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SENCo (Groombridge St Thomas)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/231210/33285
  • Published: Fri 19/05/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/06/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 13
  • Salary: £28.000 - £38.810 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Groombridge

Job introduction

Hours of work: 13 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, (working for 52 weeks per year)
(As the position is part-time, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Friday 2 June 2023

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact: Groombridge St Thoma, Corseley Road, Groombridge, TN3 9SF
Phone: 01892 864305
Email: office@groombridgest-thomas.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: http://www.groombridgest-thomas.e-sussex.sch.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

About the role

Are you passionate about education and making a real difference to the lives of children, if so read on…

We have an exciting opportunity in our small yet beautiful village school for a passionate and dedicated SENCo to build on the strengths already in place.  As our SENCo you will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team and work alongside the staff in ensuring that the right support is in place so that all our children leave school enabled to learn and achieving the very best. At Groombridge we believe that every child should leave primary school flourishing.

The position is part time 0.4 for two days a week but the days can be flexible and may suit someone either looking for a stand-alone post or working across two schools. The position starts from either September 2023 or January 2024, depending on the availability of the successful candidate.

We are looking for someone:

•         With expertise in SEN, who is organised and has a good knowledge and

             understanding of compliance around SEN

•         With the ability to plan and work strategically to ensure the right provision is in place for our pupils

•         Who has excellent communication skills and able to establish good relationships with pupils, staff and parents

In return we can offer:

•         A well-organised SEN department that is already fully compliant

•         Well- behaved and motivated pupils who are keen to learn

•         A dedicated and friendly staff team who are eager to develop themselves and the best for the pupils

•         Opportunities to develop your career, wherever you may be on your career path

Interested applicants can download an application form and additional information from the school website.

Visits to the school are also welcome and candidates should contact Mrs Pett to make an appointment with the Headteacher.

All successful applicants will be subject to Child Protection/DBS checks and professional references.

Closing date Friday 2 June 2023

Interviews TBC

Additional information


Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


Company information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/231210/33285
  • Published: Fri 19/05/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/06/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 13
  • Salary: £28.000 - £38.810 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Groombridge

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