Assistant SENCO, Bournemouth

Closing date:

The Bishop of Winchester AcademyBournemouth

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: NJC Support Staff SCP 20 - FTE: £19,430 (this will be pro-rated in line with Academy terms & conditions)
Contract term: Permanent

Assistant SENCO

To start January 2018

37 hours per week, term time only

NJC Support Staff SCP 20 - FTE: £19,430 (this will be pro-rated in line with Academy terms & conditions)

Are you looking to make a difference to the lives of children and young people with SEND? Then you could be exactly the person we are looking for at The Bishop of Winchester Academy.

We are looking for a highly inspired and motivated assistant SENCO who is committed and passionate about meeting the needs of our students so they can achieve their potential.  

The assistant SENCO will need to have excellent communication skills. They will work closely with our highly experienced SENCO, supporting and liaising with staff, parents and external agencies to ensure identified student’s needs are met. 

The successful candidate will help to support the learning support assistant team and help to ensure high quality in-class support. The position will require vision, expertise and commitment in the area of SEN. The assistant SENCO will ideally have experience in multi-agency working and have a strong awareness of the relevant SEN legislation that underpins SEN within schools.

The successful candidate will:

- Be educated to degree level ideally in Psychology / SEN / Child Development.

- Hold both English and Maths GCSE at C grade or higher.

- Show commitment to the inclusion of all pupils.

- Bring enthusiasm, flexibility and an openness to new approaches.

- Have experience of teaching / supporting pupils with SEND in a mainstream setting.

- Have Knowledge of current practice and developments for pupils with SEND.

This is a brand new role and an exciting opportunity to be involved in an academy that has 21st century facilities, and will improve the lives of future generations of students and the community in Bournemouth.

We are proud of our unique Christian ethos and links with the local church communities. We welcome applications from prospective new staff prepared to share in the experience of school improvement.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be undertaken of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks.

The Principal is happy to offer tours of the Academy to prospective candidates. For an application pack please email Francesca Welsh, HR at, addressing your covering letter to Mr Paul McKeown, Principal.

Closing date for applications: 18th December 2017

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More about The Bishop of Winchester Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Mallard Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9PW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1202 512697
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