February 28, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
Ebbsfleet Academy is now recruiting for a Deputy SENCO, joining us from September 2023
MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + London Fringe Allowance + TLR
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
March 30, 2023


Ebbsfleet Academy is now recruiting for a Deputy SENCO, joining us from September 2023. This is a new opportunity to be part of an expanding SEN department, developing and leading special needs provision and inclusive practice across the Academy.

The overarching purpose of this role is to promote high-quality teaching, effective use of resources, and high standards of learning and achievement for students with SEN. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, flexible, well organised and able to work as part of a team as well as having the ability to work alone when required and is ideal for candidates with QTS who are keen to progress within the SEN remit.

Key responsibilities, as outlined in the job description, include;​​​​​​​

  • To assist the SENCo in leading the Endeavour provision for SEND within the Academy in the context of current legislation.
  • To manage resources for SEND students across the Academy to ensure that they are used efficiently, effectively, and safely.
  • To support the SENCo in managing the implementation of an inclusive curriculum for students in the Endeavour.
  • To work with the SENCo to develop, manage and maintain provision maps for students in Endeavour.
  • To support the SENCo with the coordination of the daily LSA duties and timetables.
  • To support the SENCo with the development, implementation, and deliverance of intervention groups and support.
  • To deputise for the SENCo in non-statutory matters relating to SEND.

​​​​​​​Please note, there is no expectation to be working towards the Qualified SENCo award as we have the capacity to deliver training and implement the course for the successful candidate.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This is a permanent, full-time opportunity offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + London Fringe Allowance + TLR. Suitable and interested candidates are encouraged to make contact with Rachel Cribben (Recruitment Coordinator), via or 01634 412258.

Working with us: ​​​​​Ebbsfleet Academy is a dynamic and successful 11-18 Academy serving the local community. We have students of all abilities and from a wide variety of backgrounds, all of whom contribute to the richness of our school population.

At Ebbsfleet Academy our aim is to get the best out of every student; excellence in teaching and learning is therefore at the heart of our work. Our vision is based on three core values: ‘Be Ready, Work Hard, Be Nice’. In working towards instilling these values in our students, we strive to provide a safe, healthy and stimulating environment for all. Our curriculum is based around the needs of our students and consists of a rich blend of academic and vocational qualifications, all supported by fantastic learning resources including outstanding sports facilities, as well as modern, generously equipped classrooms, workshops and laboratories. All areas are served by excellent ICT facilities. Working together, in partnership with all stakeholders but especially parents and carers, we are creating a dynamic and innovative learning institution.

Our ambition is to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential, develop as courteous, confident and capable young people and leave with an education that has fully equipped them to go on to university or the career of their choice. Ebbsfleet Academy is proud to be a community school. As such we can cater specifically for the learning styles and social needs of our learners. Our curriculum allows students to develop socially, behaviourally and academically at their own pace and in their own unique ways. This reflects positively in our results.

Exam results are only one measure of success. We foster students’ wider interests and skills through a varied programme of extracurricular activities and student leadership opportunities, all of which are essential to nurturing potential outside the classroom. We have high expectations of everyone in our school. Our provision includes extension for the most able, as well as targeted support and intervention, to ensure all students achieve to the best of their ability and that they leave Ebbsfleet Academy equipped with the skills needed to excel in today’s world. By working in partnership with all stakeholders, especially parents and carers, we have created a dynamic and innovative learning environment.

As a proud member of Leigh Academies Trust, our leaders also benefit from wider collaboration across a community of highly successful leaders, with continued investment in staff a core value of the Trust and our academy.

Click here to view our website and learn more about Ebbsfleet Academy.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.​​​​​​​

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the benefits available to all LAT employees from day one. ​​​​​​​

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.  We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.


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