• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    28 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership, SEN specialist
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS / UPS with SEN allowance

Job summary

The ethos of Sandling School is to: work together, achieve together and have fun together; this is true of the whole school community.

We currently have 11% of pupils who are on the SEN register and our last OFSTED inspection February 2020 recognised that “Leaders want all pupils to achieve well, especially disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Staff think carefully about how to meet each individual pupil’s needs. Staff change activities to help these pupils learn alongside their classmates. As a result, disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND are successful in their learning and play a full part in the life of the school.”

We have a rare and exciting opportunity to join our highly committed team as SENCo. We are looking for an inspirational person to further develop and lead inclusion and SEN within our school.

If you have been teaching at least five years, have a good knowledge of Special Needs provision and want to support other staff in maintaining and developing high quality provision for our SEND pupils, then we want to hear from you.

This full time role also comes with 3 days teaching commitment, initially in KS2, as we believe it is important that our SENCo can model the strategies they are advising and view provision within the classroom setting. There is a very experienced, full time SEN Assistant / Nurture Lead who assists the SENCo with pupil assessments, liaison with outside agencies and many other administrative tasks as well as leading on nurture provision within the school. As SENCo, you will also be part of our Senior Leadership Team to help shape the continual cycle of monitoring and improvement.

We can offer you:

a supportive staff team including an SEN Assistant
effective induction
continuing professional development
polite, motivated, enthusiastic and well behaved children
a well-resourced school
an ethos of no ceiling on what children can achieve
a strong governing body.
SENCo allowance (rate commensurate with experience)
We welcome visits to our school to find out more about us. Please see the attached documents for available slots to book.

Please note Sandling Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to safer recruitment procedures.

Employee benefits

This position includes an SEN allowance dependent upon experience

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
420 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01622 763297

About Sandling Primary School

Sandling is a popular, high achieving school in the north of Maidstone. We are an over-subscribed 2 form entry primary.

The school is well resourced with many facilities including: a library, computing suite and extensive grounds with a wildlife area. We offer a wide variety of clubs for children to enrich their learning.

We have designed a creative curriculum, which is regularly refreshed to reflect current topics and interests of the children.

With easy access from the M20, and being situated less than 3 miles from Maidstone centre, the school is easily accessible by road.

Arranging a visit to Sandling Primary School

After school on:
Thursday 29th April
Tuesday 4th May
Thursday 6th May
Please contact the school office to book an appointment time on 01622 763297.

School location

Ashburnham Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2JG

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