Head of Learning Support (Senior School) (SENCO), Cobham, Surrey

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Notre Dame SchoolCobham, Surrey

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Start date: 01 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive, depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Notre Dame School is looking for a SENCO work closely with the Head, SLT and colleagues in the strategic development of the school’s Learning Support and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) policy and to oversee the day-to-day operation of that policy with the aim of raising Learning Support pupil achievement. 

All lessons are on a 1:1 basis and the teaching is primarily aimed at supporting pupils whose individual learner profile is informed by their diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty.

The successful candidate will have vision and strong management skills in order to provide overall leadership to the Learning Support Department which currently consists of several part time Learning Support tutors and Assistants.

Key responsibilities of the job include:

  • Exercise a key role in assisting the Head with the strategic development of Learning Support / SEND policy and provision, 
  • Screening and assessment of pupils for to establish learning needs 
  • Leading and managing staff 
  • Managing resources and liaising with parents and staff over learning support needs provision 

The successful candidate will ideally have QTS and should be well qualified to OCR Level 7 or equivalent in SpLD. An up-to-date Assessment Practising Certificate would be an additional advantage.

The School

Notre Dame School is a highly successful independent girls’ school set in 17 acres of beautiful parkland in Cobham. Notre Dame is a Catholic School and is a Foundation of the Company of Mary Our Lady with an ethos shaped by the life and work of St Jeanne de Lestonnac. 


The candidate information pack provides more information on the role and the interview process is available on the School website: http://www.notredame.co.uk/Vacancies 

Applicants are asked to complete the online application form available on the Tes Schools Portal. For more information on this post please download the Candidate Information Pack available on the School website.

Deadline to apply: 9.00 am Monday 21 May 2018. Interviews: Wednesday 23 May 2018.

Job location

More about Notre Dame School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Burwood House, Convent Lane, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1HA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1932 869990
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