SENCo, Thurrock

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Ockendon AcademyThurrock

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Ockendon Academy are currently looking for an accomplished SENCo looking to take on increased responsibility within the inclusion team.  This is the perfect opportunity for a driven and ambitious individual who is keen to really make a difference.

We are looking for an inspirational person who will assist in developing the SEND provision throughout the academy and keeping parents informed about their child's progress.  Candidates will be passionate about children's learning and development and keen to develop their own experience.  A good knowledge and understanding of EHCPs and the new SEND Code of Practice is required.  You will be working alongside external agencies to ensure that children make sufficient progress and achieve their full potential.  

We are looking for someone with a sense of community within the academy, the ability to develop colleagues' teaching and their understanding of SEND students precise learning needs.  You should have a close working relationship with the Principal and the flexibility to adapt to your environment.  

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Be educated to a first degree level or equivalent and hold QTS.
  • Must have achieved a National Award SENCo qualification and have relevant experience. 
  • Must have Level 7 Access Arrangements qualification
  • Have the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with students, parents and colleagues.


The Principal is happy to meet you for a pre-application visit, please contact Helen Smith at hsmith@theockendonacademy.com to make arrangements.  To apply, please visit our website www.theockendonacademy.com to download the Job Description, Person Specification and Application form, or alternatively contact Denise Fowler at dfowler@theockendonacademy.com for an application pack.

The Ockendon Academy and Ockendon Studio School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.



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More about The Ockendon Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Erriff Drive, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 5AY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1708 851661
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