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Job Ref No. ECC2012-91S Position Type: SENCO Pay Range: MPR/UPR
Position Start Date: 01/04/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 10/12/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: 15/16 December 2021  

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Salary: MPR/UPR

Full Time

Easter 2022 start

Inspire their remarkable with us

Excellent Opportunity for Career Development…

We are looking to appoint a SENDCO to add additional capacity to the senior leadership team. You must have a proven track record of leadership with high expectations for all and committed to rapidly driving up standards and increasing rates of progress.

First and foremost we require an outstanding teacher / leader with an uncompromising vision of excellence for all.

In addition to supporting our SEND pupils, the successful applicant will have responsibility for the leadership of our bespoke Autism Support Provision (The Ark).

Key responsibility for the following areas;

  • Ensure that SEND pupils make outstanding and sustained progress
  • Oversee and support the learning provision for the children of our ASC, working closely with the team, pupils and parents to ensure cohesion and progress for all
  • Embed a culture of high expectation and high aspiration for all pupils and staff, working with our team of Teachers and LSAs in their support to pupils through targeted and focused interventions
  • Work closely with our Pastoral Care Coordinator in driving support and attention to all SEND pupils
  • Be forward-thinking and innovative in ensuring progress focused provision for all pupils

​Who are we looking for?

Are you a dedicated and energetic individual?

Do you have an approachable style and good sense of humour?

Are you committed to your own growth and development?

Are you equally committed to the growth and development of your team and the individuals within that team?

Are you passionate about every child's right to enjoy school and achieve well?

If your answer to all these questions is a resounding 'YES', then we're looking for you!

The successful applicant will be given a significant opportunity to further their professional development.

For an informal conversation about the position, please contact Teresa Cooper (Vice Principal) at

In each of the AET academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes. You will also be offered membership of a private healthcare and dental plan, an excellent pension, Cycle to Work scheme and much, much more!

Closing Date- Friday 10 December 2021

Interview date- Wednesday 15 December and Thursday 16 December 2021

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Come inspire their remarkable with us, apply today.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements. Please visit our website for further details.

Information about the School

Welcome to Hamford Primary Academy, a place that strives to ensure that children get the very best opportunities to achieve the highest possible outcomes and where high quality learning is at the heart of everything we do.

Hamford Primary Academy serves the areas of Kirby, Frinton-On-Sea and Walton-On-The-Naze. The school has very pleasant surroundings and at present we have 344 wonderful children on roll and we are expanding by the week!

We are a vibrant school within the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) Group that is developing a curriculum relevant for the 21st Century. We place great emphasis on developing children’s character in order to prepare them for the challenges that lie ahead in both their education and life. We strive to allow our children to be responsible, be curious, be resilient, have integrity, be compassionate and be reflective. These are all crucial in developing an environment in which all children will develop independent, caring and confident personalities, aware of their own ‘sparks’ and of the most effective ways to further develop these.

Our vision is to inspire a culture of limitless learning and endless possibilities.

Our mission is to provide opportunities to challenge and be challenged.

Our values are happy because we are excited to learn, eager to explore and keen to meet a challenge; helpful because we encourage and support each other, welcome everyone and are a kind, caring community; honest because we tell the truth, play by the rules and be ourselves.

We promote passion, drive and a willingness to give the very best to ensure lifelong memories for our remarkable pupils.

If you would like to make an appointment to come and look round the academy, please contact Tess Cooper on

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

Tess Cooper
Elm Tree Avenue, Walton-on-the-Naze
Essex, CO14 8TE
Telephone: 01255 673415

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