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Senco & DSL - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Featherby Infant School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-2401-71T
  • Posted:09/11/2021
  • Pay:MPS/UPS depending on experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:29/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:3rd December 2021


We are looking to appoint a teaching colleague to become our new SENCo and DSL, and join our Featherby team. This is a non-teaching post, although occasionally some class cover may be required.
You will already be an excellent classroom practitioner within your phase and ideally have experience within SEN and inclusion within your current role and phases. With tailored support we will further develop you and give you the skills, encouragement and experience within the profession to continue to learn and care.
We actively welcome interest from colleagues who already hold the National SENCO Award as well as from teachers (from any specialism) who have a keen interest in developing their career in SEN and inclusion.
You will:
• Be fully committed to our school and our ethos
• Have an excellent understanding of SEN Code of Practice and procedures
• Be a skilled and experienced teacher with exemplary classroom practice, and the skills to be able to coach and develop this within others
• Have a strong track record in making an impact on pupils’ progress
• Have excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills
• Be able to lead, motivate and inspire others to achieve excellence
• Be innovative and have a passion for high quality education for all
In return we offer:
a positive, friendly and happy working environment
a fantastic school community all working towards achieving the best for our pupils
national terms and conditions
tailored programmes of CPD with cross trust development opportunities
a generous package of Maritime Trust staff benefits.
Further information about the Trust and school is available at www.Maritimeacademytrust.org and the attached information pack
We reserve the right to close the advert should the right candidate be found, therefore early applications are recommended.
The Trust and its academies are committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a successful Enhanced DBS check and pre-employment checks may be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.

Information about the school

Featherby Infant & Nursery and Junior School are a partnership of two values-led community schools where everyone loves learning and being the best we can be. We are part of Maritime Academy Trus, an innovative partnership of schools based in Greenwich, Bexley, Kent and Medway. Our academies have transformed through targeted collaboration, innovative ideas and an entrepreneurial curriculum which equips children with leadership and life skills.

We achieve the highest standards by continuously broadening our skill sets - we nurture skills for learning alongside skills for life, encouraging the children to become independant learners of the future.

We believe in encouraging independence with the ability to work collaboratively embracing known pedagogy whilst developing new models for learning. Using the latest technologies.

The care and well-being of our pupils is a high priority and our children are enthusiastic and hardworking.

To find out more about us please contact our Administration Manager, Mrs Jo Barraclough, to arrange a visit. Phone 01634 231984

Job Contact Information


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).