May 23, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
Leigh Academy Bexley is now recruiting for a Deputy SENCo, joining us from September 2023 or sooner if available.
MPS/UPS plus Outer London weighting, commensurate with experience plus TLR
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
June 22, 2023


Leigh Academy Bexley is now recruiting for a Deputy SENCo, joining us from September 2023 or sooner if available. This is an opportunity to be part of an experienced 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. This role 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 within the Academy in the context of current legislation.
  • To manage resources for SEN 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 all students.
  • To work with the SENCo to develop, manage and maintain provision maps for students.
  • 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 SEN.

This is a permanent, full time opportunity offering MPS/UPS Outer London plus TLR commensurate with experience.​​​​​​


Application process: Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis interested candidates may be keen to visit the school before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Pam Morey - PA to the Principal - via email at Visits will be offered throughout March - please ensure you offer a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the school.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Pam Morey (as above) in the first instance. If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Elene Redelinghuys (Recruitment Advisor) on

The school is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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