This job expired on 16 May 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Working pattern

Full time: 100%

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale £30,000 - £46,525

Additional allowances

TLR 2B £5,354

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Role

An opportunity has arisen at Clacton County High School for the role of Deputy SENDCo working with an excellent group of colleagues within our Inclusion team and across the school. We are looking for a colleague that holds Qualified Teacher Status as there will be a subject appropriate teaching timetable alongside the TLR2b requirements for the Deputy SENDCo responsibilities. This post may suit someone currently working in either the FE, primary or secondary sector.

This role brings an opportunity to work alongside a supportive and passionate SENDCo to fulfil the school’s statutory obligations for students with SEND providing invaluable experience to further an individual’s knowledge of SEND in a secondary school setting. We welcome applications from those who have already achieved the NA (SENDCo) and those who would be willing to enrol on this qualification as part of the role.

As a school, we are determined never to stand still and as a result of this commitment, we are seeking an enthusiastic member of staff with either primary or secondary teaching experience. We recognise that candidates with primary teaching experience may also be able to offer additional expertise to support those students working significantly below age related expectations.

We are seeking a motivated person to work alongside colleagues both teaching and non-teaching, to be a role model for all our students, but with a particular focus on supporting those who require assistance in overcoming any barriers to learning, so they are able to access the full curriculum in order to achieve their potential.

The Inclusion team at CCHS is committed to our guiding principles of ‘Higher Expectations, Raising Aspirations, Transforming Lives’. The role of the Deputy SENDCo is to promote and instil these ideals, encouraging all students within their care to access the curriculum and engage with their learning and to build positive, respectful and lasting relationships with others to become successful and valued citizens.

We would be delighted to welcome your application if you feel inspired to be part of the CCHS experience, and have a commitment to understanding who we are, what we value and the culture we are creating. We want to recruit the best staff and invest in them believing this will lead to the best education for our students, our commitment is to both our staff and students.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Should you be successful during the shortlisting process interviews will be held face to face at the school.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • To work in collaboration with the SENDCo.
  • Disseminate good practice in SEND across the school.
  • Deliver high quality lessons
  • Support the aims and ethos of the school.
  • To be responsible for the coordination of academic interventions and ensure that students’ progress is tracked and monitored effectively to enable progress from their starting points.
  • To take responsibility for the support, monitoring, development and training of a group of support colleagues.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status in the UK (primary or secondary experience considered).
  • Experience and knowledge of SEND.
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills.
  • A shared passion for the ethos of making a real difference to young people with the ability to motivate, inspire and have high expectations of students.
  • A commitment to safeguarding and child protection.
  • A dynamic person looking for an opportunity work within a secondary setting working with and supporting children with SEND.
  • Enthusiastic and committed, adaptable and positive.
  • Excited to be part of a committed and caring Inclusion team supporting children to realise their potential.

What the school offers its staff

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Clacton County High School?

We can offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships
  • Free tea and coffee available in all team rooms and communal staff room.
  • Sociable and friendly staff.
  • Staff weekly wellbeing opportunities.

Staff social events.

Employee benefits include:

  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms.

Further details about the role



Pay Range: Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale + TLR 2B

Actual Salary from: £30,000– £46,525 (M1 – U3 )

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

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About Clacton County High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1744 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01255 750913

CCHS is a popular and inclusive comprehensive school that sits in the centre of our community and we are all incredibly proud of our achievements. As a school we have the highest expectations of our students and want every one of them to strive to do their best. We believe that our students have an entitlement to a first class education and provide them with the opportunities they need to excel. In return we expect them to work hard and respect and value others. Our aim is to create the right environment where each student is able to maximise their potential to become a confident, Independent and successful adult. We are a forward-thinking school with an innovative curriculum designed to meet the needs of all students whatever their ability or need. Consequently, we have been recognised by the Department for Education as one of the best schools in the country in terms of the progress made by our students. First established in 1928, Clacton County High School has a very proud history within the town.

It has grown significantly over the years to meet the needs of young people in the local area, however, we are not content with standing still. With an expanding number of students, currently approximately 1700, including a sixth form of around 350 on a separate site, we pride ourselves on creating a personal and supportive environment to promote higher expectations and raise aspirations. We are dedicated to making a difference to the lives of our students and are focussed on raising their expectations and aspirations.

Part of our success is achieved through working in collaboration and partnerships, sharing our expertise and, in return, gaining knowledge back from others. In September 2018, CCHS was rated by Ofsted as a good school with many outstanding features, particularly in regard to leadership and our sixth form provision. We are also proud to be the lead school for the local teacher training scheme.

As well as a firm commitment to all of our students, we are also very committed to supporting colleagues, providing a great CPD and training programme with opportunities for career progression and enhancement.

Arranging a visit to Clacton County High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk.

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