School image

Assistant SENCO

The Westleigh SchoolWigan

As a school we are passionate about inclusion and we are looking for someone who shares the same drive and commitment.  We are looking to appoint a highly effective and motivated Assistant SENCO, who will work effectively as part of our supportive team and who will make an impact on the outcomes for all our students. 

The successful candidate will work with all stakeholders to ensure that children with additional needs, vulnerabilities or barriers to learning receive the support they need to learn, progress successfully and maximise their potential. The successful applicant will support the strategic development of the SEN policy and provision in the school, coordinating specific provision to support individual pupils with SEN or a disability and working closely with parents, staff and other agencies.

The successful candidates will:

• Willingness to be flexible and support the school when needed

• Bring rigour and an eye for detail and experience to our ambitious school

• Be professional and approachable.


In return we can offer:

• A forward thinking and innovative Senior Leadership Team

• An open and transparent workplace that has an honest and respectful culture

• Friendly and enthusiastic children

• Caring, friendly colleagues with a strong team spirit and a positive attitude

• Supportive parents and Academy Councillors

The Westleigh School enjoys a successful partnership with the Shaw Education Trust, which is a growing multi academy trust led by an Executive Leadership Team steeped in school leadership and improvement experience. Working with the Shaw Education Trust also allows colleagues to access a large range of well-established training opportunities and work alongside like-minded professionals across a range of schools.  

The Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your employment: 

• An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme / Teachers Pension

• Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment (28 days holiday rising to 30 days after 5  years’ service + Paid Bank Holidays) 

• Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health 

• Cycle to work scheme 

• Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust. 

At The Westleigh School, each pupil can feel that they belong to a caring and supportive environment.  The school/academy is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo appropriate child protection screening including a DBS check.

Please click on the following link to refer to SET Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Further details and application forms are available from the school website www.thewestleighschool.co.uk  / www.shaw-education.org.uk/careers or by contacting the school.  

Completed applications are returnable to Mr Carlton Bramwell (Headteacher), The Westleigh School, Westleigh Lane, Leigh WN7 5NL via vacancies@westleigh.wigan.sch.uk 

Application deadline: Monday 6th December at 9am

Interview date: To be confirmed

Required: As soon as possible


Supporting documents

Please note that you are wholly responsible for fact checking in respect of the information provided by schools. Please also check for the latest visa and work permit requirements that may apply. Tes is not responsible for the content of advertisements or the policies adopted by advertising schools. Tes asks that all schools follow Tes' Fair Recruitment Policy.