to increase each child’s cultural capital through:

Recognising children’s prior learning. Providing a specialist based teaching, which offers rich learning experiences connected through the skills of reading. Developing interpersonal skills, resilience, intellectual curiosity. Stretch, challenge and inspire. Developing a sense of passion and knowledge of their local area and communities. Experiencing the joy of learning through challenging enrichment opportunities.

Our curriculum Implementation is based around specialist teaching in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 to deliver the core subjects of Reading, Writing and Maths and also for the teaching of the Foundation subjects of Science, Humanities and Art.

In EYFS our children learn through a mixture of child initiated play and direct teaching in small groups. The classroom environments are carefully set up to develop curiosity, independence and challenge. The development of language through rhyme and story-telling are a focus. Pupils are able to learn inside and outside across the sessions. RWI phonics is introduced in the nursery as a foundation for reception.

In Key Stage 1 children are registered in their home classrooms but then move for phonics, English and Maths lessons. All other subjects are taught in the home classrooms we recognising the need for children to develop their imaginations and learn through play we practice Continuous provision throughout Reception and Year 1 and 2 to encourage children’s development and encourage their natural curiosity.

We have a great deal of experience, specially trained staff and a superb Inclusion team who work hard with all families to ensure that all pupils receive the very best care, provision and expert help. The whole school benefits from having a broad intake including those with hearing impairments and physical disabilities.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Simone Williams-King
  • Address:Twydall Lane, Twydall, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 6JS
  • Telephone: 01634 231 761
  • Email: office@twydallprimary.org.uk


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.