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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR paid dependant on whether SENCO qualified or non-qualified

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Assistant SENCO to join our highly committed team from September 2024. The Special Educational Needs department is already well-established with resources to enable all children to have access to the whole curriculum, and an outstanding inclusion team that is highly valued by the senior leadership team and teaching staff. The department will be expanding, as we progress into Key Stage 5 teaching, so we are looking for a dedicated Assistant SENCO with a passion for Special Educational Needs, the ability to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills to assist the SENCO in the further development of SEND within the school. We are looking for someone who can develop and maintain learning resources within the Centre for SEND, by Monitoring and tracking the progress of pupils with SEN support and those with EHCPs in order to ensure consistently high attainment.

The successful candidate will assist in the implementation of the SEN Code of Practice and be committed to supporting SEND students through their work in close partnership with teaching staff, parents and carers, and liaise with a wide range of external professionals.

It is an exciting time to join our teaching staff at Cambourne Village College and Cambourne Sixth Form. Already a well-established and successful school, the addition of our Sixth Form marks the final phase of our expansion. The school benefits from a wealth of exciting facilities and a strong culture of mutual support; staff morale is high and our students are courteous and eager to participate in the highly engaging curriculum offered to them. We are ambitious for our Sixth Form to reflect the successes of our main school, where results are consistently strong, with excellent progress 8 scores. Cambourne Village College is a 1:1 iPad school, with all students having a personal device; our Sixth Form students will have a device of their choosing in all lessons.

What the school offers its staff


We offer the following benefits, designed to promote your wellbeing and make your time with The Cam Academy Trust satisfying and rewarding.

Core benefits

  • Holiday – Up to 30 days’ paid holiday a year plus bank holidays for full time non-teaching staff (statutory leave for teaching staff)
  • Paid leave – enhanced sick pay, maternity pay and adoption leave pay (linked to service) and paid leave for unforeseen personal situations
  • Pension – a generous defined benefit pension with the Local Government Pension Scheme or Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Death in service payment – lump sum payment and an ongoing pension for your partner & children (subject to conditions & membership of our pension scheme)

Health and wellbeing

  • Employee counselling and support – free, independent 24/7 help and advice for work-related issues, as well as problems affecting your home life
  • Wellbeing groups – arrangements may differ from school to school (secondary school staff)
  • Environment – good working environment with excellent facilities (facilities may differ from school to school)

Professional development

  • Professional development – full and part-funded training courses and a wide range of learning opportunities available to all staff

Employee discounts

  • Car parking – free and on-site
  • Cycle-to-work scheme – save £££ on a new bike and accessories
  • Subsidised membership to the Chartered College of Teaching (teaching staff)

Work-life balance

  • Flexible working – all staff can make a request to work flexibly
  • Teacher cover - We have Cover Supervisors and General Teachers reducing the amount of cover required by teachers and PPA periods are on timetables and not used for cover purposes (school teaching staff)

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Cambourne Village College

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1305 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Cambourne Village College, an academy of The Cam Academy Trust, opened in brand new premises in September 2013 with just five forms of Year 7 pupils. Serving one of the fastest-growing communities in the UK, we now have more than 1300 pupils on roll, with major further expansion planned, including the opening of our new sixth form centre in September 2024.

The College has enjoyed remarkable success since opening, gaining an early Ofsted Outstanding rating along with designation as a Leading Edge School. Our pupils achieve excellent results in public examinations via a curriculum designed to offer maximum breadth and opportunity for all abilities. Our extra-curricular offer is also outstanding: annual musical drama performances, termly concerts, a wide range of competitive and recreational sporting activities, and many further clubs and events are on offer. In 2019, we were granted the International School Award by the British Council and are looking forward to re-launching our programme of international visits and exchanges this year.

We strive to be a welcoming and inclusive school for our pupils and also to fulfil our Village College ethos in serving the whole community: we support an active adult education programme and more than 30 local groups and organisations make use of the school’s facilities, out of hours. This unusual commitment to our local community was a key factor in our winning a prestigious Silver Award in the ‘Making a Difference’ category of the Pearson School of the Year celebrations in 2018.

Arranging a visit to Cambourne Village College

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