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Deputy SENCO - Part-time

St James' CE (Aided) Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3322-49T
  • Posted:05/01/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:April 2022
  • App Close Date:26/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:10th February 2021


We are looking for a SENCO or qualified teacher who is willing to complete the National Award for SEN Coordination to join our SEND team at St James’.  You will be working closely with our Assistant Headteacher/SENCO for two days a week.  Your working days can be discussed at interview, although our preference would be for Thursdays and Fridays.

You will also work alongside class teachers to improve and develop their practice.  This role does not include a classroom based teaching commitment, although there may be occasions when you will be required to cover.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an interest and understanding of supporting children with SEN in the classroom including the Mainstream Core Standards.  An understanding of how to implement effective SEND interventions would also be advantageous. 

Skills required would include excellent organisational skills, the ability to work to tight deadlines and the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders.  Most importantly you will be dedicated to meeting the needs of every child within the school, and we would expect you to be able to evidence a passion for supporting children with SEND previously within your teaching career. 

Visits to the school would be required in order to be considered for shortlisting.

We have a friendly, supportive team at St James' and we are passionate about inclusion.  Successful candidates would need to be committed to supporting the school's Christian ethos.  We look forward to welcoming you to our family.


Information about the school

St James’ CE (Aided) Primary School opened in September 2019 from the merger of the separate infant and junior schools. The facilities are modern and well resourced and we have 630 pupils in twenty one classes. We have supportive parents and governors and are proud of our Christian ethos. Our community links are strong. To find out more, please visit our website at https://st-james.kent.sch.uk

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Angie Walker (Personnel Manager)
  • Address:Sandrock Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3PR
  • Telephone: (01892) 523006
  • Email: awalker@st-james.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01892 549271


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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).