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Senco - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Singlewell Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2509-92T
  • Posted:07/12/2021
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:January 2022 if possible
  • App Close Date:07/12/2021 at 13:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Singlewell Primary school is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and adaptable full time SENCO to join our warm and friendly school. We require a dedicated, vibrant, teaching professional to work with our Headteacher and Assistant Headteachers to determine the strategic direction of the SEN policy and to share their experience and liaise with staff, parents and other professionals to ensure the school’s responsibilities are effectively implemented for the benefit of our wonderful children.

Although there is not a class responsibility, there is a requirement to model and coach excellent teaching practice to teachers and other staff supporting the SEND provision and to provide support for staff applying positive behaviour strategies with individual children.

The candidate would need to have an excellent understanding of the Mainstream Core Standards and enjoy supporting children who need a tailored approach and creative enhancements to make the curriculum inclusive for all. An understanding of developing Nurture/Nest environments would also be advantageous.

Candidates will be required to have qualified teacher status together with the National award for SEN Coordination (or a willingness to complete this within 3 years of the appointment.) Funding for this training award will be undertaken by the school.

Your application should be made after reading the job description and person specification and you will use the application to tell us how your current skills and experience fit the requirements and why you think you would be suited to this role.

Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview so early application is encouraged.  We reserve the right to close the advert when we are in receipt of sufficient applications and without notice.

The Headteacher welcomes informal telephone discussions and visits to view the school prior to applications.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore appointment to this position will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure and other safeguarding recruitment procedures.

Please also visit the school website www.singlewell.kent.sch.uk for further information on the school and to view our Virtual Tour. 

Information about the school

Number on Roll:- 371

Singlewell school has a warm, family feel and is situated in a pleasant leafy site on the outskirts of Gravesend. The school has been expanded to two form entry from September 2016 and had a new building constructed. There are currently two classes in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 and one class in Year 6. All classes have support assistants. From September 2022 there will be a second Year 6 class. We are very lucky to have modern buildings and facilities and spacious grounds.

Our Ofsted inspection recognised that Singlewell is a Good school. Progress and attainment are high across the school and teaching is good. It stated that attendance is high, behaviour is good and children enjoy coming to school. Pupils are eager to learn and work enthusiastically together. There are very positive relationships between pupils and staff.

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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).