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Sendco - Full-time/Part-time - Special Needs Position

Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough , Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2172-175T
  • Posted:06/10/2021
  • Pay:VIAT Main /Upper Pay Scale
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:19/10/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:22 October 2021


Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough are looking for committed, enthusiastic and caring person to lead the high quality SEN provision within our school.

We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to learn inclusively within the classroom and our Quality First Teaching pedagogy supports this belief. We are looking for a leader to support the team of highly skilled and committed teachers and support staff in creating a curriculum that truly allows all children to achieve their potential.

We are looking for an experienced practitioner who has excellent interpersonal skills to foster positive relationships with our families and work with teachers to ensure the impact of all interventions can be effective.

The successful candidate will;

  • have relevant teaching experience, NASC SENDCO qualification/awareness or willingness to undertake this qualification within 3 years of appointment.
  • have a proven track record of supporting students with SEND, particularly speech and language and ASD.
  • be able to work effectively 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 supportive, knowledgeable colleagues in school and across the Trust
  • opportunities for CPD and career progression within the Trust
  • committed, happy, friendly and supportive staff
  • enthusiastic, well behaved children

For further information, please contact Terrie Hennon on 01622 623772 or e-mail : t.hennon@eastborough.viat.org.uk  Alternatively, please feel free to pop into the school between 9am and 3.30pm.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Information about the school

East Borough is a popular two form entry Primary School with a friendly, caring ethos in the centre of Maidstone. It is set in large grounds, with beautifully maintained buildings and outside areas. We have 3 playgrounds and a large field with a good reputation for sport, ICT and music as well as for academic standards.

Ethos: Our school aims to create a safe, caring and respectful culture to enable children to develop personal abilities, interests and talents. We do this through an identified set of Core Values: Aspiration, Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Courage, with the overall challenge to be the best we can be.

We are developing learning skills to ensure that children acquire positive work attitudes, grow up with honesty and learn to accept responsibility with confidence.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced. It is enriched with trips, visits, productions, extra curricular activities and wrap around care. We offer opportunities for children to excel in a variety of ways.

We provide a quality education to all our pupils helping them to learn, as future citizens and lifelong learners.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 672017

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).