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SENCo (Permanent)

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Required from January 2021

Leadership ISR 7-11/SCP 11 - £52,643

NOR 1,575

Required from January 2021

This is an exciting and highly rewarding opportunity to lead in an innovative and exciting environment managing the provision of SEND students and improving their educational outcomes. You would oversee our provision for SEND in the school. This post is part of the extended senior leadership team and would provide an excellent career progression route into senior leadership in school for the right candidate.

Blatchington Mill is a ‘Good’ school, with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour and safety. We achieve positive value-added in our exam results, stretch our most able, and support our most vulnerable. We innovate in the classroom, placing huge value on teacher-led action research and professional development. We work in partnership with schools locally and nationally and believe in collaboration and school-led improvement. As a school, we have shown huge resilience, creativity and determination in managing our response to Covid-19, prioritising continuity of education for our students. Our staff have shown amazing fortitude and have delivered exceptional education during this period. As we seek to continue to support our students with their return to the physical classroom, we require a new SENCo to lead the next steps for the SEND team in school.

We are incredibly proud to be an inclusive and supportive school. We have 40 students with an EHCP or complex needs. We also have around 187 students with additional needs that require adjustments for them to thrive. We are proud of the outcomes our young people achieve, but we want to improve further – and seek an ambitious and dynamic SENCo to lead on this.

The ideal candidate will already have extensive experience of SEN education, an open and engaging style of communication, and be committed to the highest standards and expectations for students with SEN - believing that with the right support they can achieve without limit. For candidates with exceptional leadership potential, the SENCo qualification can be studied alongside the role and will be funded.

Our most recent reviews of the school have commented that:

“The energy, enthusiasm and personal interest shown by leaders are highly motivational, creating a culture of initiative, innovation and success.”

“The strong leadership at this school is exemplified by the way that Ashley and his team have put strategies in place remarkably quickly”

“Staff work collaboratively to learn from each other, strong teams are built and so teachers guide and support each other. This has developed a culture in which staff are confident and eager to improve; where they view challenges positively.”

“There is a high level of mutual respect and trust between teachers and students and between students themselves; contributing successfully to students’ moral and social development. It is rare to see students not engaged with their learning.”

“Students are well behaved, courteous and polite. They show positive attitudes to the teacher, their learning and each other. This makes a strong contribution to the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that pervades the school.”

“The school is very inclusive, and students show respect and consideration for one another in their behaviour in classrooms and around the school.”

If you would like to join us, and feel you could thrive in a collegiate and positive atmosphere then please read the accompanying person specification and job description and consider if you possess:

If you are interested in applying for this role please complete and return an application form via email to Amanda Brasington, PA to the Head Teacher,, by the closing date;

Closing date:  3rd December 2020 – 12.00 noon

Interview date: TBC

Blatchington Mill School is committed to safeguarding our students; we expect all staff and volunteers to support this commitment. Criminal record checks will be carried out and a full, enhanced DBS clearance is required for all positions.
Applications are encouraged from black and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are under-represented on the school's staff.
(Race Relations Act sections 35-38 apply).