Part-time SENCO

Cheam Common Junior Academy, Worcester Park, Surrey


Job details

Job role Teacher, SEN specialist
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary Depending on experience

Job summary

Contract: Part Time (2 days or equivalent with the possibility of an extra day) and Permanent

Start Date: 1st September 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, experienced and child-centred SENCO to join our successful and dedicated Inclusion Team at LEO Academy Trust. We are looking to appoint a part time SENDCo who will join our central team and support across all of our academies.

The ideal candidate will play a key role in supporting the Trust’s vision. They will work alongside the Associate Principal for Inclusion and the SENDCo’s in each academy to maintain and fully develop excellence in every aspect of the Academies’ operation. They will be committed to ensuring that every child and young person with SEND makes excellent progress, through access to high quality provision.

This person will support SENDCo’s to provide the best possible opportunities for our children with high levels of need. We are looking for someone with experience of supporting the EHCP process, working with external agencies and a strong ability to communicate effectively.

We are looking for someone who:

Holds QTS (or equivalent) and a minimum of an undergraduate degree

Has successfully undertaken the National Award SENCo Qualification (desirable but not essential)

Can demonstrate recent and outstanding understanding of the EHCP process

Is able to effectively articulate the needs of pupils both orally and in written form

Has excellent communication skills

Has a strong ability to work as a team

As a member of our team, you will be actively involved in improving the outcomes for children across the Trust. You will benefit from working within an experienced team with close links to the Local authority. You will have the opportunity to work in each academy and will represent the Trust at the new Local Authority SENDCo cluster groups throughout the year.

LEO Academy Trust champion continuous professional development and deliver a programme of in house CPD including our Middle Leader and Aspiring Head programmes. We also work with a range of partners to offer accessible training for all staff including e-learning, a CPD app and face to face workshops.

We believe in the importance of succession planning, and that we are well placed to support you in your next challenge. We offer opportunities to work across different academies within the Trust, and a commitment to promotion opportunities, encouraging ‘home grown’ talent.

Applying for the job

Please visit the LEO Academy Trust website to view further details about the role and how to apply.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 458 pupils enrolled
Age range 7 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Cheam Common Junior Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Cheam Common Junior Academy

At LEO Academy Trust, we are proud to serve over 3500 pupils from across the London Borough of Sutton. Our Trust was formed in 2015. Since then, we have developed a self-improving network of great learning communities formed from six primary schools, supported by a range of hubs of excellence, providing endless opportunities for our pupils, staff and the local communities we are part of. With over 400 staff, our schools are empowered to support each other to improve both outcomes for our pupils, and to drive performance across the wider school system. The Trust Central Team is based at Cheam Common Junior Academy, one of six schools that make up LEO Academy Trust. Located in Worcester Park, Cheam Common Juniors is a four form junior school. The academy was inspected by Ofsted in September 2018 and was found to be good in all categories, with outstanding leadership. The inspectors found that "Pupils’ attainment at the end of key stage 2 is significantly above the national average.
Nearly all pupils meet the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics. A well above average proportion of pupils attain the higher or greater depth standard."

Arranging a visit to Cheam Common Junior Academy

Informal conversations are welcomed and visits to our academies are highly encouraged.

Please contact the Trust’s dedicated HR Team on 020 8337 1844 (option 4) or via email at

School location

Kingsmead Avenue, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 8UT