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  • Start date details

    September 2024. Earlier start may be available.

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2b (currently £5,348 FTE per annum)
Recruitment & Retention allowance available for the right candidate

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, committed and talented teacher to work alongside our SENDCo to provide high quality academic support to our students who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. This role would suit someone who is seeking a new challenge and is ambitious in their desire for all students to achieve. This role will include a 10-12 period classroom teaching commitment per week, alongside Deputy SENDCo TLR responsibilities. Subjects timetabled will be dependent on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Please outline in your covering letter details of your subject specialism if you are not currently teaching at secondary level.

This role is specifically focused towards an individual looking to develop into a SENDCo of the future, whilst gaining valuable insight and experience, working as part of a busy and supportive team. The successful candidate will be supported to complete SENCO NPQ accreditation, where NASENCO qualification is not already held.

What the school offers its staff

  • A fantastic working environment where students are enthusiastic and want to learn. All our Hampton schools have modern buildings, with light and airy classrooms, outstanding facilities and are situated at the heart of the community.
  • We value our staff and recognise the importance of providing ongoing training opportunities. As a growing Trust we are also able to offer opportunities for promotion and fresh challenges as new roles arise regularly.
  • Our extensive induction programme supports staff every step of the way.
  • Full access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme which is designed to help staff deal with any personal or professional problems. Staff have access to free legal advice, medical information, counselling sessions, online self-help tools, factsheets and the wellbeing portal.
  • Discounted local gym membership.

Further details about the role

This is a new role at Hampton Gardens, created to assist with the smooth running of the Achievement Support team. Hampton Gardens is an inclusive school and provides excellent additional support to ensure all students are able to maximise their potential. Working and supporting the leading of the Achievement Support team the Deputy SENDCo will help to develop strategy and day to day practice within Hampton Gardens. This role is specifically focused towards an individual looking to develop into a SENDCo of the future and gain valuable insight and experience, whilst working as part of a busy and supportive team.

The Achievement Support Department is situated in a purpose-designed suite, equipped with a central collaboration area, a SEN Office, various intervention rooms, and sensory spaces tailored to meet a broad spectrum of student needs. Our dedicated team is led by a Senior SENDCo, with the support of a Deputy SENDCo and an Assistant SENDCo, which benefits from a diverse group of Level 1, 2, and 3 Teaching Assistants. In addition, we have a range of specialised roles including a Pupil Premium Mentor and Dyslexia & SEMH specialists, plus a dedicated SEN Administration Assistant, ensuring comprehensive support across the board.

Our core mission is to ensure the inclusion of students with special educational needs and disabilities in every aspect of school life. We achieve this by making thoughtful adjustments to their environment and by empowering our teaching staff with vital information and effective strategies. This includes the use of Pupil Passports, providing access to the SEND Record, and offering ample staff development opportunities.

Adopting a nurturing approach, we strive to enhance self-efficacy, champion the importance of pupil voice, and foster student independence within the school setting. Our team works in close collaboration with parents/carers and external agencies, facilitating communication and support tailored to the individual needs of the students we serve.

The department is dedicated to innovative and adaptive educational practices, ensuring that we cater to the diverse learning styles and requirements of our students.

Commitment to safeguarding

Hampton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will require an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education, the school will consider carrying out an online search as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Full details are contained with our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Recruitment and Selection Policy, which are available via our website, or on request.

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About Hampton Gardens Secondary School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1157 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Hampton Gardens is an 11-19 free school which opened in September 2017 to an initial intake of 180 Year 7 students. When full, the school will accommodate 1200 students in years 7-11 and 300 students in Sixth Form.

Hampton Gardens is part of the Hampton Academies Trust who also run the highly successful and popular Hampton College all-through school, Hampton Lakes Primary School and Dogsthorpe Infant School. HAT schools have very close links and some shared staff.

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

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