SENCo - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Great Baddow High School, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC4390-321 Position Type: SENCO Pay Range: Teachers pay range & TLR £9,989
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/05/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: Week commencing 23 May 2022  

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SENCo - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Teachers main/upper pay range plus TLR £9,989

Required September 2022

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Are you passionate about teaching and about how to engage young people so they achieve their very best? Do you enjoy working with others to ensure the highest standards of teaching and learning for all students?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for our school to recruit an enthusiastic and conscientious SENCo to lead our SEN team, building on the excellent work that is already in place and championing our SEN/Additional Needs students.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the school meets all of its legal obligations under the most recent SEND Code of Practice
  • Lead and line manage a talented and skilled SEN team
  • Work with colleagues and students to put in place realistic expectations and targets for students with SEN/Additional Needs
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and external agencies to promote our student's learning and effectively communicate targets, achievements and progress

Staff morale is high at our school; we have an excellent induction programme and a commitment to professional development for all staff. All teaching staff are provided with a laptop.

Our oversubscribed school achieved a 'GOOD' rating in its Ofsted inspection in February 2017 and we have a commitment to supporting students in developing as well-rounded individuals as well as achieving their academic potential.

Great Baddow High School is very well thought of locally. Our motto, which translates as 'always striving for higher things' encapsulates our vision for our students and staff.

Pre-application visits are warmly encouraged particularly during the working day in order to view our students and teachers working together in well-equipped, specialist classrooms, using modern technologies and resources.

Please apply by downloading the application form and sending it to, to arrange a visit please contact Yvette DeFeo, HR Manager on 01245 265821 or email please leave your name, address, telephone number and email details.

Information about the School

Great Baddow High School is a happy and successful 11-18 school benefitting from a large site and excellent specialist accommodation.

Our curriculum is broad and varied and provides opportunities for all learners to achieve; we pride ourselves on balancing modern approaches and technologies with traditional values.

A large proportion of our students stay on to join the sixth form and are joined by students from elsewhere. We have a very good sixth form centre and our sixth formers make a valuable contribution to the life of the school.

Great Baddow High School is a specialist science and sports college and is a centre of excellence for the region. Our students benefit from a vast number of enrichment opportunities in many other areas.

Our motto, always striving for higher things, encapsulates our vision for our students and staff.

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Yvette DeFeo
Duffield Road
Great Baddow, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 9RZ
Telephone: 01245 265821

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