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Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (Senco) - Full-time

The Victory Academy , Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-6907-231L
  • Posted:14/01/2022
  • Pay:£52,151 - £57,556 per annum
  • Start Date:Term 5
  • App Close Date:30/01/2022 at 17:00
  • Interviews:3 February 2022


We have an exciting vacancy for a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) to join us at The Victory Academy. You will lead the strategic development of special educational needs (SEND) policy and provision within in the school.

Working as part of the Extended Leadership Team and staff you will ensure the best possible outcomes for our students and be the designated teacher for Looked After and previously Looked After Children.


“Work with families and other agencies to safeguard the most vulnerable pupils is

extensive and of a high standard” 

“Staff universally feel well supported by leaders…” Ofsted 2020


Your new role

For a full list of roles, responsibilities and the person specification please view the attached job description.

  • Determine the strategic development of special educational needs (SEND)
  • Be responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEND policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual pupils with SEN or a disability
  • Provide professional guidance to colleagues, working closely with staff, parents and other agencies
  • Ensure the SEND code of practice is being followed
  • Be the Designated Teacher for Looked After and previously Looked After Children
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the STPCD
  • You will be integral in the transition process from primary school to secondary school for SEND students
  • You will lead by example in setting a strong commitment to raising educational attainment for our students with SEN
  • Empathy, emotional intelligence and problem-solving skills are critical to this role

What our Trust will offer you:

  • Revised competitive Payscales to retain and reward excellent staff
  • The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. 
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits.
  • Regular opportunities to meet and share best practice with the relevant year group teachers of the other secondary schools within our trust
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Excellent CPD opportunities including our Early career, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes
  • As an accredited Chartered Teacher organisation you can become a recognised Chartered Teacher 
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Free parking in our staff carpark

Any interested applicants please view our full advert on our careers site here


Information about the school

The Victory Academy is part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We are a mixed Comprehensive School for students of all ability ranges, where everyone works and learns within its caring and supportive environment. Victory is a school for the local community, and we seek opportunities for students to develop as local citizens and serve and support our surrounding charities, industries and families. We are privileged to work in a stunning learning environment with excellent resources. One of our many strengths is having a strong programme of arts education, including achieving a Platinum Artsmark award in 2018 which is held by less than 1% of schools in England. We are focused on providing an education for all. Our belief is that each person is unique – every member of our community has gifts and talents that we seek to grow and channel. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum geared towards ensuring that our students will achieve their academic potential regardless of their starting points, and be dynamic members of society when they leave the Academy.

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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).