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Job Ref No. ECC8824736-79S Position Type: SENCO Pay Range: MPS/UPS + TLR
Position Start Date: 20/04/2020 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/01/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 10 February, 2020  

Job Description

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SEND Co-ordinator (any KS3/4 subject specialisation considered)


(Associate Leadership position with relevant salary may be available for the right candidate)

Required April 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to play an important role developing our provision for SEND students from April 2020.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the SEND Department and its future development. You will be responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring our SEND provision and will lead our highly successful and motivated team of Learning Support Assistants. You will have a desire to raise standards of achievement of students with SEND and increase staff confidence and competence in teaching them to ensure students are able to access the National Curriculum as fully as possible. Southchurch High School provides an excellent environment to develop your specialism.

Applicants are asked to declare on application which subjects they can offer.

You will:

Have an excellent working knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and current SEND legislation.
Ideally be qualified with the National Award for SEND Co-ordinator, or be willing to undertake this.
Be an outstanding practitioner who inspires your students and colleagues and has an impressive record of impact as a leader.
Willing to contribute to other areas of school life.
The successful candidate will benefit from:

Enthusiastic students who are willing to learn and want to achieve the best that they can.
An extensive programme of relevant CPD for all staff.
Working with a committed, hardworking and supportive team with the desire to raise student achievement even further.
Supportive senior leadership team with an emphasis on staff well-being and free access to external support agencies if needed.
Very modern facilities, set in acres of grounds, located in a leafy suburb of Southend-on-Sea.

Attendance at offsite meetings is an essential part of this role, therefore, use of own vehicle would be advantageous. Reimbursement for duty mileage will be made as appropriate.

Southchurch High School is an expanding, oversubscribed secondary school in Southend-on-Sea that has good exam results. The school is very popular and has a waiting list to join. The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of teaching well-behaved, enthusiastic and able pupils. You will have the ability, drive and enthusiasm to make a difference to students and young people from the Southend-on-Sea area.

Closing date: Noon, Friday, 31 January 2020, interviews will take place w/c 10 February 2020

Please visit our website for an Applicant Information Pack and to download an Application Form. Alternatively contact the School by telephone on 01702 900777 or e-mail with your contact details. Completed Application Forms should be-emailed to

Southchurch High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment health check questionnaire, satisfactory references and probationary period.

Information about the School

Southchurch High School is an oversubscribed 11-16 mixed comprehensive school. We are fortunate to be housed in a spacious, modern building, one wing of which has been recently refurbished. We have recently moved into our new 4 court Sports Hall. These developments have helped to give the School a very positive future.

Southchurch High School is situated near one of Southend's many attractive Victorian conservation areas. The area benefits from being very close to the lively Southend town centre as well as a short walk from the attractive Cliff Gardens and the seafront.

Southend also benefits from superb transport links, the School is a short walk from Southend East train station on the Fenchurch Street line and Southend Victoria, on the Liverpool Street line, is just a short bus ride from the School. Both rail lines are less than an hour away into London. Southend also benefits from excellent road links and the rapidly developing London Southend Airport which flies to a growing number of destinations throughout Europe.

Southend is a lively thriving town with seven miles of seafront (with a number of Blue Flag beaches), the world's longest pleasure pier (1.25 miles in length!), a busy shopping centre, many diverse places to eat and drink, a world class diving and swimming centre and plenty of cultural offerings including two theatres and a number of museums and galleries.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Tracy Smith
Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS2 4XA
Telephone: 01702 900777

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