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  • Start date details

    September 2023 or as soon as possible after that

  • Closing date

    23 June 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    9 June 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Main scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • At least 3 years successful teaching experience

  • Knowledge of effective quality first teaching and intervention strategies

  • Can work collaboratively with parents, colleagues, governors and local community*

  • Experience of monitoring and evaluating effective teaching and learning*

  • Experience in effective liaison with a range of outside agencies*

  • Qualified teacher status

  • Proven track record of CPD

  • Further specialist qualification in an aspect of SEN eg. ASD, SpLD *

  • A clear understanding of the Teaching Standards

  • Knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and National Curriculum

  • Knowledge and understanding of current developments and best practice in SEN and Inclusion

  • Knowledge and understanding a range of strategies and specifically of ASD strategies and how they can support all pupils

  • Confident use of ICT, including classroom technologies

  • Understanding of child protection procedures and safeguarding children

  • Can use performance data to inform provision mapping and planning

  • Can manage people to work effectively, both individually and in teams

  • Produce and update external agency professional forms, EHC plans etc

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral

  • Can work effectively, prioritising and managing time, working under pressure to meet deadlines

  • Will promote our learning ethos , supporting our vision for outstanding education developing happy, confident, successful and caring global citizens

  • Ability to ensure environments within the school are welcoming, inclusive and fully supportive of all children achieving their very best

  • A commitment to inclusive education with ‘here for the children’ ethos

  • Ambition, energy, enthusiasm, humour, determination and drive

  • Reliability, professionalism and integrity

  • Understands the statutory requirements of Equal Opportunities legislation and implements the schools policy

  • Willingness to undertake additional training/staff development as appropriate including INSET days and staff meetings

  • Ability to reflect on own professional practice and be self-motivated in seeking to improve; identify own training and development needs and those of others and participate in activities to address them.

What the school offers its staff

We are an outstanding school- driven with high expectations of the children and of each other.

We are part of a growing but small MAT- Coastal Academies Trust and as such are committed to supporting all staff and children to be the best that they can be.

As a large school, there are huge number of opportunities to develop your leadership skills- we run our own middle leaders course as well as facilitating the CAT's middle and senior leaders course. As such we are highly committed to your professional development.

Most importantly, we are a family. We are warm and welcoming to children, their families and staff.

The school is immensely proud of the diverse community it serves and is committed to maintaining outstanding outcomes for every child, no matter what their starting point in an environment that promotes intellectual, physical, emotional, social and spiritual development.

As with any school, there are challenges...but the rewards of working at Cliftonville are huge.

Further details about the role

Do you want to make a difference to childrens lives.

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate Assistant Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) to join our inclusive and dynamic school.

As an Assistant SENCO, you will play a vital role in supporting the SENCO in ensuring that allchildren with special educational needs or disabilities receive the highest quality of education and support.


  • Collaborate closely with the SENCO to develop and implement effective strategies for identifying and meeting the needs of students with special educational needs or disabilities.
  • Assist in coordinating and reviewing individual Education, Health, and Care Plans (EHCPs) to ensure appropriate provision is in place.
  • Work with teachers, parents/guardians, and external agencies to create personalized learning plans for students with special educational needs or disabilities.
  • Support the implementation of differentiated teaching approaches and resources to meet thediverse needs of students.
  • Conduct regular assessments and monitor progress of students with special educational needs or disabilities, providing feedback to teachers and parents/guardians.
  • Provide advice, guidance, and training to teachers and support staff on strategies to support students with special educational needs or disabilities.
  • Promote inclusive practices throughout the school and raise awareness of the importance of special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to students with special educational needs or disabilities.
  • Stay updated on current legislation, policies, and best practices in the field of special educational needs and disabilities.

We would love you to come and see us in action and meet our wonderful children with the SENDCo and Head teacher.

Commitment to safeguarding

At CPS the safeguarding and welfare of our children is the most important thing. We employ robust recruitment procedures to ensure that all staff understand and adhere to the key principles of safeguarding: Protecting children from maltreatment Preventing impairment of children’s health or development Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome. This will deter and prevent people who are unsuitable to work with children from applying for or securing employment, or volunteering opportunities in our school.
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About Cliftonville Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
828 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01843 227575

We are one of the largest primary schools in Kent with nearly 862 children on roll, including a 26-place Pre-School that offers 30 hour provision. Following our Ofsted inspection, January 2023, we join a small group or primaries who have kept their OUTSTANDING judgement in every aspect of the school. This is attributable to the dedication and professionalism of ALL staff. When joining us, you will be supported to be the best that you can be. As an academy within the Coastal Academies Trust (CAT) we are passionate and driven in delivering outstanding opportunities for our whole community- staff, children and parents. We are a family. Our school is warm and welcoming to children, their families and staff. The school is immensely proud of the diverse community it serves and is committed to maintaining outstanding outcomes for every child, no matter what their starting point in an environment that promotes intellectual, physical, emotional, social and spiritual development. As with any school, there are challenges...but the rewards of working at Cliftonville are huge. Our school values of Independence, safe and settled, respect, resilience, aspiration, learning and community are integral to all that we are and do at Cliftonville Primary and Pre-school. As part of our commitment to community we make it our mission to promote positive wellbeing for all our pupils, staff and the wider community including parents and carers. We recognise that without positive wellbeing we cannot reach our full potential. Therefore, we aim to educate and support our whole school community on the importance of wellbeing and mental health, ensuring it is everyone’s responsibility to care for one another. Through our innovative ‘Wellbeing Hub’ we will provide mental health support, understanding and intervention for pupils and parents ensuring a holistic approach. Our staff are our greatest resource and so we ensure that all staff have a supportive network and feel they are listened, to and valued at all times. We work together with a whole range of partners including parents, external agencies, local groups to foster warm, friendly and purposeful relationships. Through these partnerships we support and develop the children's social, and emotional foundations upon which learning is achieved through a bespoke, exciting, ambitious and engaging curriculum. The school holds a number of important accreditations including most recently the Well being Award, the Inclusion Quality Mark and the Continuous Professional Learning and Development Quality Mark.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email finance@cliftonvilleprimary.co.uk.

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