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Additional Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator - Full-time/Part-time - Special Needs Position

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-3917-215T
  • Posted:22/10/2021
  • Pay:MPS/UPR plus SEN allowance
  • Start Date:January 2022 if possible
  • App Close Date:21/11/2021 at 23:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 7 December


Garlinge Primary School and Nursery currently has a vacancy for an Additional SENDCo. We require an enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced teaching professional to work alongside our current Lead SENDCo to support the management of the school's Inclusion and SEND responsibilities, ensuring these are effectively and appropriately implemented throughout our school community. This is a fantastic opportunity for a practitioner with SEND expertise to use their skills, vision and drive to enable our children with SEND to flourish and reach their potential.

We have a degree of flexibility with this position and have scope to offer a full-time position working five days a week (with a 0.4 equivalent teaching commitment across the school) or could also offer the role as a part-time position working three days a week (without a teaching commitment). Please indicate on your application form whether you are interested in a full-time or part-time position.

The successful candidate is likely to be a qualified SENDCo, or has the commitment and ambition to gain this qualification. As part of the role the post holder will also have direct supervisory responsibility for a large team of Teaching Assistants.

At Garlinge we pride ourselves on our inclusivity. As part of the Additional SENDCo role we also therefore require a commitment to delivering an outstanding level of Teaching and Learning and a rich and enjoyable curriculum for our diverse range of pupils.

If you would like to visit our school please email the HR Officer on ashbyc@garlinge.kent.sch.uk to make an appointment for a tour of our large site. The tour will be conducted by a member of the Leadership Team.  

Our school website also features a comprehensive video tour of the school which gives a fantastic representation of a typical day at Garlinge. You will also find a wealth of information relating to policies, values and standards.

To apply, please complete the online application form. Please do not attach a CV as all necessary information should be provided in your application form.

A formal thirty minute interview will take place on Tuesday 7 December with a panel comprising of members of the Leadership Team. You will also be expected to teach a 30 minute lesson to a Year 3 class. The lesson will be observed by a member of our Leadership Team. You will also be required to deliver a short presentation to the interview panel before the interview itself.

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on the school website. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

If applicants have not been contacted by Wednesday 1 December they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Information about the school

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a ‘Good’ school as recognised in our latest Ofsted inspection (March 2018). The inspection found that staff ‘have an unwavering commitment and determination to provide the best possible experiences for all pupils in a happy, calm and aspirational environment’.

We are a large four form entry school to the west of Margate with approximately 770 pupils. We aim to provide a caring, exciting and inclusive learning environment where every child and family really matters with a focus on raising standards alongside the development of the whole child. The school’s values are Perseverance, Aspiration, Respect and Teamwork and all children are familiar with these. The recent Ofsted visit noted that the values ‘pervade every aspect of the school’s work’, and we are proud that is the case.

We are a school with specialist provision for Physically Disabled pupils and provide a link class with Foreland Fields School.

We are a part of an established Cooperative Trust (Thanet Endeavour Learning Trust), working with Bromstone Primary School and St Mildred’s Primary Infant School. We work closely within our Trust to improve all aspects of our practice, including CPD and support for ECTs. We are also proud to be part of a Federation between our school and Parkside Community Primary School in Canterbury.

Our large site comprises of a KS2 and a KS1 building, three large playgrounds and a school field and we continue to invest heavily in our outdoor learning environment which includes an inclusive play area and sports courts.

We inspire, respect and celebrate achievement and diversity.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01843 298648


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).